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Hotpoint FDW60 heater replacement

I have a Hotpoint FDW60 Dishwasher and have error code lights on 4&6 indicating a heater failure. Hotpoint want £90.00 to call out but I have found the part for £38.00.
Before I buy the part where is the heater located on the machine and is it just a case of removing two pipes and electrics. Does it have anti tamper screws etc. Thanks in advance for any help

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So the heater on my FDW60 isn't an element at the bottom the tub its a tubular unit inside the machine.
- Pickerill

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

The heater is the black element at the bottom of the tub. you can see it when you open the door, there are 2 wires attached to it under the dishwasher along with 2 nuts and some rubber washers to keep it from leaking, It is a simple job to replace. Remove the wires undo the the nuts that hold it to the tub, and there may be some brackets inside the dishwasher that secure it in place. remove the element and replace it. Install in the reverse order you took it apart.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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Hotpoint fdw60 4th and 5th lights flashing - water wont drain away - any advice please??


That is a trouble code from the dishwasher indicating the computer ran into an unexpected problem.

This link has a pretty technical discussion of your exact problem: http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/forumsphpbb3/dishwasher-forum/hotpoint-fdw60-error-codes-fast-eco-t23513.html

Your problem is a "drain time out error", which means the dishwasher waited for the water to pump out and it never happened (sounds right!).

There are a few things you can check, but unless you're very handy you will probably need a professional:
1) Is the drain line from the dishwasher to the drain plugged by anything? It could be clogged with debris that's been washed off your dishes over the years.
2) Is the drain inside your dishwasher plugged? You'll have to scoop out the water inside to see.

If neither of those, it sounds like either the onboard computer has failed and needs to be replaced, or the pump is plugged or wrecked. In either case, paying for the repairman's time will probably be more expensive than the parts themselves.

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I have a Hotpoint SDW 60 problem! The dishwasher starts and goes through pre-wash but stops with just the 'Delicate' light flashing. Does anyone know what the problem may be?


If the original light flashing that means it indicate a fault in the heating circuit. Heater, wiring, thermistor / pcb. (Main control board).

The new flashing light, PreWash (this is the only one on my list for a fault code indication). indicates a fault with the thermistor.

You would need to check by taking the door apart that the thermistor hasn't come off it's mount by the dispenser.

You would then need access to and be able to use a multimeter to test the heater and wiring to ensure they are closed circuit.

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Hotpoint SDW 60 dishwasher stopped working


The error code is for the 'heater circuit' before getting a new heater check the thermister (on the end of a black wire hanging off the main control board ) as the either dryjoints or comes loose

Dec 30, 2008 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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HOTPOINT DISHWASHER FDW60


Hi,

I have just had my dishwasher fixed by Hotpoint, as the heater was working and the dishwasher only stopped with the fast and delicate lights just before the drying process he replaced the main control board. This has solved the problem, I suspected the fault to be the thermistor as the heater seemed to be getting to hot but I had no idea where it was.

It turns out the thermistor is attached to the main control board and hangs down behind the front door that gives just a rough temperature level for the main control board.

As it's soldered directly onto the control board I would suggest replacing the whole control pcb for anyone with this fault unless you can find any spec details for the thermistor.

Mar 18, 2008 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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Hotpoint fdw60 fast and delicate lights flashing


Heater elements on FDW 60 do not last long at all, I am on my 3rd. You are better of buying a heating element and a decent limescale filter, otherwise it will keep happening. The flow through element builds up limescale, causing the element/thermostat to over heat.

Its a shame as they are quite a good dishwasher. Hotpoint 5 year parts warranty a waste of time. £90 call out charge.

The last one lasted 3 moths before delciates & fast light started flashing.

You can get the elements online for £40


Jan 03, 2008 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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just been told the code means heater failure. Just have to find out how to change it now.

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Dishwasher stops inbetween rinse and dry


hi
if the problem faults within the first 1 minute the first check the connections on the main module behind the control panel,as you you look at the control panel there is a pink connection to the left,if this looks like it has got hot then theres yopur problem(you will find that the joint on the board has come loose from the soldered joint,module requires replacing.
if this connection looks ok then the heater is open curcuit and will require replacing.

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