Question about Dishwashers
Wash cycle 2 and 4 indicator lights flash and won't continue.
When you switch it on can you still select the wash type ?
If you can, when you shut the door does it start the cycle normally by pumping out the sump, but then when the wash pump (the cause of the main noise during the cycle) would normally start it stops and beeps - opening the door then shows the flashing error code ?
If your symptoms are the same as above or similar, suspect the heater is stuffed. My BFI62 did the above and it turned out to be a faulty (open circuit) heater. As I had no knowledge of dishwashers at the time, I called in a repair guy. As soon as he saw the fault code he suspected the heater - seems a batch of heaters (from the USA) had proved very unreliable (apparently Hotpoint got compensation from the manufacturers because of the number of problems it caused them). The replacement was made in Germany and the repair guy said he'd not known one of those to go faulty !
The repair guy diagnosed the heater open circuit from the control panel inside the door without even removing the dishwasher from it's location. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to note which wires ran off the board to the heater. Changing the heater needed it out and on it's side (be prepared for quite a lot of water on the floor).
Finally, when he'd fitted the new heater, it took him two goes to get the pipes either side of it to seal properly - quite common apparently and the source of even more water on the floor !
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: hotpoint fdw20p dishwasher
You need the control panel to reset before anything else can happen. To do this TURN OFF THE PLUG SOCKET FIRST AND UNPLUG. Then you need to drain ALL the water from the machine. Turn off the water supply feed and place the wastage pipe as low to the floor as poss ( 1-2" off floor). Water will gush out so use a large shallow tray and keep emptying the tray. Tilt the dishwasher over slightly to make sure all the water is out.
This will allow the control panel to reset itself which wouldn't normally happen if the base of the dishwasher was holding even a small amount of water.
Re connect the water, plug back in , select the RESET setting on the dial and close the door and switch on.
Leave for about 20 seconds and then turn off.
Rotate the selector switch to "A" Intensive wash and switch
I found this on another site and it really did work for me
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
SOURCE: hotpoint dishwasher dwf50
i had the same problem and like an idiot paid for hotpoint to come out and all the guy done was tip the dishwasher backwards to empty the water(which he didn't clean) and tell me that im using to much rinse aid and salt coz we use 4 in1 tabs hope this helps smiley
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
Have to hold the Air Dry button down til your finger hurts. Release button and the light will go off. The "4 second press" in the manual is incorrect!
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
SOURCE: hotpoint fdw60 eco error code
I would like to thank Philhusbands for his advice on flashing eco light. After being told by hotpoint i would need an engineer plus call out fee. i decided to take a quick look on internet & to my surprise found this artical. So after reading it i did as advised & tipped my dishwasher to one side low & behold water came gushing out. After several minutes of mopping tried selecting programme again & it's working !!Yippee so than you who ever you are.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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