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HOTPOINT BFI620 one led flash error

Hi, as soon as i turn on the machine, it seems like the programme get stuck. won't reset, and the pump is constant running. i have one led flashing!!. sometimes on power up , no leds are lit. also, had experienced four leds dim lit.

please help (wife will kill me)

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  • ellaway Mar 21, 2008

    I also have the same problem. The house trip switches went which after investigation was down to the dishwasher. Now although it all seems to function, when the programme starts it sounds as if the pump is working but no water is coming through.

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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.

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  • Huw Evans Dec 11, 2010

    I had exactly the same symptoms with my Hotpoint integrated dishwasher BFI620 with one led flashing as fault error code on (the left hand intensive heavy duty cycle / intensive wash light). The fault was that the floor of the carcass had filled with water from a leak and activated the float switch. Shut the door, remove kitchen pinth and then the 2 black access plates that you can now see below the door. Look inside and carefully feel the floor of the housing to see if it's wet. Ours was leaking due a loose nut under the lower spray arm but I had to stand it on an elevated surface and run it with the floor removed to find the leak. You can disconnect the switch to do this but be careful as most wires inside are mains voltage.

  • Huw Evans Jan 21, 2012

    Just had the floor of the BFI620 fill with water again so that the dishwasher does not start: the pump just runs but it does not fill with water. This time I traced the leak to the water flow control conttol tank behinnd the left hand side panel: one of the hose clips was allowing it to leak. Also, the bottom of the dishwasher used to fill with water when off: I traced that to a dodgy water inlet valve, which I replaced with one from an indest washing machine as it was cheaper and practicall identical. Rubbish dishwasher!

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    keith_turnbu May 07, 2012

    My symptoms were similar - left LED flashing, pump running constantly. I checked for water on the carcass floor and this turned out to be the problem as Huw suggested. Some kitchen tool soaked up the excess water and my dishwasher is restored to health. Don't forget to turn off the power! And many thanks Huw - saved me a considerable amount of money!

  • Huw Evans Sep 05, 2013

    If your dishwasher stops working and the pump is constantly running and won't start the washing cycle, then the problem is likely to be a leak which has caused the bottom of the carcass to flood with water and trip the microswitch. I have had this happen 3 times on my BFI620. The first time it was a loose nut on either the bottom spray arm or the salt container. The second time it was a leaking hose clip on the flow control tank mounted under the left side panel. The third time it was due to a perished elblow joint where the waste pipe / drain hose fits onto the pump. If the interior of your dishwasher fills with clean water then, as mentioned above, it's a dodgy water inlet valve. These dishwashers are rubbish and I'm fed up of taking it out, which is no mean feat for a integrated dishwasher. You are able to determine if there's water on the floor of the carcass before you remove it by taking off the skirting board / vanity panel and removing one of the black covers. Then feel downwards inside to see if the bottom floor is wet. Just drying the carcass floor as Keith suggests (above) won't fix the underlying leak.

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