Question about Hotpoint 23 in. BFI68 Built-in Dishwasher
I switch on the dishwasher and everything appears normal. You can hear water entering the machine but once it reaches the point were you would expect to here the water jetting out of the rotating blades.... nothing! Opening the door you find that light 4(Soaking) & 5(Crystal) are lit. These lights are not responding to the usual escape measure, i e holding down program button for three beeps and then resetting, and the only way to get the lights out is to turn off the dishwasher. I have cleaned the filters but there was a lot of water in the compartment were the filters are, I can't remember if this is normal.
This a generic problem with hotpoint dishwashers..
Water is present in the flood catching tray at the bottom which usually indicates that there is a leak somewhere. More often than not this is just a pipe with a poor fitting and simply tightening the clip is enough to stop the leak. Our machine had a very slow leak from one pipe (not enough to trigger the alarm) which was fixed in this way. The leak is detected by a small float switch located in the flood catch tray.
Undo 4 screws on the metal plate under the dishwasher 3 at the front 1 at the back, this reveals The pump check the seals are in place on the waste pump.
Posted on May 23, 2008
ok, just a few minutes after posting this as a fault, I have opened the covers, the machine has a leak, the undertray has a sensor which has detected this, flashing light (prog 45 degC wash) flashing is a code to indicate leak sensor active.
Other prog lights flashing indicate a different fault, the following details each... this is a cut/paste from another forum site, copied without permission....
jawa592 on 6th Feb 2008
Cannot guarantee 100%accurate but you all might like what the flashing fault codes actually refer to, note what follows are pointers to what bit has gone wrong only. You should have the programmes running left to right: led1=intensive,led2=normal,led3=eco,led4=fast,led5=prewash,led6=delicate wash.ok so when this heap of western european tosh goes wrong one or two lights will flash this is what they mean:led3=m/ch has o/flowed water . ie the base underneath has sensed a leak.4=i/let h2o valve u/s or slow fill.5=thermister(electronic thermostat) is u/s or more likely the pcb .6=timeout heating which means the thermister senser between the door halves has become faulty or detached.3+4=no pump out,slow pump out,pcb u/s,blockage.4+5=tap off i/let valve.3+5=wash motor not coming on -seized,winding o/cic.but can also mean mesh plte filter badly blocked.1+4software fault with pcb.4+6=heating cic u/s (usually the heater tube )but can be the heater relay on pcb.3+4=pcb u/s.I don`t except any responsiblity for this being spot on or near spot on!! hope this helps someone.Try NOT to electrocute yourselves please!! If your not at all confident walk away and get "someone" who knows what they are doing.Cheers. jawa592
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Same thing happened to me.
The electrics tripped and once going again, 3 ECO was flashing. This fault was caused by the polystyrene float rising when water fills the botton tray. Tipping the machine onto its side empties the water unto your floor and clears the fault. But if there is a leak, the tray will refill, usually in a few minutes, and Flashing ECO appears again. If you remove the bottom trap - held on with six screws, you will see the float.
The fault was traced to one of the three pipes that run up the left side of the machine to a plastic box. One had worked loose and was flooding the whole of the electrics area. This will splash water on the mains suppressor whichs sits directly below it and will trip a RCD in your fuse box. A jubilee clip fixed the problem.
Now, the machine runs for about 30 seconds, stops, drains and 3 and 5 flash - same fault. It is possible the connectors are wet and short circuiting. I suppose if they dry out over a day or so, then this will cure the problem. I suspect that this fault is triggered by a sensor or switch somewhere - does anybody know?
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
i have had this dishwasher sdw60 for 18 months and it just keeps beeping, i have cleaned it ,turned it off at the mains it just dont wont to work. please help.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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