Hotpoint Aquarius Lights Flashing? (here’s what it means)
The Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine range has several error codes which are indicated by flashing lights. This just affects the basic range as more sophisticated models with digital display screens use error codes to indicate particular faults. This can be slightly daunting especially at first, we always think of flashing lights as problems.
And in many cases having a flashing light on your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine can mean there’s a problem. However, not all problems are serious as we shall see in a bit.
Flashing lights on Hotpoint Aquarius washing machines usually indicate a fault.
What Do These Flashing Lights Signify?
Now that we’ve established that a flashing light indicates a problem of some sort or another, what do they mean, and how can we fix them?
Flashing Door Locked Light
If the door locked light is flashing, the chances are the door has not been closed properly. This is an easy one to solve, just open the door again, check for any obstacles around the edge of the door, paying particular attention to the door catch. Then shut the door again.
If the door is properly shut and the door locked light is still flashing, then the door lock must be faulty in some way. When you shut the door, the door catch should fit inside and operate something in the door lock which activates the lock. If this isn’t happening, we’d suggest contacting the manufacturer if the machine is still under warranty or call an engineer.
Flashing Wash Light
The only reason this should happen is if someone has turned the selected dial once the wash cycle has started. The light should stop flashing once the program has finished.
Flashing Pre-Wash Light
This usually indicates that the machine has detected a fault with water filling the machine. The machine has detected that not enough water has run through the machine during the maximum time allowed for that program or cycle.
Check that the tap is turned on and none of the hoses has a kink in it. Failing that contact the manufacturer if the machine is still under warranty or an engineer if not.
Flashing End Light
The end light flashes to indicate the machine has been paused. To restart the machine, just press start/cancel. If this doesn’t work, try cancelling the program and starting again.
Flashing Final Spin Light
If you consult your handbook, it will tell you there is no fault if the final spin light is flashing. But the end result is that your laundry will be soaking wet at the end of the cycle. However, this is not usually caused by a mechanical fault, it’s almost always due to an imbalanced load.
The balance detection system within the machine has detected that the load is imbalanced and prevented the machine from spinning the clothes to protect the drum. Always ensure the load is packed into the drum correctly to prevent this situation from arising.
All Of The Lights Flashing
If all of the lights are flashing at once it indicates that the machine has detected a critical error and the wash cycle has shut down. This can sometimes be caused by a glitch in the system which will clear itself if you turn the machine off and on again.
If the machine does sort itself out, keep a watch on it and if it happens again we would suggest you contact the manufacturer if the machine is still under warranty or if not, call an engineer. There are so many problems that this could indicate from issues with the pump, drainage hose,pressure switch or the motor itself. So it’s definitely not something you could tackle yourself.
Hotpoint Error Codes And Flashing Lights Explained
On some Hotpoint machines there are visual display error codes, other Hotpoint machines rely on a flashing light system. Below is the Hotpoint code and the corresponding light and what it signifies.
|Hotpoint Code||Flashing Light(s)||Fault|
|F01||Flashing Light 4||Electronic circuit board fault|
|F02||Flashing Light 3||Motor Fault – Drum not rotating|
|F03||Flashing Lights 3 & 4||Temperature sensing fault – often a faulty thermistor|
|F04||Flashing Light 2||Faulty pressure switch, hose or pump blockage or faulty wiring|
|F05||Flashing Lights 2 & 5||Waste pipe blockage or faulty pump|
|F06||Flashing Lights 2 & 3||Door lock fault|
|F07||Flashing Lights 2,3 & 4||Circuit board fault or heating element fault|
|F08||Flashing Light 1||Heater fault, machine will stop mid program and the pump could keep running continuously|
|F09||Flashing Lights 1 & 4||Software fault|
|F10||Flashing Lights 1 & 3||Faulty pressure switch|
|F11||Flashing Lights 1,3 & 4||Faulty drain pump – possible pump circuit failure|
|F12||Flashing Lights 1 & 2||Electronic control fault|
|F13||Flashing Lights 1, 2 & 3||Washer dryer, dryer temperature sensor fault|
|F14||Flashing Lights 1, 2 & 3||Faulty motor – no drum rotation|
|F15||Flashing Lights 1, 2, 3 & 4||Washer dryer heater control fault|
|F16||Flashing Light 5||Top loader, drum lock position sensor fault|
|F17||Flashing Light 5||Front loader, door lock error code|
|F18||Flashing Light 3||Internal data error, control board fault|
|H20||Problem with the water supply|
Frequently Asked Questions
If all of the lights are flashing on your Hotpoint Aquarius it usually indicates that the machine has reached the end of its wash program.
If the wash, rinse and spin lights are all flashing on your Hotpoint Aquarius washing machine it usually indicates that there is a possible blockage in the filter or waste/drain pipe.