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Hotpoint Aquarius WD440, Rinse Hold, Time Saver and On/Off light flashing

My machine occasionally freezes. It usually occurs during the final spin stage - and the machine can only be reset by unplugging it. I've spoken to a hotpoint engineer (by telephone) who suggests that the fault code displayed (ON/OFF light, Time Saver & Rinse Hold flashing) indicate a short somewhere. It's completly intermittant, and has not improved despite cleaning out the filter bowl, pump, standpipe etc. Does anyone have a suggestion as to a) what exactly this fault code indicates? and b) what repair(s) are needed? Thanks for your help.

Posted by Damian Murphy on

  • Damian Murphy Jun 15, 2008

    Update:
    Thanks Richie,
    I've removed and inspected the control board, cleaned the switches with switch cleaner, cleaned all contacts and inspected all wiring for any signs of damage - machine back together and after 3 successful washes the fault is back!
    I'll contact hotpoint tomorrow to arrange a service visit to get the board changed.
    Thanks again for your help and advice,
    B/Rgds,
    D.


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    MACHINE NOT WORKING 1400 /800 / RINSE HOLD LED FLASHING

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This is typical of a control board problem.
About 60% of the time they can be repaired, but it's easier to replace it than keep testing.

If you are competent at electrical repairs, then read -on, otherwise order a replacement, and have it fitted.

Isolate supply.
Remove top cover by removing screws at top rear, slide cover rearwards.
Control board is on right at the front.
Test connections - remove and replace all connections, checking for signs of arcing.
Check main wiring loom to motor for integrity and damage.
If no signs of damage, remove control unit board, and examine for arcing or poor contacts, overheated components or damage.

If everything still looks ok, a replacement control board should be fitted and the machine tested.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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