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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

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  • Stevemadigan Dec 29, 2007

    cycle iindicator lights flash in correct sequence for programe to start but machine does not come on tried switch off at mains socket power and water flow to machine are fine and there is no blockage to fillters or hose please advise

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Dishwasher does not work but the wash light comes on. The manual indicates that this could be too much inlet water. It has been working well until the last couple of days

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    moffat built in dishwasher Model MLD400712OWW`serial HS704548B
    Turned machine on to light wash, it made noise, but no water went in and it shut off.



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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

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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.

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    Poohs Jan 26, 2008

    In answer to Stevemadigan's question:

    Is it easy to change the heater on the BFI62 ? Well, if you've worked on dishwashers / washing machines before then it should be okay.

    As I said in my post, I didn't actually do the repair, but I watched the repairman very closely for future reference !

    Remove the machine from it's built in position.

    Lay it on it's left hand side (looking from the front) - be prepared for a lot of water spilling out. Put plenty of old towels/sheets on the floor where the machine will lay when tipped over.

    Remove the bottom cover - it has a sensor on it with wires that you need to be careful of.

    The heater looks like a mini car exhaust box with rubber hoses at each end secured by hose clips. It also has a plug/socket which must be disconnected.

    Before starting to remove the heater, the repair guy removed the sump pump first to give enough room to get to the heater.

    Fitting the heater is the reverse of removal, but the repair guy used new hose clips to safeguard against leakage, however, he didn't get them water tight first go and ended up doing all of the above again when water started appearing under the machine when he'd put it all back !



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