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Hotpoint washing machine wf740

Lights flashing when its about to spin and a code comes on FO1 sounds as if the programmer has gone

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  • rsotunde Feb 20, 2009

    when i start to do a load of washing it says end then fo1 starts to flash and it sounds like its spinning what do i do to fix it.

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Error F01 is indicating that the motor triac has short circuited, this is part of the electronic speed control for the motor.
Hotpoint's advice is to call an engineer, and I would concur with this, it is not really a DIY repair, unless you have a good knowledge of electronics.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks.

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