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Eco and Fast lights flashing

After following Stevecon's advice to fix Eco light flashing, machine made a noise like a coffee perculator, stopped and flashed both Eco and Fast lights together!! Any ideas would be gratefully received.

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    Won't work and keeps flashing Eco 45 and fast 40

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I had a hotpoint engineer try to fix this type of problem.
He insisted that there was something stuck in the bottom of the pump.

Sure enough there was.
1. Unplug your dishwaser at the wall.
2. Remove the grill under the bottom rack.
3. Ensure that the filter is free from food and other obstacles and clean the filter.
4. Before replacing filter etc, get a piece of metal coat hanger wire and care fully insert it down the channel under the filter to free any lodged items. You may also see a small white impleller try to turn this with your finger or the coat hanger wire (this is the info from the engineer!).
5. replace filter and retry a wash.

This routine fixed or machine twice and will hopefully fix yours!

Don't forget to rate me!

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Don't forget to rate me!

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