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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.

Posted by LisaRob on

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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.
    Jake.

  • 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
Dobby

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..



    Cheers



    Dobby

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