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Hotpoint bci450 flashing number 3 and 5 no water present in float tray takes water in and drains but only lasts 3mins and shuts out

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when facing the dw pull it out from under counter and on the left side there is a panel held on with 2 screws. take that off and under there are the float switches for the overflow. those switches is what causes the pump to run all the time but do nothing else. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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#1. If you have to put downward pressure on the float in order to fill, then float switch is not OK.
#2. It would seem as though your pump impeller is missing some, or all vanes. (Not pumping water out).

#3. It will become even more difficult to find parts as time goes on.
#4. 30 years...It has done it's job. It has paid for the trip, It's time to move on, What else can I say.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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It sounds more like a pump problem than the float. They normally do not faulter but hey wonders do still excist. Unfortunately the machine is still under warranty and that makes it hard as you can not open the machine yourself.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: hotpoint dish washer aquarius

I had the same problem with my Hotpoint Aquarius the eco and fast light flashing, it would go through the pre wash cycle and stop.
I cleaned the filters etc; and it still didn’t work.
I turned the machine off and unplugged it at the mains,
I drained all the water, turned the machine on the side and took the bottom off, I removed the drain pump off the bottom (this was held on with a single screw after taking the screw out slightly turn it to one side as its like a bayonet fit on a light bulb also remove the wire connection and a rubber drain pipe)
Once the pump was removed I could clearly see the impellor it was very tight and I couldn’t spin it after a closer examination I could see a foreign object jamming it I removed this with a pair of tweezers, replaced the pump and put it all back together and it now works perfectly.
I hope this can be of some help.
Peter.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FDW60 Flashing lights 3 and 5

Is it possible that water has gotten inside the controls that could have caused the flashing lights? Kind of like spilling water on a calculator, everything seems to go haywire.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Start light flashing. Dishwasher wont start


I'm guessing as you did not list the model number. Something similar happened on mine. Due to a freeze, there was a small crack in the inlet and water had slowly leaked. As a safety feature, the Asko has a tray under the dishwasher inside the overall dimensions. It has a float. When the float rises, the drain pump starts and the dishwasher will not start. In my case, the drip pan is not connected to the drain which gave me the drain sound, but did nothing to remove the leaky water.

I suggest you take the front bottom panel off the dishwasher and check for water/leaks.

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I Have a Hotpoint BCI450 - it was conneccted by a previous owner and we do not have the instructions. A few nights ago the washer stopped washing 1/2 way through a progaram leaving a few inches of water...


The problem is associated with the main program controller unit and so it is needed to remove the panel and see if there is any moisture present that had caused the error.
Leaving if off overnight would have resetted the machine or made the panel OK.
So after cleaning if the panel does not work to trigger the inlet then the controller unit must be checked.
Please check on the links below for some tips:
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/dishwashers/a/3/171/common-dishwasher-faults.html

Sep 02, 2011 | Hotpoint 18 in. BCI45 Slim-Line Built-in...

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I have a bosch shu4303uc dishwasher and it overflowed and now has water in the tray area underneath. I have gotten most of the water out but unit will not wash will only sound as if it is constantly...


yes the problem is the float. you have to remove the left side panel and take a flash light and see the water in the very bottom of the tray. there is a little dip where the float is that is probably partially filled with water.dry that area completelyand that will solve the problem. then cancel and drain the machine
that should do it

Apr 10, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

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Ok, after a year, I've figured out the problem. I changed a bunch of parts, but never until now figured out that what it is doing is, water is running out the hole behind the door, where the overflow...


It could be as simple as the float switch inside the wash tub. Usually they are located just inside the bottom front edge of the dishwasher. Some of these are loose and others are enclosed inside another cover.

You may have to remove a cover to get at the float. Basically, the float is designed to float up when enough water has flowed into the dishwasher. Sometimes thou, gunk can get built up inside the bottom of the float and cause it be heavier than it should be, which causes the float (water level) switch to not shut off the water until too much water has been drawn into the dishwasher.

If a good cleaning of the float doesn't solve the problem, you can get at the float switch by removing the front lower access panel and reposition the switch to cause the water to shut off sooner.

