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Hotpoint washer drier, WDL5490, drying slowly. Suspect high-temperature HT thermistor fault. Seems HT & LT thermistors are at rear of air duct on top of drum. How do I find, test & replace them?

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Go to www.repairclinic.com and enter WDL5490. With luck, you will be presented with a list of common replacement parts/assemblies and may be able to view a generic Hotpoint video showing disassembly with part/assembly identification.

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Try pressing spin speed and soild level at the same time. Is the temperature about 10 degrees C over the the selected temperature? If no, then try replacing the main board.

Also make sure the thermister isn't loose. That could cause your problem.

If the main board doesn't fix it, then you have to replace the heater assembly.

Im actually looking the the service manual your unit as we speak.

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SOURCE: Bad thermistor easy to replace?

It is not "easy" but it is not rocket science either. You will have to have the unit pulled out from where it is installed to have access to the back of the unit to replace the thermsitor correctly (it feeds to the back through a hole in the upper right (as seen from the front) and follows the refrigerant tubing to the mechanical area where it connects to the control board on terminal #s 4 and 5. The thermistor itself is connected the the back of the evaporator plate. Depending on what year (and how accurate the assembly was) it should be on the right wing. Sometimes it was connected to the upper middle section of the evaporator plate like it is on the 6CAR. The repair can be done with common hand tools by someone who is average to above average handy. When you order the part, it should come with instructions.

There is short-cut for those units that are hard to remove from where they are installed but should only be used as a last resort since it requires cutting and splicing the thermsitor leads which if not done with care can lead to accelerated failure of the new thermsitor and/or control box.

Drop me a line if you need further assitance. - Subdriver

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When i set my drier to dry on high heat it keeps tripping the electric with error code f-13 please could you advise me on why this is thanks


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Indesit (Hotpoint, Ariston) 'F13's refer to 'thermistor circuit fault', 'dryer fan not working', 'dryer NTC (thermostat) fault' and other similar things! There CAN be problems with poor connectivity between cables and plugs/ sockets which could cause similar symptoms. It realy needs a service call to identify/cure, sorry ;-0(
If this has assisted and/or clarified the situation for you please consider a 4 thumbs up on our rating.
Thanks and good luck!
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May 16, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD640 Front Load...

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List of codes for Hotpoint, Creda, Ariston, Indesit, Cannon


Appliance tagged Hotpoint, Creda, Ariston, Indesit, Cannon are all distributed by the Indesit appliances group.
All this brands share parts, they share the same error code list, and the service is provided by same centres.
I will publish a list of error codes for Hotpoint, Creda, Ariston, Indesit, Cannon.

Washing Machines and Washer Dryers
  • F10 - No cold fill. Check that the taps are on or if the drain hoses are kinked.
  • F11 - No hot fill.The ambient temperature is likely to be below freezing possibly due to the pipes being frozen. Also check that the taps are on or if the drain hoses are kinked.
  • F12 - No mixed fill. It is likely that the water is not turned on at the taps.
  • F13 - Check the water supply, inlet valve and hot and cold hose connections.
  • F14 - A fault with the water heating has occurred
  • F15 - Water is not being pumped out and a flood condition could occur. Check that the drainage hose is raised to the recommended minimum height and that the pipe is not blocked
  • F16 - Extremely high water level Disconnect or turn off the water supply and ensure that the water level does not rise any more.
  • F17 - Door not closed properly. Close door firmly at 3 o'clock position
  • F20/1 - The thermistor resistance has drifted or the temperature scanning sequence is incorrect. The ambient temperature could be below freezing
  • F30/31 - A motor drive problem has occurred. Try running the programme again. If the problem persists book service
  • F40 - Water below protection level during a heat step
  • F41 - Water level detect sequence incorrect
  • F50/51 - Customer language and wash programme have not been saved. The system will run with default conditions (1000rpm max and English language).

