In most cases (but no all) the Error or Fault codes used by Manufacturers are the same for all the models in the particular range of machines they are applied to. So even if your specific model number is not listed in the data base results, as long as the model is listed it should apply to your machine as well. However this is not a hard and fast rule, just an observation.
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The information given here is only
intended as a possible starting place to locate the fault on your
machine and to indicate which area the code relates to, it is not
an instant solution to the problem and although we have tried to give
as much information as possible we will not be held liable for any
omissions or inaccuracies that may be found. If action is taken to
rectify a fault with reference to any of this information it is done
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If in any doubt about your competence to complete a repair, always
refer to a qualified engineer. Any work done on refrigeration systems
must be carried out by a registered refrigeration systems engineer.
This is not a DIY area and any error code analysis referring to system
work is intended for the professional.
Manufacturers use different ways to show error codes on their appliances.
If you have a straight forward LED display that shows one or more
numbers or letters then just enter that info into the search box and
press search. To find out how to access different types of error codes
read the section bellow which most closely relates to your appliance.
Flashing Neon search:
On some appliances a fault is indicated by the mains on/door lock
neon flashing a set number of times, to indicate where in the program
the fault is. If you have one of these appliances then count the number
of times the neon flashes before pausing, and enter that number followed
by the letter 'F'. So if the neon flashed 10 times then enter
10f in the search box (This only applies to appliances where the mains
on neon flashes and maybe accompanied by the timer knob constantly
Flashing Neon/LED Search:
Some manufacturers incorporate a similar system on some of there models
but use two lights (on Hoover appliances it's usually the start and
pause, or start and delay-start LEDs.) Use the same system as for
the single flashing neon to determine the error code.
flashing or static Neon/LED Search:(Lights)
To search for a flashing lights or static lights sequence on a machine
that uses function indicator LED's to specify fault codes, you must
enter a numeric code of either '0' for OFF or '1' for
ON depending if the LED is on or off. Counting from the left or from
the top down (depending on your machine) The numbers should be preceded
with the letter 'S' in the search panel, so a search criteria
would look like, s01011 if the first LED was off the second was on
the third off the fourth on and the fifth on. One
known exception to this rule is the Hotpoint Aqualtis range AQX, they
start at 1 at the bottom and increase to 5 at the top:(on this range
only count the first 5 LED's from the bottom up) If you can't
find your model in these search criteria then try the following one.
To do a search on a machine with push buttons the criteria is the
same as with the search number (4) except there could be more
LED's on the push button models than on the selector ones, and the
preceding letter is B so the same search could look like this
On some appliances there is an audible bleep which indicates an error
has occurred, in this case count the number of bleeps and enter that
number followed by the letters BL. For example if there were 6 bleeps
then enter 6bl in the search box.
and Flashing Neon/LEDs:
Some appliances incorporate a mixed LED scenario, where the error
code incorporates all three light options (on-off-flashing) In this
case the flashing LED will be represented by the number '2'
but this only applies if the flashing LED is
accompanied by a static one. So if the first LED was off the
second flashing the third off the forth on and the fifth on, you would
enter s02011. However if there were no static (permanently on) LEDs,
the flashing ones would be represented by the number '1' in
each case, so if they were all flashing you would enter s11111.
We deal mainly with Hotpoint/Creda, Indesit and Ariston machines, but have added a few other manufacturers’ error codes where possible.|
In some instances it may be necessary to reset the control once the error has been rectified. If we have access to this information we will add it after the code definition. In some cases it's just a matter of turning the machine off for a few minutes but others require the depressing of a few control buttons to reset the module. This procedure is more prevalent with newer machines than the older ones.