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Fault code AL10

The dishwasher is not washing the dishes - looks half washed!
Someone said it was to do with a heating element problem?
The helpful engineer said I needed to find out what the exact problem was before calling him back!!!!

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I called an engineer after checking with hotpoint what the fault code was. Hotpoint advised that it was either a faulty heating circuit and I had to check the heating connections and timer (impossible unless you call an engineer).
Anyway, the fault turned out to be something to do with a water feed (I can't remember the technical name). There wasn't enough pressure coming through a particular valve as it was stuck in a semi-closed version, consequently the heating element wasn't switching on as it wasn't 'sensing' enough water pressure.

Valve has been fixed, and the dishwasher is now doing OK! For the time beginning at least.......

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