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My washing machine will not operate for more than a minute before a fault flashes up on the screen saying F18. Have you any idea what this could be indicating please?

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Had the same problem. Take the back off (after the usual precautions, unplug, turn water stopcocks to off). Look at the bottom of the motor, there are 2 thin brown wires loosely held together with a short white protective tubing. It is likely that one or both of these wires have come loose from a Bakelite type connector going into the motor, near where the belt rotates. This is the feedback tachometer to the control unit. Basically it tells the machine how fast the motor is going. When the machine starts to fill, the motor turns a couple of times, no feedback therefore the control unit stops the cycle and drains it. I tried to solder the wires back onto the connector but when I refitted the motor the joints broke again (maybe I was too rough but the connector isn?t designed for re-soldering). A replacement motor did the trick ? but check out Hotpoint?s service plan, it lasts for a year and they will replace the motor under that plan. If a different fault develops they will replace the machine for a new one. Hope mine breaks within the year?good luck.

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