Modern washing machines use error codes when they detect a fault. Unfortunately it’s impossible to decipher many of these codes. Manufacturers keep most of them secret. However, I do have a lot of information about them, and I have a list of some error code meanings.
Before jumping in though I strongly recommend you read the following useful and important general error code advice. This will help you realise what you are dealing with and prevent you making mistakes –
Error Codes Advice
What does my error code mean?
If a washing machine is fitted with a proper display panel it will display an error code in a readable format such as E10 or F08. Basic or older models not fitted with a display panel will use a more crude method. This could be lighting up a specific combination of option lights, or it may just flash a single LED light a specific number of times in a cycle.
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Lights Flashing or dial clicking round
If your washing machine is just flashing lights you need to read the following article before trying to find out what it means (unless one of the descriptions below matches your fault) –
AEG & Dyson
Hotpoint & Indesit
- Spin light flashing at end of cycle
- Hotpoint Aqualtis and Indesit Error Code F02
- F01 error code on Hotpoint washing machine
- Hotpoint machine shows test in display
- Hotpoint Aquarius lights flashing
- Error code F04 or light flashing 4 times (Indesit)
- Hotpoint Error Code F05
- Hotpoint WD washer dryer flashing lights error code F03
- Indesit or Hotpoint error code F07 or light flashing 7 times
- Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine flashing 10 times (error F10)
- Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine flashing 8 times
- Indesit washer dryer light flashes 13 times
- Indesit washing machine light flashes 7 times
- Indesit washing machine flashing 3 times
LG & Samsung
Zanussi & Whirlpool
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More help for faults with symptoms but not displaying error codes – Troubleshooting washing machine faults.