Hotpoint First Edition HVL Series Washing Machine And Washer Dryer Error Codes

There are a number of different version of the electronics used in Indesit made washing machines and washer dryers that are sold under the Hotpoint name and some of them use the same fault or error codes when they have a problem or a spare part fails. this range of First Edition washing machines and washer dryers from Indesit use the EVO2 software which is common across Indesit, Ariston, Hotpoint and others.

This is one of the less common sets of fault codes for Hotpoint washing machine models as well as other Indesit Group produced brands.

Reading These Hotpoint Washing Machine Fault Codes

These fault codes are displayed by way of blinking or lit light on the front of the washing machine presented and read from left to right as shown.

If you are unsure of what to do to repair your Hotpoint washing machine please start with How To Repair A Washing Machine as it might not be as simple as you think.

Before you start any investigation of the fault or even remove the lid of the washing machine please read and fully understand this article in full and pay particular attention to the safety and information notices at the bottom of this page as they contain extremely important information!

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Hotpoint Washing Machine And Washer Dryer Fault Codes

These fault codes are written for washing machine repairers and not for the general public by Hotpoint and they assume a certain level of competence on the part of the user in diagnostic routines. We have added some notes to try to assist you in determining the nature of the fault you have but, you will still need to investigate each failure on its own merits. For more help and advice on fault finding on a washing machine please refer to our washing machine fault finding guide from this link before you begin.

Please check that any Hotpoint washing machine spares recommended are suitable for use on your particular model and date code. If you are unsure about the suitability of any spare part please ask to ensure that you get the correct spares for your washing machine. Please, don't guess or assume as spares can be altered on a production run with the same model number having several different alternative components used.

Fault Code Lights Legend

This is our very simple legend to show the state of the lights, lamps or LED's as they are unlit, flashing or lit continuously on your washing machine.

LED or light not lit when displaying a fault code Light or LED not lit LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed Light or LED flashing LED or light lit when displaying a fault code Light or LED lit solid, no flash

Hotpoint Washing Machine Fault Codes

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F01 The washing machine motor triac circuit has a short
  • Check wiring
  • Check electronic controller

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F02 The washing machine motor is jammed or the tacho has come loose
  • Check for objects trapped in the drum
  • Check motor connector block
  • Check wiring
  • Check motor carbon brushes
  • Check tacho connections
  • Check motor

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F03 The washing machine thermistor is open or short circuited
  • Check wiring to temperature sensor
  • Check thermistor

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F04 The washing machien pressure switch is jammed on empty
  • Check for blockages in pressure switch hose
  • Check wiring to level sensor
  • Check pressure switch is not defective
  • Water inlet valve locked open

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F05 The washing machine pressure switch is jammed open
  • Check for overfoaming evidence - can trip pressure switch
  • Check for blockages in pressure switch hose
  • Check wiring to level sensor
  • Check pressure switch is not defective
  • Water inlet valve locked open

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LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

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F06 Not used
  • This fault code is unused and should not be displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F07 Washing machine heater relay stuck
  • Check wiring
  • Check electronic control PCB

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F08 Washing machine heater relay stuck
  • Check wiring
  • Check water level sensor
  • Check heater
  • Check electronic control PCB

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F09 EElectronic module configuration error

Washing machine controller EEPROM is either not programmed or is not functioning

  • Check EEPROM

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F10 Pressure switch not sensing
  • Check wiring and harness 
  • Check level sensor
  • Check electronic control module

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F11 Washing machine drain pump cannot be activated
  • Check that filter is not blocked or obstructed
  • Check drain hose is clear of any blockage or obstruction
  • Check wiring to drain pump
  • Check drain pump is not defective
  • Check level sensor or switch
  • Check wiring to level sensor

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F12 Washing machine display and control modules fail to communicate
  • Check wiring
  • Check electronic cards

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F13 Tumble dryer rear temperature rise too high (Washer dryer only)
  • Reduced air flow through dryer heater assembly
  • Check operation of fan motor and dryer filter for blockage

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

F14 Tumble dryer fails to heat (Washer dryer only)
  • Check one shot thermostat
  • Check dryer heater, water valve and fan motor module connections
  • Edge connector J10

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

F15 Tumble dryer does not heat (Washer dryer only)
  • Possibly dryer relay open circuit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

F16 This fault code is not used on these washing machine and washer dryer models
  • Not used

LED or light not lit

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LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

F17 Door lock error
  • Check door is closed and operating correctly
  • Check washing machine door lock
  • Check module connections

LED or light not lit

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

LED or light not lit

LED or light flashing when a fault code is being displayed

F18 Communications error only used with three phase motor (induction)
  • Replace power board

Hotpoint First Edition Washing Machine Spares

We have deliberately not given links to any spares in this article and, as you may suspect from this guidance, with very good reason.

Hotpoint appliances are found using two key pieces of information, what the washing machine model number is and the serial number from the rating plate. We can often find them from the model number because we can eliminate multiple instances on occasion and, we know what we're looking at and for, you often won't. But, even with our knowledge even we will often need the serial number or production code to identify the machine correctly and, accordingly, the spares required.

Our advice is very simple, don't guess at it and end up with the wrong parts, contact us from this link and check that you are ordering the correct Hotpoint spares.

More Hotpoint First Edition Washing Mchine Help, Advice And Guidance

Should you need more help and guidance please use the links from this article as most of them will help you to understand your Hotpoint washing machine or washer dryer a lot better and probably very much help you in diagnosing the fault you have. Of course there are many other articles on the site that will also help you do this.

In addition you can post in our washing machine forum after registering but please do pay heed to the information below before doing so and read the guides, they are there to help you.

You must understand certain things before you begin or attempt any repairs on your own and we want to make these points very, very clear to anyone that decides to investigate one of these or any other washing machines:

  • We are not responsible for your safety, you are and by using this guide you accept that and accept that any damage that you may cause and work undertaken is entirely at your own risk.
  • We will advise the common causes of the fault codes but we cannot guarantee that any parts or work recommended will resolve the issue. It is entirely your responsibility to diagnose your particular problem and resolve it.
  • We are not responsible for you buying spares that do not resolve the problem, this is down to your own diagnosis not ours.
  • No warranty is inferred, implied or given.
You also have to understand that fault or error codes are not a "magic bullet", they will not tell you what the problem is, they will only offer you an indication of where the problem lies and they are no substitute for good old fashioned diagnostic skills. You can find out more about what fault codes actually tell you in this article. So please be well aware that, even with this new found knowledge you will still have to actually be capable of investigating and diagnosing the problem and this means adhering to basic appliance safety for working on them. As, if you don't and tell the engineers in the forums that you hooked up components to a live feed, worked on a live appliance and so on they will be a whole heap less willing to help you in our washing machine forum because they will assume that you are trying to commit suicide and are not safe working on your machine.

Please do note that manufacturers can and do change fault codes without notice and we cannot guarantee that these error codes will apply to your particular model as all codes apply to a wide range of appliances and not normally any one specific model. To determine if these fault codes do apply to your particular Hotpoint washing machine or washer dryer model please post a request to confirm this in the forums.

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