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Have a hotpoint WF865 washing machine with the fault light F01 showing... says the power triac is short circuited.... is this an easy fix???

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It usually means that you need to replace the control module.

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Aug 24, 2015 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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Error code F 01 shows up now & again on display clock and loses time when washing is this a motor triac fault

F01: Triac Motor short circuit

- Check for water leaks that may affect connector J9 causing the relevant contacts to short
- Check the motor terminal block (possible problems due to chemical effects of work residuals on the contacts which may cause short-circuiting)
- Replace Card

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Mar 16, 2015 | Indesit Washing Machines

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Fault comes up as f01

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

For most models of Indesit (Hotpoint, Ariston) 'F01' states 'motor triac short circuit- check motor and module connections'. Sorry but it looks like a service call ;-0(

If this has clarified the situation for you and/or assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Sep 12, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load...

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Showing F01 error code on readout? what does that mean?


It depends on the model. On Whirlpool built machines F01 is EEPROM error, pump drive error, or main relays error.

With Hotpoint F01 means defective triac or defective motor.

Aug 18, 2011 | Washing Machines

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What is fault code F 01

F01 - Short circuit motor triac. most of the time this means you need a new control board. thing to try is to reset machine by switching off at plug for 5 mins then plug in and try again. hope this helps.

Sep 24, 2010 | Hotpoint Ultima WF865 Front Load Washer

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What does a fault F01 signify on a Hotpoint Ultima 7kg washing machine?

Error code F01 indicates a short circuit motor triac.
Thoroughly check all connections on the motor, the motor plug, and the electronic module board..
Look for a broken wire, or a bad connection.
Please rate my solution.

Jan 22, 2010 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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When trying to start all key blocked and it flashes (F-01)

Error code F01 indicates a short circuit motor triac, this is part of the electronics that control the motor.
What you need to check first of all is the motor.
Remove back panel, undo 2 screws that secure motor, unplug motor lead, and lever motor backwards out of the brackets, don't let go of motor.
Check to see if motor has brushes fitted, if it has , check for shorted brushes and wear,if less than 2-3 mm, then replace.
If after replacing brushes and it still shows F01, then chances are it has blown the pcb, could be expensive, especially if you need to replace the motor.
If no brushes, then pcb is probably faulty.
Plz rate my solution

Jan 06, 2009 | Hotpoint Ultima WF865 Front Load Washer

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F01 indicates a short circuit motor triac, this is part of the motor speed control, either in the motor, or the control unit, and as such is something you cannot repair yourself.
It means that you will have to call hotpoint unfortunately.
If it is under 5 years old, then you should be able to get it done under the 5 year guarantee.
Plz rate my solution.

Dec 30, 2008 | Washing Machines

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F01 flashes and machine not work.WF860P

motor triac short circuit check motor and module connections, if o.k poss motor fault

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