Fault codes for LCD EVO1 Washers
  • F01 - Short circuit motor triac
  • F02 - Motor jammed tacho detached
  • F03 - Wash thermistor open/short circuit
  • F04 - Pressure switch jammed on empty
  • F05 - Pressure switch jammed on full
  • F06 - Program selector error
  • F07 - Heater relay stuck
  • F08 - Heater relay cannot be activated
  • F09 - Incompatible eeprom
  • F10 - Pressure switch not sensing correctly
  • F11 - Pump cannot be activated
  • F12 - Communication error
  • F13 - Dryer fan or dryer thermisotor fault
  • F14 - Dryer element fault
  • F15 - Dryer element relay fault
  • H20 - Not fillings. Check tap, hose and inlet valves
  • LOCKED - Check interlock
Fault codes for LCD EVO2 and V4 Washers
  • F01 - Motor traic short circuit
  • F02 - Motor jammed or tacho detached
  • F03 - Wash thermistor open/short circuit
  • F04 - Pressure switch jammed on empty
  • F05 - Pressure switch jammed on full - Check pump for blackages.
  • F07 - Heater relay stuck
  • F08 - Heater relay stuck
  • F09 - Setup error
  • F10 - Pressure switch not sensing
  • F11 - Pump cannot be activated
  • F12 - No communication between cards
  • F13 - Drying thermistor open/short circuit
  • F14 - Drying element faulty
  • F15 - Dryer element relay fault
  • F17 - Interlock error
  • F18 - Communication error
  • H20 - Not filling. Check tap, hose and inlet valves

Fridges and Freezers
  • F1 - Freezer thermistor open circuit
  • F2 - Freezer thermistor short circuit
  • F3 - Fridge thermistor open circuit
  • F4 - Fridge thermistor short circuit
  • F7 - Evaporator thermistor open circuit
  • F8 - Evaporator thermistor short circuit
  • F9 - Temperature set switch open circuit
  • FA - No feedback from Baffle
  • FB - Fridge Baffle motor operating continuously
  • FE - Defrost time out
Dishwashers
  • F10 - Fill or empty time out. Check that the hoses are not kinked, that the taps are on or whether the drain pump or hose is blocked.
  • F11 - Heater timed out. The heater has not reached the required level.
  • F20 - Temperature under range
  • F21 - Temperature over range
LCD Dishwasher Models
  • A01 - Float switch
  • A02 - Open/Short circuit heater relay
  • A03 - Short circuit on thermistor or Time-out drain- Check filter for blockages then book a repairif the problem persists.
  • A04 - Unable to reach or sense temperature within 70 minutes
  • A05 - Pressure switch has not been reset
  • A07 - Open/Short circuit wash motor triac
  • A08 - Open/Short circuit auxiliary wash motor triac
  • A09 - Open/Short circuit with main wash traic
  • A10 - Open/Short circuit fill valve traic
  • A11 - Half load valve traic or alternating motor action
  • A12 - Open circuit heater rely
  • A13 - Open/Short circuit dispenser traic
  • A14 - Drain hose too low causing syphoning. Check drain hose.
  • H20 - Check tap and pressure of incoming water.
Hotpoint Tumble Dryers
  • F1 - The level of required dryness has not been reached within the time period. Check that the correct programme has been selected
  • F2 - Thermistor or sensing circuit failure
  • F3 - Heater plate over temperature. Check the filter and vent hose for a possible blockage



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on Jan 10, 2010 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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F04


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I can tell you on the Asko machines the "F4" indicates an error related to the thermistor.

Whether the thermistor is actually at fault is another matter. It may be a faulty wire connection, the thermistor has become dislodged from the bracket mounting it to the tub or yes indeed the thermistor may be at fault.

The remedy differs depending model number, but this is the most common for the modern machines, i.e. last 7-10yrs. Provide your model number to be specific to your washer.
Here`s what to look for and what it does...

THERMISTOR
Part no. : 80 616 63
Resistance: 40-60K ohms
Room temperature: 68°-86° F (20-30° C)

The thermistor ( for temperature measurement ) is
located between the motor cradle and the holder.

The thermistor measures and controls the water temperature via a heating element. In the event of errors the heater is switched off and F4 displays if the thermistor short-circuits or is disconnected from the program control board or programmer.

**unplug the unit from the dryer or wall whichever applies to your situation...safety first**

If you are capable, remove the rear panel and top panel to ohm out the thermistor to verify if it is within` the values I provided...or perhaps it has dislodged from it`s position as I alluded to.

