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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Drainage Connection
! Although you may need to move the hooked end
support along the grey drainage hose, DO NOT remove
! Whichever drainage method you use, make sure that
the hooked end support is fixed level to, or above the
‘Plumbing Indicator Line’ (see Description page 2).
We recommend one of the following:
Standpipe method:
1. Make sure the standpipe
height is a minimum 500mm up to
a maximum 1200mm from the
2. Insert the drainage hose
approximately 100mm into the
Under sink method:
1. Cut off the blocked end of the
under sink drainage unit, or
remove the blanking plug if fitted.
2. Fix the hooked end support a
minimum of 800mm from the
3. Use a hose clip (eg. a jubilee
clip) to securely attach the grey
drainage hose end to the under
sink drainage unit.
Electrical connections
Before plugging the appliance into the mains socket,
make sure that:
the socket is earthed and in compliance with the
applicable law.
the socket is able to sustain the appliances
maximum power load indicated in the Technical
Details table (see page 20).
the supply voltage is included within the values
indicated in the Technical Details table (see page 20).
the socket is compatible with the machines plug.
If this is not the case, replace the socket or the
plug, ensuring a 13A fuse is fitted.
! The machine should not be installed in an outdoor
environment, not even when the area is sheltered,
because it may be very dangerous to leave it exposed
to rain and thunderstorms.
! When the machine is installed, the mains socket
must be within easy reach and should be connected to
a suitable electrical supply.
! Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
! The power supply cable must never be bent or
dangerously compressed.
! The power supply cable must only be replaced by an
authorised serviceman.
! The company denies all liability if and when these
standards are not respected.
Before you start using your machine
The first wash cycle
Once the appliance has been installed and before you
use it for the first time, run a wash cycle without
detergent and no laundry. This will check your
installation, connections and drainage and will
thoroughly clean the interior before you carry out an
actual wash programme on your laundry.
This will take approximately 2
/2 hours to complete.
! Run the 95˚ White Cotton programme 'B', without
laundry and without detergent.
! During this cycle check for any leaks from under the
machine. If present ensure all hoses are securely
Did you know?...
...it is very important to ensure that your hoses or cables are not kinked or squashed as this can lead
to your machine failing to fill or empty the water.
...it is very important to respect the dimensions given within the drainage connection methods (see above).
...if using the undersink drainage method remember to cut off the blocked end, or remove the blanking plug.
...you will be charged for a service engineers visit if a problem with your machine is caused by incorrect
installation or misuse.
Hooked end
Hose clip
from floor