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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Care and maintenance
! Unplug your machine when cleaning it and before all
maintenance operations.
! Do not clean any part of the machine with abrasive
cleaners, scouring agents, acids, any bleach or metal
polish as they may cause damage.
Use a damp cloth or silicon polish to clean the
exterior surfaces of the appliance.
Clean the internal surface of the door bowl regularly
with a soft cloth. A build up of soap powder and
water hardness residue may result in water leaking
from the door.
Always leave the appliance door ajar to prevent
unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer and compartments
It is advisable to clean the dispenser drawer regularly.
! Do not try to clean any part of the dispenser drawer
while the machine is running.
1. Pull out the drawer until it
reaches its stop.
2. Press the drawer release
button to remove the dispenser
drawer (see pic).
3. Clean and dry the dispenser
drawer, syphons, grate and
fabric conditioner exit channel
(A), ensuring any build up of
detergent and fabric conditioner
is fully removed.
! Failure to do so may lead to
the machine leaking from the
dispenser drawer.
Also regularly clean the
outlet pipe area (B).
4. Relocate the dispenser drawer
and push it firmly back into place.
! We recommend a maintenance wash 2 or 3 times a
year, to avoid a build up of greasy deposits and water
hardness residue. Run the 95˚ White Cotton programme,
with the normal amount of detergent but no
Where the drying only option is regularly used, do
this on a monthly basis.
Changing the plug
The wires in the power cord are coloured in accordance
with the following:
Moulded plug
! The plug must not be used without the fuse cover in place.
If a replacement fuse holder/cover is
required, it must be of the same colour
coding or wording as shown on the base
of the plug.
Replacements are available from authorised dealers.
! If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable type,
then the cut-off plug must be disposed of safely.
DO NOT leave it where it can be inserted into a socket
and create a shock hazard.
! The power supply cord should be checked periodically
and replaced by a cord specially prepared for this
machine and fitted only by authorised technicians (see
Service). Replacement power cords can be purchased,
at an extra cost from our Genuine Parts and
Accessories department or authorised dealers.
! The manufacturer denies any responsibility should any
of these rules not be followed.
! If in doubt about any of the above consult a
qualified electrician.
Green and Yellow
(Earth) wire to terminal
marked ‘E’, symbol ,
or coloured green and
13A ASTA approved
fuse to BS1362.
Brown (Live) wire to
terminal marked ‘L’ or
coloured red.
Blue (Neutral) wire to
terminal marked ‘N’ or
coloured black.
Cord clamp