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Hotpoint BF41 stuck mid cycle

My hotpoint BF41 started to to leak at bottom of door. We initally thought that it was the door seal, so replaced seal and hinges. Water was still leaking out of door, and we then decided to watch machine with door ajar, and then discovered that leakage was actually due to to rota arm in bottom of machine had split ways and was pouring water our of bottom of door. We then replaced this part, resolved problem with leak, however, when my husband was the hinges on door he received an electric shock off the door and now leakage problem is resolved machine is stuck mid cycle. Possibly due to electric shock causing a short somewhere maybe? Any ideas? Need dishwasher fixed for XMAS!!!!

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  • tommoshouse Dec 28, 2008

    Hi, I have got very similar problems with my BF41. We inherited the machine when we moved into our new house at the beginning of November and ever since have had nightmares!

    To start with it was leaking out of the bottom (which it still does) so we replaced the seal after googling the error. The new seal then prevented the shutting of the door but in the literature it said that in some cases this happens so you need to buy a new lever for the door which we did and still it wouldnt shut!. I re-fitted the existing seal and then within a week the dishwasher has become permanently stuck in the rinse cycle!

    We have now been washing up for over aq week and I am at my witts end as to how to fix the problem, if anyone could advise it would be greatly appreciated.



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