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If you make sure all the water is out of the machine first. Then if you can try lying the machine on its left side. This will allow you to romove the bottom panel, normally just 2 screws at front and 2 at back, this will give you complete access to all the parts in the base. Element will be a silver round part connected in the water pipes.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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I have just had my dishwasher fixed by Hotpoint, as the heater was working and the dishwasher only stopped with the fast and delicate lights just before the drying process he replaced the main control board. This has solved the problem, I suspected the fault to be the thermistor as the heater seemed to be getting to hot but I had no idea where it was.

It turns out the thermistor is attached to the main control board and hangs down behind the front door that gives just a rough temperature level for the main control board.

As it's soldered directly onto the control board I would suggest replacing the whole control pcb for anyone with this fault unless you can find any spec details for the thermistor.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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SOURCE: hotpoint fdw60 dishwasher

This is a bad control board that if replaced will only repeat in a short time .My advice is to contact the manufacturer and complain,you have the right as a consumer to do so.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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Hi, Hotpoint FDW60 got a concealled element.
You need to unplug and disconnect the dw, lay it flat on its back and remove the bottom tray (depending on the final letter for your model (FDW60G, FDW60P, FDW60T) you might need to remove the side panels and kickboard to release the bottom tray). Carefull with the floater switch. You should be able to locate the element straight away. Replace it and reverse the process.
Cheers

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: hotpoint fdw60 dishwasher, heater not heating water or drying.

If the heater is ok and the wiring is also not burnt out, then the fault will likely be the heater relay on the pcb. (Which means usually replacing the board).

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: hotpoint FDW60 dishwasher. not heating.

Hi,
Check your heating element..
A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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Hi, Hotpoint FDW60 got a concealled element.
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I had the same problem with my Hotpoint FDW60 and read all the online reviews about how baddly made the FDW60 is and after taking it apart I totally agree.

As the warning lights were indicating a faulty heating element I checked it to find that it was not working. I bought a replacement for £43 at my local electrical store (I think they then ordered it online). Taking the bottom off is easy but once off, it is very difficult to actually get to the element, but it can be done. I had to buy new hose clips to fasten the rubber pipe each side too. It has been on twice today and so far so good.

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