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Hotpoint tumble dryer error codes and spare partsThis set of fault codes for the series of tumble dryer models from Hotpoint, Indesit and Whirlpool that use the Arcadia control module with a digital display panel and may not relate to any other models.

These error codes do not relate to ALL Hotpoint tumble dryers. If you are unsure please ask in the forums as well as for all other Hotpoint tumble dryer fault codes.

Before you start any investigation of the fault or even remove the lid of your Hotpoint tumble dryer 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!

Please remember to support our site by buying Hotpoint spares from our store here and, if you decide that you really need an engineer please support the local repairers that help make this site possible, you can search for a repairer using the engineer search facility.

  Hotpoint Tumble Dryer Spares

We have purposely not listed any Hoover tumble dryer spares in this article as it covers multiple models from a vast range with numerous changes made to the spare parts used and subsequent replacement spare parts. They will also often look the same or similar yet be different or, look totally different yet be completely compatible as they've been altered.

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.

We would rather take the time to check for you and get it right.

  Hotpoint Tumble 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 basic fault finding guide from this link before you begin.

In order to read these fault codes please note that the horizontal lights on the tumble dryer will all flash and the combination of vertical lights below will flash indicating the cause of the error being reported with the tumble dryer.

Only the bottom five lights are used to indicate the error and are shown as being read from bottom to top. So, read the lights left to right which equates to bottom to top.

Hotpoint TVF Tumble Dryer Fault Codes



Motor circuit fault
  • Check motor and wiring
  • Check heater circuit or Compressor & wiring on heat pump models




Open circuit or short circuit on the motor circuit
  • Check motor and wiring




Front thermistor open or short circuit
  • Check NTC & wiring (Aprx range 100K at 25C to 2.3K at 140C)




Rear NTC - No rise in temperature detected
  • Check heater circuit
  • Check NTC (Aprx range 50K at 25C to 6K at 80C)




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




Heat Pump Refrigerant NTC Open or Short circuit
  • Not recommended for DIY repair




Compressor Open or Short circuit
  • Check the compressor, capacitor and wiring




Heater open or short circuit
  • Check the heater for continuity
  • Check the heating element wiring




Error in the setup file for the tumble dryer controller

Tumble dryer controller EEPROM is either not programmed or is not functioning

  • If the module is a production board, replace the module
  • If the module has an EEPROM socket, check the EEPROM is correctly inserted and programmed
  • If testing for a Heater related fault, test on a Cotton High Heat setting or a Timed setting with High Heat enabled




Tumble dryer display and control modules fail to communicate
  • Check the connector on the module;
  • Check the wiring between the module connector and display;
  • Check display connector;
  • Replace module, display or wiring as required.




Air duct NTC Overheating
  • Check all air pathways for blockage




Rear NTC Over Heating
  • Check all air pathways for blockages
  • Check cycling thermostat/s
  • Check NTC (Aprx range 100K at 25C to 2.3K at 140C)




Cooling NTC Overheating (Heat pump models only)
  • Check NTC
  • Check for airflow




BPM Communication
  • Check motor & wiring


  More Help, Advice And Guidance For Hotpoint Tumble Dryers

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 tumble 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 forums 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 tumble dryers:

  • 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 be aware that these Hotpoint tumble dryer 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.

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. 

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