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BF162 DISHWASHER HOTPOINT

I HAVE REPLACED THE HEATER ELEMENT AND THE PROGRAME BOARD TO DISHWASHER BUT IT WONT START TWO WASH CYCLE PROGRAME LIGHTS KEEP FLASHING

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I think if you push the heated wash and heated dry button several times until all the buttoms light up this will fix your problem.

 A clean light that flashed repeatedly 7 times then off. Reset as above with the heated wash and heated dry buttons. You may then noticed a reduced flow from the pump so dissasemble the lower arm and water inlet assy.You may find it mostly plugged with foregin matter and some othe junk. Upon removal of that stuff and reassembly,It may work as new!

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