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WF540 - Won't work and rinse hold and wash enhance lights flash?

Hi all
I have a Hotpoint Aquarius WF540 1400 spin which is almost three years old and seems to have suddenly developed a fault. If it is plugged in it basically randomnly turns on, the wash enhance (button 1) and rinse hold (button 3) lights flash slowly, the on/off button flashes quickly and it makes a noise (but does not seem to fill). Any ideas? I have tried having the power off for over 15 mins as the man at Hotpoint said that it might reset itself but that does not work. I also tried to start a normal wash but within the first minute it reverted to doing the above. The man at Hotpoint suggested its probably a programming fault, not sure why it would develop it after three years! Any suggestions/advice as they want to charge a small fortune to come out!
Thanks in anticipation of any advice.

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  • Starkey999 May 31, 2008

    Hi, where is the filter on the wf540 please?

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    wont work and wash enhance lights flash with on/off

  • shaunr Jul 06, 2008

    we have a hotpoint wf540 1400 spin & it fille up with water then wont start & the pre wash light flashes.
    at 1 point the water gushed out of the soap dispencer.

    please help

  • shaunr Jul 06, 2008

    We have a hotpoint wf540 1400 spin & it fille up with water then
    wont start & the pre wash light flashes and at 1 point the water
    gushed out of the soap dispencer.

    Just wandered where the filter is at the front of the washer please.

    Thanks Shaun

  • bobbi1402 Mar 25, 2009

    I just rented a flat with a brand newly fitted HotPoint Aquarius WF560 and using the machine for the first time, it got stuck, with Wash enhance (Button 1), Rinse hold (Button 2) and the On/Off button flashing. I have tried draining and using a different program but stilll the same issue, so I just spined out the water and going to scream at my landlord for this, cos it seems every appliance they have installed is below standard that they all have faults.

  • hippopants May 15, 2009

    washer fills gets stuck mid cycle pre wash flashes at times ... then have to stop it and put it on spin to empty n water comes out the dispenser drawer



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Hi ya, just a quick suggestion, have you cleaned the filter on the front of your machine?? My machine did this and it was only when i cleaned the fluff and the 5 pence pieces from this filter it stopped, Hope it helps

Posted on May 16, 2008

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    And yes it is a little sh*t to unscrew... Let me know if you have any problems and i will do my best to explain how you can use a spanner and an adjustable to do it..





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