how to mend it - Fix appliances, electricals, gadgets, cars... Ask for free help
:: home
:: add a question
:: search
:: help
:: most recent
:: unanswered
   Search: Go 
Fixed for free!
Ask Your Question

These categories may also be of interest ...

Kitchen Appliances, Blenders/Mixers

Kitchen Appliances, Breadmakers

Kitchen Appliances, Coffee Machines

Kitchen Appliances, Cooker Hoods

Kitchen Appliances, Electric Cookers

Full list

... mend, fix, or repair just about anything.

Help someone
  Are you good at fixing things?  

Click here to help

Fault info.
Click here for Oreck repair information.
First time? costs nothing to use and you can ask a question without an account or logging in.

Click here to ask a question.


Who answers the questions?

Other users of provide the answers. The more detail and information you provide in your question the easier it is for others to help you.

Search for a fix
How can I fix my
Mend it
How can I fix Windows Vista?
Categories > Mend Kitchen Appliances, Dishwashers > Question
Q & As - mend, repair, fix kitchen appliances, dishwashers, dishwashers, wash, plates, glasses, cycle, waterNavigate to ...
Kitchen Appliances, Dishwashers (15893 other questions)
Related questions - diswasher, wash, drying
Add a question

Mend > Dishwashers

Question - mend, repair, fix

Hotpoint Aquarius FDW20 diswasher, Wash and Drying lights are flashing..?

Hotpoint Aquarius FDW20 diswasher, Wash and Drying lights are flashing..? Any idea's what this error code is..??

Alastair Fraser
April 2008

There is more help available. Mend - diswasher, wash, drying
Need to mend your Hotpoint dishwasher?

To add an answer, click here To add a new question, click here To find all other questions, click here

Answers - mend, repair, fix

Prewash and wash lights both flashing indicates a blockage. Check pump dirt may have passed the filters and jammed the pump

October 2013

i get salt refill & prewash lighs flashing and nothing happens can anyone help. it is about 3 years old

david p
April 2013

have just bought the fdw20 from a friend... she hardly used it is working brill till this morning have noticed it has not drained properly... have checked filter and its all clear nothing blocking it.
has anyone any ideas what it could be please.

September 2011

Good tip Bob, just tried it and it worked for us! Thanks!

John Harvey
July 2010

Hi We have had the same problem. Had an engineer out 4 times now and still the lights flash!!

Trying out Bob's solution to see. Will let you know how it goes.

Interstingly, the first engineer suggested it might have been caused by having those "all in one" tablets, whilst also having salt and rinse aid in the machine. Have also stopped putting the rinse aid and salt in as well

August 2009

Mine was Wash and Rinse lights flashing. The water company changed the meter today and since then I've had no end of problems. However, the tip given by Bob seems to have solved the dishwasher problem. Thanks Bob.

June 2008

Hi, just had the same problem with ours, “wash & drying” lights flashing. After reading these & other web pages, I feared the worse, spending a small fortune!.
This is what I done.
Unplugged from the mains, this apparently resets the settings (so I was told by an engineer), as the “reset” button was having no effect.
Removed & thoroughly cleaned the filter, even though it appeared to be fairly clean.
Purchased a “quality” dishwasher cleaner, one of those you place upside down in the cutlery basket.
Plugged it in again, presto, no lights flashing.
Set the “wash cycle” to the hottest setting, “A”. made sure the cleaner was in place, then pushed the start button.
We now have a fully functioning dishwasher again. Hope this helps, as it did for us.
Good luck.

Bob Kingham
April 2008

i also have a fdw20 just started flashing wash and dry lights rang for advice told me it is a faulty heating circuit board,will cost £75 plus parts and labour,already been repaired once under guarantee now 14 months old so have to pay.would not recommend this dishwasher.

April 2008

To add an answer, click here    

Add An Answer Form

Add your answer using the form below ...

The question: Hotpoint Aquarius FDW20 diswasher, Wash and Drying lights are flashing..?
Your answer:

(Add your answer here. Try to include as much detail as possible.)
Your name:

(Enter your name as you wish it to be displayed.)
Other questions in this category - Kitchen Appliances, Dishwashers
Flashing salt and rinse aid, both have been filled?

I have a hotpoint futura. No matter the program chosen, the cycle stops after a minute and these lights flash. I have filled both, but nothing makes a difference....

Click here for how to mend it.
a5 fault?

my hotpoint aquarius plus dishwasher keeps flashing A5 what is the problem...

Click here for the repair.
Hotpoint FDM554 ?

My hotpoint FdM 554 has flashing lights. The Stop/Pause and drying lights are flashing. Any ideas please?...

Click here for the repair.
Buzzing rattling noise from font door of hotpoint BCI450 dishwasher?

Dishwasher works fine but intermittent rattling/buzzing which sound like a faulty relay. The pumps work fine so I do not think there is anything in them. Any ideas would be welcome....

Click here for the repair.
Can anyone help hotpoint dwf 50?

My dishwasher is heating the water in the clear tube at the back of machine (once back cover removed) but there's not enough water going through it to supply enough hot water for the machine to wash etc...

Click here for the repair.
Hotpoint SWD60 keeps on tripping the fuse on first start?

i have a Hotpoint SDW60 about 6 year old. I have not used it for few years as we purchased a bigger dishwasher. I had stored it in the garage. It was working fine. I recently connected it and started the machine. It keeps on tripping the fuse box after about a minute. I have checked the pump and the...

Click here for the repair.
Problem on Hotpoint dishwasher BFT680X?

Error A01 says anti flood switch problem Removed dishwasher disconnected switch ran machine in cycle and linked two wires going to switch Error A01 immediately Reset start any cycle waste pump starts then water fills main pump pumps water around After about 8 minutes on any cycle Error A01 ???...

Click here for how to mend it.
hotpoint dishwasher not washing?

my hotpoint aquarious dishwasher is filling heating and draining but spray bars are not spinning and nothing is being washed any ideas...

Click here for how to mend it.
Fix what?
Household Appliances, Carpet Cleaners - fix/mend/repair/service information
Audio, MP3 Players - fix/mend/repair/service information
Video, DVD Players - fix/mend/repair/service information
Help wanted!
I followed your instructions and got the tape out safely.

Mar 2019

Mend it
How can I stop a tap dripping?
All appliances!

To mend any household, kitchen, or other electrical appliance start here.

To search for repair advice click here.

To find out how to mend it click here.

Mend it
How can I fix my fridge door?
Fault find
Click here to fix Simpson products.

Attempting repairs can be dangerous.
In many instances work should only be undertaken by a qualified professional.
Ensure you have read our Small Print page before using information supplied via this website.

©  2003 vE
We use Cookies. See our Privacy Policy.