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There is a light flashing on my Hotpoint washing machine
Many of our newer Hotpoint washing machines have a series of indicator lights, which flash to indicate a possible fault. The most common are:
Pre wash light flashing
Indicates that the Hotpoint washing machines is failing to fill correctly. Check your fill hoses to make sure they are turned on correctly. It is also worth checking for any blockages, leaks or kinks in the fill hose pipe.
Wash light flashing
Indicates that your programme dial has been moved from its original position. Simply returning the wash dial to its original position will restore the light to its original status.
Spin light flashing
Indicates that the Hotpoint washing machines has considered the wash load to be excessive or unbalanced. We would recommend removing the clothes, redistributing the load evenly and retry the spin cycle to resolve this.
End light flashing
Indicates that the Hotpoint washing machines has reached the end of a wash programme.
If the wash, rinse and spin function lights all flash at the same time, this would indicate a possible blockage in your filter or waste / drain pipe.
We recommend checking your user manual as all models vary – you can also download your user manual here.
If you need further assistance please call Hotpoint customer service on 0344 822 4224
Why are my wash results poor?
To achieve the perfect wash make sure you select the correct programme, and then add the recommended amount of detergent.
Take care not to overload your Hotpoint washing machines as this will produce poor wash results due to an inability of the appliance to effectively dissolve the detergent.
Try re-washing garments on the correct programme ensuring that an adequate amount of detergent is used.
Check to make sure that the economy or quick wash option (if available) is not being used on heavily soiled items. You may also find that heavily soiled items need a pre-wash cycle beforehand to ensure maximum freshness and the best wash results.
For further advice we recommend checking your user manual – you can also download your user manual [site:manuals]. If you need further assistance please call Hotpoint customer service on 0344 822 4224.
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F01 — Anti-flooding overflow
Issue: The LED lights on your dishwasher are displaying in the following sequence (please see below these error codes for your LED reference)
• LED 6: ON
• LED 7: OFF
• LED 8: OFF
• LED 9: OFF
Action: We recommend you call our customer service centre to book an engineer on 0344 822 4224
Action: Important: LED interfaces only have been included, to show clearly how faults are indicated. DIGIT and LCD (display) interfaces are not included, given the ease with which faults are identified (by F code). When faults are being displayed, the LEDs involved in their identification will remain alight and off, whilst the ON/OFF LED and others on the machine may blink rapidly.
F01 — Electronic circuit board fault
Issue: Washing Machines is not operating – some or all functions are not selectable.
Advice: We recommend you disconnect (unplug) the appliance from the mains supply for a minimum of 2 minutes. Reconnect supply and wait 30 seconds and try starting the machine again.
Advice: If the fault remains, please call our customer service centre to book an engineer on: 0344 822 4224
F06 — Door lock fault
Issue: Washing Machines door cannot be opened or closed / when the door is closed the machine the programme will not start.
Advice: If your washing machines door will not close, please check for any obstructions in the door lock. If the fault still remains then we recommend you call our customer service centre to book an engineer on: 0344 822 4224
F12 — Electronic control fault
Issue: Washing Machines is not operating (turning on).
Advice: We recommend you call our customer service centre to book an engineer on: 0344 822 4224
There is a safety notice for Washing Machines, please check here
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