In the event you need a thermistor and you feel you can replace it yourself I`ll show you how...I do recommend calling in an authorized Asko service provider.

CHANGING THE THERMISTOR

1. Remove the top cover as mentioned
2. Remove the rear panel as mentioned
3. Remove the thermistor by pulling it out to the left.
4. Remove the thermistor header connector from the program control board.
5. Install the new thermistor by threading it through the hole between the cradle and holder.
6. Connect the thermistor to the program control board.
7. Replace the rear panel.
8. Replace the top cover. (Don't forget the two
star washers for the outer screws.)
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Hope this helps move you forward or at least gives you an idea of what needs to be looked at.

Let me know if you require further assistance or this is not clear I can post pictures/illustrations. Thanks for choosing FixYa today.

Good luck.

Regards,


Macmarkus :)

Nov 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

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F4 signal. What does this mean?


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I can tell you on the Asko machines the "F4" indicates an error related to the thermistor.

Whether the thermistor is actually at fault is another matter. It may be a faulty wire connection, the thermistor has become dislodged from the bracket mounting it to the tub or yes indeed the thermistor may be at fault.

Here`s what to look for and what it does...

THERMISTOR
Part no. : 80 616 63
Resistance: 40-60K ohms
Room temperature: 68°-86° F (20-30° C)

The thermistor ( for temperature measurement ) is
located between the motor cradle and the holder.

The thermistor measures and controls the water temperature via a heating element. In the event of errors the heater is switched off and F4 displays if the thermistor short-circuits or is disconnected from the program control board or programmer.

**unplug the unit from the dryer or wall whichever applies to your situation...safety first**

If you are capable, remove the rear panel and top panel to ohm out the thermistor to verify if it is within` the values I provided...or perhaps it has dislodged from it`s position as I alluded to.

In the event you need a thermistor and you feel you can replace it yourself I`ll show you how...I do recommend calling in an authorized Asko service provider.

CHANGING THE THERMISTOR

1. Remove the top cover as mentioned
2. Remove the rear panel as mentioned
3. Remove the thermistor by pulling it out to the left.
4. Remove the thermistor header connector from the program control board.
5. Install the new thermistor by threading it through the hole between the cradle and holder.
6. Connect the thermistor to the program control board.
7. Replace the rear panel.
8. Replace the top cover. (Don't forget the two
star washers for the outer screws.)


Hope this helps move you forward or at least gives you an idea of what needs to be looked at.

Let me know if you require further assistance or this is not clear I can post pictures/illustrations. Thanks for choosing FixYa today.

Good luck.

Regards,


Macmarkus :)

Nov 02, 2010 | Asko W6461SS Front Load Washer

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What does a "F4" code mean


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I can tell you on the Asko machines the "F4" indicates an error related to the thermistor.

Whether the thermistor is actually at fault is another matter. It may be a faulty wire connection, the thermistor has become dislodged from the bracket mounting it to the tub or yes indeed the thermistor may be at fault.

Here`s what to look for and what it does...

THERMISTOR
Part no. : 80 616 63
Resistance: 40-60K ohms
Room temperature: 68°-86° F (20-30° C)

The thermistor ( for temperature measurement ) is
located between the motor cradle and the holder.

The thermistor measures and controls the water temperature via a heating element. In the event of errors the heater is switched out and F4 displays if the thermistor short-circuits or is disconnected from the program control board or programmer.

**unplug the unit from the dryer or wall whichever applies to your situation...safety first**

If you are capable, remove the rear panel and top panel to ohm out the thermistor to verify if it is within` the values I provided...or perhaps it has dislodged from it`s position as I alluded to.

In the event you need a thermistor and you feel you can replace it yourself I`ll show you how...I do recommend calling in an authorized Asko service provider.

CHANGING THE THERMISTOR

1. Remove the top cover as mentioned
2. Remove the rear panel as mentioned
3. Remove the thermistor by pulling it out to the left.
4. Remove the thermistor header connector from the program control board.
5. Install the new thermistor by threading it through the hole between the cradle and holder.
6. Connect the thermistor to the program control board.
7. Replace the rear panel.
8. Replace the top cover. (Don't forget the two
star washers for the outer screws.)


