Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
If you are having a problem with your Hotpoint washing machine it is helpful to know what the error code means. Some of the problem are very simple to fix and do not require a service call to remedy the problem. Here is a list of error codes and the meanings for Hotpoint washing machines
If your error code has an E in front of the number and not an F as shown here, the meaning of the code is still the same
# F10 - This means there is no cold water coming into your washing machine You should check and make sure that the valves are on and that the hoses are not kinked.
# F11 - This means there is no hot water coming into the washer. Again make sure that the valves are on and that the hoses are not kinked anywhere. Also hot water will freeze before the cold water does, if it is very cold where you washer is, check for frozen pipes.
# F12 – This code means that the water is not filling when calling for mixed temperature water. Again, check the hoses and valves.
# F13 – If you have water supply problems this code could also display. Check all hoses and valves.
# F14 - A If this code comes up you have a problem with the washer water heating system. It is usually best to get a professional to repair this problem.
# F15 – The water is not being drained from the washing machine properly. Check the discharge hose to make sure that it is not blocked and that it rises to the minimum height requirement for your washer.
# F16 – The water level is or has been too high in the washing machine. The water inlet valve is probably not closing properly. Turn off the water at the hot and cold water valves and replace the water inlet valve.
# F17 - Door is not closing properly. Firmly push the door closed, and the washing machine should work. If you cannot get the machine to run by slamming the door, then you will need to have the door switch repaired or replace it your self.
# F20/1 – This means that you have a problem with the thermistor that senses the water temperature in your washing machine. It will need to be replaced. This error also could occur if the temperature where the washing machine is, is below freezing.
# F30/31 – This means that there is a problem with the washing machine motor. Check that you do not have too much in the washing machine. There also could be a communication problem to the motor. Unplug the washing machine to reset it and then try to run a cycle again.
# F40 - Water is below the minimum level for the heater to be working. You need to find out why there is not enough water entering the washing machine.
# F41 – There is a problem with the water level detection system.
# F50/51 – This means that the washing machine has lost its programming. The washer will run in a default mode till you can get it reprogrammed.
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