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Hoover HNL7166 'Start Delay' light flashing

My Hoover washing machine stops working about 10 seconds into any cycle. The Start and Start Delay buttons then flash together 10 times, there is a pause and they then flash together 5 times, a pause and flashing 5 times, and this continues. I've checked the filter and the pipes and can't see any issue there. The Hoover website is next to useless, the phone line had me answering automated questions for 5 minutes before informing me no-one was available to take my call, and the manual gives no clue. Can anyone help?

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Hoover (Nextra series) washing machines

The 'Start' & 'Pause' LED's will flash together to indicate the error code. You have to count the flashes within each 15 second period to get that error code. The start and the pause LED's will flash together at 1Hz (i.e 1 flash per second) within that 15 second time frame, then will continue and show again within another 15secs and so on.

1 Flash = Interlock fault
2 Flashes = Fill time-out
3 flashes = Drain time-out
4 flashes = Overfill fault presure pipe blocked
5 flashes = NTC error
6 flashes = faulty control board
7 flashes = Motor jammed
8 flashes = Tacho fault
9 flashes = Motor triac on module board
10 flashes = Prog Selector or wiring fault

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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    It flashes 7 times Ive
    checked the motor it's turning freely. Proaction washing machine

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Hello, I'm having the same situation, my washing machine stops working before 5ms and the start and start delay buttons flash together, with some pauses. What was the solution to your problem? Thank you

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Just had an engineer out to look at my machine. Different problem - machine won't start, door won't lock but all programme lights work. Ran the test cycle and machine passed. It appears that i need a new board. He did ask if any lights came on - as the machine does this to show you the fault code - that might be what your machines are doing.

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