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Our dishwasher (Hotpoint BF1620) is not completing its wash cycle. Two cycle indicator lights are flashing simultaneously; the user manual states these indicate a fault - lights 2 (daily wash) and light 4 (eco wash) rapidly flashing. We have tried switching off the dishwasher and re-running the cycle - same result. Help please!

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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

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ive not worked on hotpoint dishwashers,does the dishwasher drain? at the point it plays up is it supposed to be filling or washing.check the filters inlet valve etc.do you still have the manual for the dishwasher.the flashing lights are most likley a fault code but we dont get hotpoint dishwashers in australia.sorry i cant be of more help.Ian

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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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

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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.

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