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Flashing Lights Hi, I have a Hotpoint DWM55 and is approx 3 years old. Recently half way through a cycle it has stopped and the 'Eco' and 'Fast' lights are flashing. What error code is this? I think it may be the waste pump? Many Thanks Anthony

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    The dishwasher starts the cycle and then stops half way through to pump out the water, which it does but then it just keeps on pumping away but the dishwasher is empty. It's a Hotpoint DWF33 which we've had for over 11 years so perhaps the control module has gone? Any ideas?



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This error code is time out draining, check for a blockage

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