Question about Hotpoint 23 in. BFI62 Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Cycle wont run and lights on main washes flash

Upon setting a wash cycle the machine makes the right noises like introducing the water however after a couple of minutes the machine stops and the lights on both the main wash cycles (the last two lights on the row nearest the edge) start to flash and the dishwasher will not complete. is this a sign of a mechanical problem or an electronic problem. Please help

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: cycle wont run and lights on main washes flash

What is the best way change heater parts to a BF 162 dishwasher is it difficult or can some one change if they have a good under standing of machine

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: cycle wont run and lights on main washes flash

When you switch it on can you still select the wash type ?
If you can, when you shut the door does it start the cycle normally by pumping out the sump, but then when the wash pump (the cause of the main noise during the cycle) would normally start it stops and beeps - opening the door then shows the flashing error code ?

If your symptoms are the same as above or similar, suspect the heater is stuffed. My BFI62 did the above and it turned out to be a faulty (open circuit) heater. As I had no knowledge of dishwashers at the time, I called in a repair guy. As soon as he saw the fault code he suspected the heater - seems a batch of heaters (from the USA) had proved very unreliable (apparently Hotpoint got compensation from the manufacturers because of the number of problems it caused them). The replacement was made in Germany and the repair guy said he'd not known one of those to go faulty !
The repair guy diagnosed the heater open circuit from the control panel inside the door without even removing the dishwasher from it's location. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to note which wires ran off the board to the heater. Changing the heater needed it out and on it's side (be prepared for quite a lot of water on the floor).

Finally, when he'd fitted the new heater, it took him two goes to get the pipes either side of it to seal properly - quite common apparently and the source of even more water on the floor !

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hotpoint DC28 not washing cancel button
2.check if the door closes securely.
3.since there is water in d/w try running a short cycle.If it works, clean the inside thoroughly to ensure no clogs.

Jan 12, 2014 | Hotpoint 18 in. DC28 Slim-Line Built-in...

1 Answer

No indicator lights

A Bosch washing machine can make your life easier. Look in the troubleshooting section of your owner's manual for specific information related to the make and model of your Bosch washing machine.

Find more details on Bosch Home Appliances at Appliances Connection online.

Make sure the washing machine is unplugged or the circuit breaker is turned off before you attempt to replace any parts.

Dec 31, 2013 | Bosch Evolution 800 SHE68M05UC Stainless...

1 Answer

Currys essentials dishwasher error warning

I have a curry s essentials CDW60W10 dishwasher that isn't completing any wash cycles can anyone suggest anything ? Machine isn't leaking wont select hard spray in cycle or drain

Aug 24, 2012 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Whirlpool Quiet Partner II clean light blinks 7 times

The clean light flashing 7 times is an error code indicating an issue with the wash temperature. If the control does not detect a 4*F temperature rise in the main wash cycle, it will display the fault as the clean light flashing 7 times. There are several things that could cause the water not to heat, including the water being too hot coming in, an open door switch, or a faulty component in the heater circuit. The most common cause is the door switch not closing properly. This can be due to a loading issue or a latch issue. If upon visual inspection of the heating element no obvious defects are found, I would recommend resetting the control and running another cycle, paying close attention to door closure. If the light begins flashing again, you likely have a component failure. The heat circuit consists of several components including the element, control, door switch and tub thermostat(s). Reset the control by pressing teh following buttons within 5 seconds.

Hit Temp Wash Heated Dry Hi Temp Wash Heated Dry

Mar 02, 2012 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

1 Answer

The washing cycles both (pre-wash and main wash) can't work through to the end. when the water has been filled, the four indicating lights flash together and sounding like tide with rhythm. when...

It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect since the cycle when advanced seems to go through well.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

Please check the link below:

Thank you for using fixya.

Aug 27, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

The first 2 lights are flashing intermittently and the machine wont run a wash cycle

Make certain that there is water supplied to the dishwasher. Otherwise, contact an appliance service company.

Feb 22, 2010 | Indesit 18 in. D41 Slim-Line Free-standing...

2 Answers

Whirlpool Quiet Partner Doesn't finish cycle


Jul 30, 2008 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Indesit Dishwasher DI67.Cycle phase lights(prewash and wash)flash

I,d suggest Paying The $19.99 fee, on this site to get premium assistance. You,ll have technicians queuing up to solve your problem. And You,ll Have Solutions Within An Hour.

****** Please Do Not Rate This******

This Suggestion Is Information Only.

Good-Luck Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 28, 2008 | Indesit 24 in. DI67 Free-standing...

1 Answer


I think if you push the heated wash and heated dry button several times until all the buttoms light up this will fix your problem.

 A clean light that flashed repeatedly 7 times then off. Reset as above with the heated wash and heated dry buttons. You may then noticed a reduced flow from the pump so dissasemble the lower arm and water inlet assy.You may find it mostly plugged with foregin matter and some othe junk. Upon removal of that stuff and reassembly,It may work as new!

Feb 09, 2008 | Hotpoint 23 in. BFI62 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Asko 1585 Dishwasher

do they flash lik all on one side then the other? Start a cycle, then open the door. Do the lights flash the same way when you open the door as when it stops? if soyou may have a door that needs to be adjusted so it closes better. when the cycle ends, is there any standing water in the bottom? if so you may have a poorly routed drain hose or a partial clog in it. Last, pull the bottom panels off and look inside the bottom of the dishwasher and see if there is standing water down there . If ther is you have aleak somewhere or a bad drain pump. You r only other choice is a bad pressure switch. If youve already adjusted the water fil to the proper level ( just up to the grey plastic housing that the lower wash arm sits on) tehre really aernt any more options. Hope this helps!

Aug 29, 2007 | Asko 24 in. 1585 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint 23 in. BFI62 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

405 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers


Level 2 Expert

157 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides