Out of 90 Ratings

Owner's of the Hotpoint Washer/Dryer WD420 gave it a score of 3.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.77 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.64 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.6 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.61 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.7 out of 5
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Automatic features
Unbalanced load detection
The machine has an inbuilt feature to prevent it from spinning too fast with an unbalanced load.
When an unbalanced load is detected, the machine will attempt to redistribute the load in order to
balance it evenly to achieve full spin speed.
If this is not possible and an unbalanced load remains the spin speed will be reduced, depending on the amount
of unbalance detected. This is to prevent the machine from damaging itself or its surroundings and to prevent
excessive noise from the machine.
! If the spin result is unsatisfactory following a reduced spin speed attempt to rectify the unbalanced load, then
on completion of the programme the load can be redistributed evenly in the drum by hand. Select a spin cycle.
Do not attempt to spin heavy or absorbent single items as the machine cannot distribute these evenly.
If you need to wash a single item you will need to add some other items as ballast to allow the machine to distribute
the load evenly throughout the drum.
No water detection
The machine will automatically detect if it cannot take in water and will notify you by...
- Aquarius models: flashing the Prewash light.
- Aquarius+ models: flashing ‘H20’ on the digital display.
If this occurs please check the appliance is plumbed in correctly, with both fill hoses fitted to the c
old water supply
using the ‘Y’ piece connector (see Installation ‘Water connection’).
Energy saving and water levels
Modern machines are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
To achieve this water levels are kept to a minimum to ensure they are economic and use the lowest energy
possible. Unlike older appliances you will not see high water levels in the drum during washing.
! We recommend always washing as close to a full load as possible (see Programmes Table for the maximum
load size of your selected programme).
Option Modifiers and
Special Features