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My Hotpoint Aqualtis washing machine keeps getting stuck towards the end of its cycle. It shows a F-05 on the digital display. Previously I was able to get the washing machine to finish by putting it on a slow spin cycle but this time that hasn't worked and the washing is stuck in the machine with the door lock on. Any ideas on what F-05 means and how to get the washing out of the machine.

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    the same...

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    yep me too, going to try and clean the pump tonight

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    washing machine spins occassionally and wont finish a wash f 08 keeps flashing on display

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My Aqualtis just stopped mid program with F-05 on the display. This is apparently a failure to drain properly. I was luckily able to hold the power button to cancel the current program drain the water out (very slowly) and empty the machine.
THIS IS HOW I RESOLVED MY PROBLEM.
Disconnect the machine from the mains. Turn off the water supply to the machine. Disconnect the cold water pipe from the machine at the top corner.(Watch out for some water) Remove the drain hose from where you have it going to.  Pull the machine out and lay it gently down on the left side panel (use a towel to protect the side and absorb any water). Then, from the now exposed underside there is a black rubber pipe connected to the pump (black) coming from the main drum. Use some pliers to pinch the steel spring that clamps the hose in place and remove. Then using your fingers (there is nothing sharp in there) see if you can find any blockage.
I REMOVED: A pound coin, a dairylea slice wrapper and a piece of kinder bueno packet.
Carefully replace the black hose making sure it is fully on. Replace the drain hose, reconnect the water pipe and turn the water back on. (check to see it's dry with no leaks). Plug it in, turn on and that for me was it. Job Done.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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    sveslum Jan 31, 2013

    Very helpful. Found a sock i this rubber pipe, blocking water outlet. Thank you

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