Hope this helps move you forward or at least gives you an idea of what needs to be looked at.

Let me know if you require further assistance or this is not clear I can post pictures/illustrations. Thanks for choosing FixYa today.

Good luck.

Regards,


Macmarkus :)

Sep 21, 2010 | Asko W6441 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

What does f-03 mean?


Hi

Error F03 in Hotpoint washer means that the thermistor is open. When thermistor turns bad it will not let the water to heat or in some cases will boil the water to extreme temperatures. You’ll need to replace the thermistor to resolve this issue. The thermistor is located in the motor control unit. Inspect the element if its open circuit, it should read 1500-1800 ohms on Rx1 on the multimeter, if not then element is bad. To check/replace the element remove the lower rear panel. Hope this helps...

Daniel

Sep 01, 2010 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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Washing machine 6342 front loader has F4.........what does this mean


Hello, welcome to Fixya.

The "F4" code on those Asko washer`s indicates a fault has been detected with the thermistor.

This of course does not mean the thermistor is indeed faulty, it may have just become loose from the bottom of the tub.

Here`s what to look for and what it does...

THERMISTOR
Part no. : 80 616 63
Resistance: 40-60K ohms
Room temperature: 68°–86° F (20–30° C)

The thermistor ( for temperature measurement ) is
located between the motor cradle and the holder.

The thermistor measures and controls the water temperature via a heating element. In the event of errors the heater is switched out if the thermistor short-circuits or is disconnected from the program control board or programmer.

**unplug the unit from the dryer or wall whichever applies to your situation...safety first**

If you are capable remove the rear panel and top panel to ohm out the thermistor to varify if it is within` the values I provided...or perhaps it has dislodged from it`s position...though that is unlikely, it could happen.

In the event you need a thermistor and you feel you can replace it yourself I`ll show you how...I do recommend calling in an authorized Asko service provider.

CHANGING THE THERMISTOR

1. Remove the top cover
2. Remove the rear panel
3. Remove the thermistor by pulling it out to the left.
4. Remove the thermistor header connector from the program control board.
5. Install the new thermistor by threading it through the hole between the cradle and holder.
6. Connect the thermistor to the program control board.
7. Replace the rear panel.
8. Replace the top cover. (Don't forget the two
star washers for the outer screws.)


Hope this helps move you forward or at least gives you an idea of what needs to be looked at.

Let me know if you require further assistance. Thanks for choosing FixYa today.

Good luck.

macmarkus :)




Jul 29, 2010 | Asko Washing Machines

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What is fault code 3 please on a hotpoint wf860


Hi,
The fault code indicates that wash thermistor is open/short circuit .
Thermistor is inserted into a tube in the heating element and is filled with heat sensitive crystals that change their electrical resistance according to their temperature.
With this fault, the thermistor is either faulty, or there’s a dodgy connection to or from it or there’s a connection problem where it connects to the main PCB.
It’s not something you can easily fault find yourself unfortunately,you need to call technician to solve this problem.


Hope this helps.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Dec 14, 2009 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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Drier not working


take top off. you will see drier manifold going across top of machine with stats mounted on it. one or more of these stats is resetteble ie has a little button in the middle. press to reset. some hotpoint have a thermal fuse mounted on the manifold so if present, check this for continuity as well. with top still off, put on dry and check fan working as well.
if you get it going and fault reoccurs, then there is a blockage in the drier duct

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HOTPOINT DISHWASHER FDW60


Hi,

I have just had my dishwasher fixed by Hotpoint, as the heater was working and the dishwasher only stopped with the fast and delicate lights just before the drying process he replaced the main control board. This has solved the problem, I suspected the fault to be the thermistor as the heater seemed to be getting to hot but I had no idea where it was.

It turns out the thermistor is attached to the main control board and hangs down behind the front door that gives just a rough temperature level for the main control board.

As it's soldered directly onto the control board I would suggest replacing the whole control pcb for anyone with this fault unless you can find any spec details for the thermistor.

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