If an Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine is flashing an LED 8 times, or is displaying the error code F08, this usually indicates the following. “Heater relay can’t be activated” or “heater relay stuck”.
The heater relay on these machines (as at time of writing) is built into the pcb, which is the main control board at the back of the machine. Sometimes they can get jammed, and even freed with a gentle tap. Other causes of this fault listed are, “check pressure switch, heater & module connections”. Therefore this isn’t an easy diy fix. So if you don’t know what a relay is or what one looks like it’s best to get in an engineer for this fault.
Some descriptions on various models also still say “heater relay”, or “heater relay can’t be activated”, or “heater relay stuck”, but also add, “check pressure switch connections for heater, wiring and module connections”.
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