Fault codes or error codes for appliances including washing machines, washer dryers, cookers, dishwashers and fridges.

Before using this section please understand that fault or error codes are used as a diagnostic aid, they are not a replacement for diagnostic skill on the part of the person repairing the product and are not in any way usually going to point to the precise component that is faulty. All they do is give you an idea of where to start looking for the fault.

Please do take care to read the information thoroughly as it is there to help you understand fault codes and to keep you safe. There are also some help, tips and hints with a lot of the fault codes published here that you usually will not find anywhere else and, as we learn, we add more information so if you can't find what you need please ask in the forums or you can request that we try to find a fault code for you by emailing a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Washing Machine Fault Codes

Known fault codes or error codes for washing machines and washer dryers.

You can find out more from reading this article.

Washing macine fault codes appear when your washing machine is faulty

Washing Machine Fault Codes Across Brands And Series

One of the reasons that we have been reluctant in the past to publish washing machine fault codes is that they are not always what they may first appear to be. Several of the larger washing machine manufacturers will produce appliances under multiple brands and they, like some smaller manufacturers, will also produce machines for other brands and they will use the same PCBs or fault codes across several ranges. This can become very confusing for us let alone the public and, we work with this stuff every day!

Appliance fault code information, hints and tipsBefore you start looking up a washing machine error code first of all try to find out which ones will actually relate to your particular appliance and a good place to start is to look up the brand in our manufacturer section from this link to see if the brand belongs to another company. If you see that the brand is owned by another company, for example Hotpoint is now owned by Indesit, then there's a good chance that many fault codes from later Indesit models after they bought Hotpoint will also relate to many Hotpoint models.

Where washing machine brands or manufacturers buy in certain models, which happens a lot even on the big brand names and more so for built in and integrated appliances, you may have to look about a bit to find the correct fault code you need.

Dishwasher Fault Codes

Known fault codes or error codes for dishwashers including built in, integrated and freestanding models.

You can find out more from reading this article.

Many dishwasher models will display a fault code when they go faultyDishwasher Fault Codes Across Manufacturers & Series

One of the reasons that we have been reluctant in the past to publish dishwasher fault codes is that they are not always what they may first appear to be. Several of the larger dishwasher manufacturers will produce dishwashers under multiple brands and they, like some smaller manufacturers, will also produce machines for other brands and they will use the same PCBs or fault codes across several ranges.

Appliance fault code information, hints and tipsBefore you start looking up a dishwasher fault code first of all try to find out which ones will actually relate to your particular appliance and a good place to start is to look up the brand in our manufacturer section from this link to see if the brand belongs to another company. If you see that the brand is owned by another company, for example Hotpoint is now owned by Indesit, then there's a good chance that many fault codes from later Indesit models after they bought Hotpoint will also relate to many Hotpoint models.

Where manufacturers buy in certain dishwasher models, which happens a lot even on the big brand names and especially so for built in and integrated appliances, you may have to look about a bit to find the correct fault code you need.

Refrigeration Fault Codes

Fault codes for fridges, freezers and fridge freezers that we know of as well as any notes that relate to the electronics on certain models such as reset procedures etc.

You can find out more from reading this article.

Fault codes are shown when your fridge freezer encounters a faultFault Codes Across Fridge, Freezer And Fridge Freezer Brands & Series

One of the reasons that we have been reluctant in the past to publish fault codes is that they are not always what they may first appear to be. Several of the larger appliance manufacturers will produce appliances under multiple brands and they, like some smaller manufacturers, will also produce machines for other brands and they will use the same PCBs or fault codes across several ranges. This can become very confusing for us let alone the public and we work with this stuff every day!

Appliance fault code information, hints and tipsBefore you start looking up a fault code first of all try to find out which ones will actually relate to your particular appliance and a good place to start is to look up the brand in our manufacturer section from this link to see if the brand belongs to another company. If you see that the brand is owned by another company, for example Hoover is now owned by Candy, then there's a good chance that many fault codes from later Candy models after they bought Hoover will also relate to many Hoover models.

Where manufacturers buy in certain models, which happens a lot even on the big brand names and especially so for built in and integrated appliances, you may have to look about a bit to find the correct fault code you need.

Tumble Dryer Fault Codes

Known fault codes or error codes for tumble dryer models where fault codes are used.

You can find out more from reading this article.

Many tumble dryers will display a fault or error code when they encounter a faultTumble Dryer Fault Codes Across Brands And Series

One of the reasons that we have been reluctant in the past to publish tumble dryer fault codes is that they are not always what they may first appear to be. Several of the larger tumble dryer manufacturers will produce appliances under multiple brands and they, like some smaller manufacturers, will also produce machines for other brands and they will use the same PCBs or fault codes across several ranges. 

Appliance fault code information, hints and tipsBefore you start looking up a tumble dryer fault code first of all try to find out which ones will actually relate to your particular appliance and a good place to start is to look up the brand in our manufacturer section from this link to see if the brand belongs to another company. If you see that the brand is owned by another company, for example Hotpoint is now owned by Indesit, then there's a good chance that many fault codes from later Indesit models after they bought Hotpoint will also relate to many Hotpoint models.

Where manufacturers buy in certain models, which happens a lot even on the big brand names and especially so for built in and integrated appliances, you may have to look about a bit to find the correct fault code you need.

Cooker And Oven Fault Codes

Known fault codes or error codes for cooker and oven models where fault codes are used.

You can find out more from reading this article.

Many modern built in oven and cooker models use fault codes to point to the cause of a fault

Oven And Cooker Fault Codes Across Brands And Series

One of the reasons that we have been reluctant in the past to publish tumble dryer fault codes is that they are not always what they may first appear to be. Several of the larger cooker and oven manufacturers will produce appliances under multiple brands and they, like some smaller manufacturers, will also produce machines for other brands and they will use the same PCBs or fault codes across several ranges. This can become very confusing for us let alone the public and, we work with this stuff every day!

Appliance fault code information, hints and tipsBefore you start looking up a cooker or oven fault code first of all try to find out which ones will actually relate to your particular appliance and a good place to start is to look up the brand in our manufacturer section from this link to see if the brand belongs to another company. If you see that the brand is owned by another company, for example Hotpoint is now owned by Indesit, then there's a good chance that many fault codes from later Indesit models after they bought Hotpoint will also relate to many Hotpoint models.

Where manufacturers buy in certain models, which happens a lot even on the big brand names and especially so for built in and integrated appliances, you may have to look about a bit to find the correct fault code you need.

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