Another problem could be that the dishwasher isn't level and the front is set lower than the rear and that is causing erratic operation of the float and causing the water to leak out the front. Check to make sure the dishwasher is properly level front to back and side to side.

Lastly, check the drain hose to be certain that is doesn't have any obstructions as any partial blockage could be preventing a complete pump out of the water in the tub, since many discharge cycles (pump out) are timer based and don't actually know if all the water has been pumped out before the next cycle starts adding in fresh water, etc.

Check the entire drain hose from the dishwasher to the air break (if you have one at the sink top) to the drain tap either on a disposal (could have partial blockage inside the drain port on the disposal) or the drain fitting that ties into the sink drain, etc. Check everything to make sure it isn't clogged or blocked anywhere along the drain path.

Sometimes it's the simple things that cause appliances to not function properly. Without you model number, I couldn't pull up the drawing to check what type of water level float your unit has, etc., so I provided you with generic solutions to try out.

Hope this helps, best regards!

Jul 31, 2009 | Asko Dishwashers

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Hotpoint FDW60 Flashing lights 3 and 5


Is it possible that water has gotten inside the controls that could have caused the flashing lights? Kind of like spilling water on a calculator, everything seems to go haywire.

Jan 11, 2009 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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Hotpoint dishwasher bci450


Here are the eco related error codes for your washer..
1)Light 3 (eco) flashes. Water is present in the flood catching tray at the bottom which usually indicates that there is a leak somewhere. More often than not this is just a pipe with a poor fitting and simply tightening the clip is enough to stop the leak. Our machine had a very slow leak from one pipe (not enough to trigger the alarm) which was fixed in this way. The leak is detected by a small float switch located in the flood catch tray.

Undo 4 screws on the metal plate under the dishwasher 3 at the front 1 at the back, this reveals The pump check the seals are in place on the waste pump.

2) Wash indicator lights 3 + 5 (eco + pre) flashing rapidly. Filter is clogged. Pull out the filter and clean it.
3)Runs for approx. 3 minutes and then stops. Lights 3 + 4 (eco and fast) flash. Probably caused by being plumbed into a hot rather than cold water supply. The incoming water is hotter than required for the wash which causes the machine to cut out. Plumbing the machine into a cold water supply will fix the problem with no apparent long term problems.

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Hotpoint dishwasher bf1620 - 1st light indicator (heavy soil)flashing. information from hotpoint and manual useless


Hello!

I found out from hotpoint that the first flashing indicator means that the 'float switch' has been activated meaning that the base tray 'may' be leaking. I don't know whether this is a tactic to get their repair man out to fix it.

I was wondering whether there is a way to reset the switch and try re-running a programme as my base tray doesn't seem to be leaking.

I hope this helps a bit

May 02, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Flashing green light


Hi there. It looks like water is present in the flood catching tray at the bottom which usually indicates that there is a leak somewhere. More often than not this is just a pipe with a poor fitting and simply tightening the clip is enough to stop the leak. Our machine had a very slow leak from one pipe (not enough to trigger the alarm) which was fixed in this way. The leak is detected by a small float switch located in the flood catch tray.

Undo 4 screws on the metal plate under the dishwasher 3 at the front 1 at the back, this reveals The pump check the seals are in place on the waste pump.

Mar 10, 2008 | Hotpoint 18 in. BCI45 Slim-Line Built-in...

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Fault with Hotpoint BCI45 Dishwasher


This a generic problem with hotpoint dishwashers..
Water is present in the flood catching tray at the bottom which usually indicates that there is a leak somewhere. More often than not this is just a pipe with a poor fitting and simply tightening the clip is enough to stop the leak. Our machine had a very slow leak from one pipe (not enough to trigger the alarm) which was fixed in this way. The leak is detected by a small float switch located in the flood catch tray.

Undo 4 screws on the metal plate under the dishwasher 3 at the front 1 at the back, this reveals The pump check the seals are in place on the waste pump.

Sep 27, 2007 | Hotpoint 18 in. BCI45 Slim-Line Built-in...

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