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Error code h20

Came home to a flooded kitchen, had put an uneven load in. Water continuing to fill the machine yet error h20 on the led. Eptied water out. Turned off machine at mains. put more washing in and turned machine on. As the water came into the machine the error h20 display came again and just started to fill the machine. Water drains out ok when cancel button is pressed, but no more cycle takes place. The machine computer is stuck on this error, not believing that the water is coming in, but it is. have checked water pipe not kinked, water pressure is good and its definitely coming into the machine. Please help

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    cycle ends perfectly. i go to the machine next day to put load in and there is water (clean) in the base fo the drum, the longer i leave it the more it fills.

  • chloebluving Apr 27, 2009

    my washing machine does the same i put tha washing in and as it fills up it stops and flashes h2o on screen



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Hi sounds like a faulty fill valve easy fix

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • robertgwilli Aug 01, 2011

    Have recently had thew H2O error on my Hotpoint washer. Machine switched an and cycle starts then H2O error appears on display. However water is flowing freely into machine. Water keeps flowing into the drum with the error code showing, but cycle doesn't continue. To confirm water supply ok and filter not blocked water inlet pipe removed and filter checked all ok. Also checked drain hose and pipework to drain all clear. Water gets to half way up drum and would have continued but I manually cancelled the programme. Programme changed to pump out the water all works ok, spin cycle also ok. Problem suspected with the fill valve, so removed top of machine for further inspection (power turned off first). Found that the small plastic pipe from the drum to the fill valve had come off the connection at the bottom of the valve. Replaced the pipe and made sure the clip was holding it secure. Machine put into wash programme again all worked ok. I suspect the small pipe that was detached from the fill valve detects the rise in pressure as the drum fills, which in turn signals that water is in the drum. With the pipe off this doesn't occur so water continues to pump into the machine. H2O error is listed as no water present, however in this case water was present but the pipe being off the signal to confirm presence of water was not enabled. Hope this is of some help to those who have had or are having this problem



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