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Hotpoint Washing Machine Repair

Appliance:
Hotpoint Washing Machine

Problem:
Washing machine making loud noises at beginning of wash cycle; before the washer goes into the wash cycle, it fills up with the water, and starts making a loud noise, sounding like all gears are going to fall out. It also makes a lot of clunking noises during the wash cycle, but after that it doesn't make another sound and runs beautifully.

Solution:
On older Hotpoint washing machines there is a clutch that mounts to the top of the motor. When this happens it is usually because the clutch is worn out. The noises you hear are the inner workings of that clutch assembly when it starts up.

You can have another clutch assembly installed but it is a costly repair and may not be worth it. It may make more sense to spend the money towards purchasing a new washing machine.