Question about Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer
My washing machine went through the wash cycle, then displays F8, it first started with F5 and my hubby found a screw in the pump, great he thought he had fixed it but now it goe's through the wash cycle attempts to spin and displays F8 can you olease help? thank you, Barbara
Here is the breakdown of Hotpoint awsher codes.
HOTPOINT/CREDA fault codes:
E10: No cold fill - check that the cold inlet tap is not turned off, or the inlet pipe is not kinked.
E11: No hot fill - check tap and hose as above.
E12: No MIXED fill - same checks as above, or possibly the inlet valve is faulty
E13: water inlet fault, or filling too slowly, similar checks to above.
E14: water not heating - check heater element or THERMISTOR (NTC).
E15: Water not pumping out, or pumping out too slowly. Check pump for obstruction or foreign objects jamming pump, or kinked drain hose, or blocked outlet/U-BEND.
E16: Very high water level - turn off water supply, and have inlet valve checked or replaced, or water level sensor checked/replaced.
E17: Door not closing properly, or door interlock faulty.
E20/21: THERMISTOR resistance drifted out of range (faulty), or ambient temperature below freezing.
E30/31: Motor problem - check motor brushes, drive belt, tachometer or tachometer magnet, motor relay or PCB (TRIAC motor control).
E40: Water level too low during heating cycle - check supply or inlet valve, or float level sensor. Check water pressure is high enough to fill within time limits of logic checks.
E41: Water level detect sequence error - check items above for E40, plus jammed pump.
E50/51: Model specific language and programmer codes have not been loaded/saved in programmer memory correctly. The machine will run on programmer common defaults (1000rpm spin and English). Book an engineer to reprogram the unit.
F01: Aquarius and Ultima models may show this. It could be a faulty motor or motor control board. The motor tachometer could also be faulty. Some machines have a little rotating magnet and sensor, and the magnet can become detached (not sure about these though on this model).
F04: possible filling or water level problem. Check water inlet pipe (or shut-off valve), or the outlet pipe, or the pump or pump filter if accessible (check for blockages or foreign objects). Also could be the water valve solenoid weak, causing filling to be too slow.
F05: possible draining (pumping off) problem, check the pump filter, or pump, outlet pipe, or U-BEND.
F07: Heater control or heater relay, or heater element problem.
F08: Heater control or NTC (Thermistor) temperature sensor problem.
F11: Pump related. Pump not able to empty water correctly. More blockages to check for: something inside the pump stopping it or reducing it speed. Sump hose blocked between the outer drum and the pump. Outlet hose blocked between the machine and the U-BEND. The pump could also be weak, pumping too slowly, or intermittent.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
code Description of fault User
E11 Problems with water fill in wash phase E10 Cycle PAUSED 8.2
E12 Problems with water fill in drying E10 Cycle PAUSED 8.3
E21 Problems with water drain in wash phase E20 Cycle PAUSED 8.4
E22 Problems with water drain during drying or drying
condenser blocked E20 Heating phase skipped 8.5
E31 Analogic (electronic) pressure switch circuit faulty --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.6
E32 Incorrect calibration of analogic (electronic) pressure
switch --- Cycle PAUSED 8.7
Incongruency between level of analogic (electronic)
pressure switch and level of anti-boiling pressure
--- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.8
E34 Incongruency between level of electronic pressure
switch and level of anti-boiling pressure switch 2 --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.9
E35 Water level too high --- Cycle blocked with door
closed and water drain 8.10
E36 "Sensing" circuit of anti-boiling pressure switch 1 faulty --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.11
E37 "Sensing" circuit of anti-boiling pressure switch 2 faulty --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.11
E38 Pressure chamber blocked --- Heating phase skipped 8.12
E41 Door open E40 Cycle PAUSED 8.13-14
E42 Problems with door closure E40 Cycle PAUSED 8.15-16
E43 TRIAC which powers the door interlock faulty E40 Cycle PAUSED 8.17-18
E44 "Sensing" circuit of door delay interlock faulty --- Cycle blocked 8.19
E45 "Sensing" circuit of door delay interlock triac faulty --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.19
E51 TRIAC which powers the motor short-circuited --- Cycle blocked with door
closed (after 5 attempts) 8.20
E52 No signal from tachometric generator --- Cycle blocked with door
closed (after 5 attempts) 8.21-22
E53 "Sensing" circuit of motor TRIAC faulty --- Cycle blocked
with door closed 8.23
E54 Relays (motor) contacts faulty --- Cycle blocked with door
closed (after 5 attempts) 8.23
E61 Insufficient heating during washing --- Heating phase skipped 8.24
E62 Overheating during washing --- Drain, end of cycle 8.25
E63 Insufficient heating during drying Heating phase skipped 8.26
E64 Overheating during drying --- Heating phase skipped 8.27
E66 Power relay to heating element faulty --- Drain, end of cycle 8.28
E71 NTC wash sensor faulty --- Heating phase skipped 8.29
E72 NTC sensor on drying condenser faulty --- Heating phase skipped 8.30
E73 NTC sensor on drying duct faulty --- Heating phase skipped 8.31
E84 "Sensing" circuit on circulation pump triac faulty --- Drain, end of cycle
(door open) 8.32
E85 Circulation pump faulty --- Drain, end of cycle
(door open) 8.33
E91 Communications error between main PCB and user
interface --- --- 8.34
E93 Configuration error E90 Cycle blocked 8.34
E94 Incorrect configuration of washing cycle E90 Cycle blocked 8.34
EF1 Drain filter blocked LED-EF0 --- 8.35
EF2 Excessive detergent LED-EF0 --- 8.35
Regards David Marsh
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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