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Hotpoint Washing Machine Error Codes

Interpretation of Hotpoint Washing Machine Error Codes
In today’s era of advanced appliances, when a fault is detected, modern-day washing machines are capable of alerting you by displaying an error code.

Hotpoint Washing Machines and Hotpoint Washer-Dryers come equipped with this convenient feature – they either display an error code or initiate flashing LED lights on the console – to notify you of an operational fault in the washing machine. Typically, the appearance of an error code or flashing lights will be your initial indication that the washing machine has encountered a problem, which cannot be overlooked. In fact, the machine is likely to cease functioning until the error code is addressed.

Without understanding the meaning of the code, it can be challenging to determine where to begin troubleshooting. Therefore, the first step is to take note of the code and then refer to our guide below to identify it.

While it’s possible that the fault is something minor, such as overloading, which you can rectify yourself, sometimes the triggering factor behind the error code may be a more serious mechanical issue requiring professional repair.

Service 87’s washing machine repair experts are situated in Alton and are proficient in fixing faulty Hotpoint Washing Machines across the surrounding areas, including Bordon GU35, Liss GU33, and Petersfield GU31 & GU32.

Guide to Hotpoint Washing Machine Error Codes

F01 – or flashing LED light No. 4
Indicates that the washing machine will not operate and functions cannot be selected, signaling a fault with the electronic circuit board. Attempt to resolve by unplugging the machine for at least two minutes, then restarting it. If unsuccessful, contact a repair engineer.

F02 – or flashing LED light No. 3
This code suggests a motor circuit fault, resulting in the drum either not rotating or rotating intermittently during the wash cycle. Professional repair is required. Call 01420 481120.

F03 – or flashing LED lights No. 3 & 4
The washing machine fails to heat water due to a temperature sensor fault, necessitating professional repair. Call Service 87 at 01420 481120 or book a repair online.

F04 – or flashing LED light No. 2
Indicates continuous water filling due to a jammed pressure switch or hose blockage. If the hose is clear, professional assistance is required to identify and resolve the issue. Call 01420 481120.

F05 – or flashing LED lights No. 2 & 4
The machine fails to drain water, accompanied by an inability to open the door, suggesting a pump blockage or failure. Check for blockages in the pump filter, waste water hose, and under-sink plumbing. If unresolved, seek professional help.

F06 – or flashing LED lights No. 2 & 3
Signifies a door lock issue, preventing the door from opening and the machine from starting. Professional assistance is necessary to rectify this problem.

F07 – or flashing LED lights No. 2, 3 & 4
This code appears if a wash cycle stops prematurely, with the pump continuously running and water not heating. It indicates a potentially serious problem with the electronic circuit board and heating circuit. Contact 01420 481120.

F08 – or flashing LED light No. 1
Indicates a heater fault, causing the wash programme to halt midway. Professional attention is required. Book a washing machine repair.

F09 – or flashing LED lights No. 1 & 4
This code signals a software fault requiring a trained engineer’s expertise to fix. The washing machine will be inoperative, and the programme selector will not respond.

F10 – Unused error code.

F11 – or flashing LED lights No. 1, 3 & 4
Accompanied by an inability to pump water out of the machine, this error code necessitates pump replacement or repair of a broken pump circuit by an engineer. Call 01420 481120.

F12 – or flashing LED lights No. 1 & 2
Indicates an electronic control fault, resulting in the washing machine’s failure to power on. Professional appliance engineer assistance is required. Contact 01420 481120.

F13 – or flashing LED lights No. 1, 2 & 3
This error code pertains to Hotpoint washer-dryers and indicates overheating in the dryer. Ensure the lint filters are clean and clear, and airflow into the dryer is unobstructed. If unresolved, seek expert assistance. Call 01420 481120.

F14 – Unused error code.

F15 – or flashing LED lights No. 1, 2, 3 & 4
Alerts to a heater control fault, resulting in water not heating and/or pauses during washing or drying cycles. Professional engineer intervention is necessary to rectify the fault.

F16 – or flashing LED light No. 5
Appears exclusively on top-loading Hotpoint washing machines, indicating a faulty drum lock sensor.

F17 – or flashing LED light No. 5
Displayed when the washing machine door is not properly closed, or if stuck, it may indicate an issue with the door lock mechanism, requiring an engineer’s attention.

F18 – or flashing LED light No. 3
Indicates an internal data error, with some or all display functions malfunctioning. Attempt to resolve by unplugging the machine for at least two minutes, then reconnecting and restarting. If unsuccessful, contact +44 1428 746679.


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