Hotpoint Aquarius WT540 - Lights flashing

8 Nov 2012
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United Kingdom
Hello All,

Some of you seem to have a lot of expertise with this subject. However I don't understand the codes that are sometimes written here.

I have had my hotpoint washing machine 4 years, it is the 7kg 1400 spin version.
The lights that are flashing are;
wash enhance
reduced creases
rinse hold
mini load
but NOT extra rinse
all on the left, and on the right;
rinse and spin
final spin
and on/off
but NOT door locked

So far I have checked the filter on the front, and used a wire drain unblocker down the waste water pipe to check for any blockages, but that is where my knowledge grinds to a halt.

Any help identifying the problem and advising on a course of action is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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Hiya, I posted my query a while ago now, and haven't had any replies. Washing is building up and I'm getting quite desperate.
Can anyone help please?

If all the lights are flashing rapidly then It's the c17 cap on the pcb that's faulty
does it drain away or anything?

Mine recently had a similar fault. The drain pump shorted and the PCB died. I needed to replace both. Mine was under warranty but parts would be have been 60quid
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Thanks everyone for the input. :)

Not under warranty, so will need to arrange repair myself.

Rocks1 - Your post seems to suggest I wouldn't need to replace the PCB? Is this the sort of a soldering repair that anyone could do?

Or do I purchase a new PCB and get someone in?

Unfortuneately (this is going to sound terribly sexist) I am a single woman, so don't really have a helpful man about the house to assist!

Crussell1000 - I'm hoping a repair will still be cheaper than trying to get a new machine of the same quality *fingers crossed*, if you have any ideas about a reputable supplier to get a new PCB from I'd be grateful.

Again, thanks to all.

Hi everyone,

Where can I get the C17 cap from please? My friend is going to attempt the soldering for me.


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