Question about Hotpoint Washing Machines
We've had the above model of washer-dryer for approximately 3 years now without a problem. Recently though, it has begun to trip the RCD during the drying cycle. It will wash with no problem, then when we put it on to dry it will trip about 10 minutes in. Once back on though, it dries without a problem. I've only done this a couple of times to try to determine whether it was an ongoing problem, and the same things happen. Tried different sockets, no change. Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
With the symptoms you describe i would suspect a intermittent heater element fault as you are getting earth leakage current which is tripping the whole supply rather than a current overload which would just trip the socket circuit breaker. Get the heating element checked over first as this is the most likely cause.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
This is more a workaround than a solution. When you choose the washing programme (say "D") and push the on/off button, two lights will flash, the "door locked" and the "drying" one. Now turn the "drying programme" button until the "drying" light stops flashing (in my case, this is true when I set the drying programme to 40°C). Then start the washing mashine.
Seems like the function of the drying programme button has shifted against the settings written on the button...don't ask me why! Of course, no guarantee but works for me. Please let me know if it does for you.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
SOURCE: F13 error during drying cycle
Hi, that indicates that either the fan motor is not working/ blocked or the dryer thermistor (thermostatic sensor) is playing up. Of course, the pcb reads the sensor so it could also be that causing the error.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
SOURCE: Dryer tripping RCD
Try disconnecting the heater and thermostats.
They are located behind a removeable cover at the rear of the dryer.
If it still trips, then the problem is likely to be more serious.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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