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Hotpoint DC28 Dishwasher Problem


I have a 3 year old Hotpoint DC 28 dishwasher.  The other day I turned off the power button, mid-cycle and when I reset the machine and started a wash cylcle 2 days later the following happened:

The "wash" light came on, I could hear water coming into the machine, then after about 2 minutes everything stopped - except for a low hum.  I thought I also detected a faint smell of burning.

Since this I have tried the machine a few times but the same thing keeps happening.  I haven't noticed a burning smell since the first time however.  A repair guy wants to charge me over 100 to come out tomorrow to check it out.  If it's something I can check myself I'd rather not give him all that money!

Can you help?! Many thanks, David

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  • dishabled Dec 26, 2007

    We have a Hotpint DC28 slim dishwasher and have experienced the following problem (on xmas day as well!);

    The dishwasher conducts its prewash, then the prewash and wash lights begin to flash simultaneously, causing progress to stop in and the machine to hum indefinitely with no further action.

    Upon inspection of the manual we discovered that the manual offered no help in this situation other than to call "for immediate technical assistance."

    This costing a fee of £89 and this being the third time of pondering weather to just purchase a new model, ours being only around 3 years old.

    We pulled out the machine and inspected the back and pipes to ensure there was no blockage and as the machine was conducting the prewash and emptying the water we assumed that a pipe block was out of the question and it must be some kind of fault with the machine it's self.

    Previously the problems we had encountered and called out the engeneer for were;

    1) Door closure

    2) New motor and element

    It would be fantastic if anyone could help us with our issue or have any idea what could have happened


  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    hi just installed the dishwasher in new home and cant get it to work, it makes a humming noise then after a few minutes the pre-wash and wash lights flash simultaniosly, i have checked the water pressure which appears to be ok and both hoses,

  • bazmundo Jun 03, 2008

    I have a Hotpoint dc 28 Slimline dishwasher. when I turn the power on the Delay light flashes will not let me start a wash. I have turned washer on and off but same light flashes. Can you please help. Many Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    hotpoint DC27 slimline free standing dish washer. goes through pre wash but then the wash light and the pre wash light start to flash and the dishwasher does not empty it just stays like that. we have sucked the water out checked for any blockages . re started the machine and the same happened again on christmas day i may add.. any ideas would be most grateful ......



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U will more than likely find its the element... and i would not charge that for to come out.. ive one here im doing.. u can get the part for 40 quid on the net.. im charging to fix this one 90 in total.



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