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eco light sometimes indicates that water has got into the bottom panel of the machine. A float switch is underneath to protect the machine ( and your kitchen floor from being flooded. ( Either from overfilling or a leak) If you tilt the machine backwards see if any water runs out. If the machine restarts , then you will have sourced the problem. Should the flashing start again later, you may have a water leak underneath. Also check the lower door gasket to make sure its clean. If the gasket is dirty, sometimes water builds up behind the gasket and drips over the front of the tub into the bottom panel underneath causing this symptom. When cleaning the gasket, be very carefull!! The edges of the door at the bottom are razor sharp..
Possible that the controller unit has got some errors or is faulty. remove the mains plug and keep aside for few minutes. Then switch on to test. If there is no result then you might have to check the power to the controller unit. Use a multimeter to test the voltages to the circuit . Make sure you take all precautions when dealing with power circuits.
ok this sounds like your water has stopped coming in or timed out b4 the pressure switch is activated. hold eco button down, u will hear a beep then a light will come up, keep pushing the button until u see the light.reply and tell me which light has come up, and i can help u fix the problem.
pump auto starts if overfull sound like the machine is overfilling check the level ,u may need to clear pressure line or it may be bocked with gunk if u dont know call for service it shouldn't be a major.
if the eco light is flashing, this indicates that saftey float switch has activated in the base of the dishwasher usually caused by a leak, a polystyrene float activates a microswitch which cuts of the water inlet supply
I had this problem too, but discovered the cause and the remedy.
The flashing eco light signifies that the drain sump has water in it. Before the machine takes on water it checks a float located in the sump. If the float says that there is water in the sump then the machine presumes that there has been a problem when draining and decides not to take on any more water.
In my particular case, the sump collected extra water after the machine has last drained itself because the bottom spray arm has come off and allowed some water to enter the machine. Make sure that you check that!
The simple solution is to empty the sump of water. Do this by tipping the machine onto its right side. Warning! You will get wet feet! There was about a 1/4 pint of water in my dishwasher.
After that you should find that your dishwasher works perfectly again! Why Hotpoint couldn't include this simple task in their manual I'll never know! Health & Safety I guess...