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Hotpoint dishwasher bf1620 - 1st light indicator (heavy soil)flashing. information from hotpoint and manual useless

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  • uncle_ceps Jun 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem.

    Any ideas?

  • chriskat498c Jul 05, 2008

    hi all, the problem i am having is that my hotpoint BF1620 is not producing hot water during any cycle and when the cycle is finished the eco cycle light is blinking. i would really appreciate any help, thanks in advance.


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I have had this problem twice now and the problem is water in the drip tray. The guys at Hotpoint eventually told me what the light meant as he wanted me to have an engineer and the manual does not say.!!

So if your up to it uplug from the mains and turn water off to the unit, pull the dishwasher out and lay it on its side (first putting down towels as the water will spill out depending where it was in the cycle when it stopped).

At the bottom of the dishwasher along both long sides there are 6 screws ( 3 each side) remove these easy peezy. Gently remove the tray/plate as it has connections there. You will probably notice the water on the tray or in the gubbins (nice word). Get a dry towel and dry what you can not forgetting the tray itself. Then and this is the important bit, use a hairdryer on all the gubbins and the metal insides DONT FORGET TO DO THE TRAY ITSELF. Take at least 20 mins to do this getting everything completly dry.
Then put together again, stand it up gently and try it.

You may or may not notice the water in the drip tray or on the gubbins, it does not take much for it to stop working.

This has worked twice for me. Also with the help of the internet and costing me £5 I was able to remove broken glass from the drain pump. I have saved myself a fortune.

This is from a woman who knows NOTHING about this sort of thing so if I can fix it anyone can.

Power to the girls !!!!

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I found out from hotpoint that the first flashing indicator means that the 'float switch' has been activated meaning that the base tray 'may' be leaking. I don't know whether this is a tactic to get their repair man out to fix it.

I was wondering whether there is a way to reset the switch and try re-running a programme as my base tray doesn't seem to be leaking.

I hope this helps a bit

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