Indesit or Hotpoint washing machine flashing 8 times or displaying error code F08 usually indicate “Heater relay can’t be activated” or “heater relay stuck”.
The heater relay on these machines (as at time of writing) is on the pcb, the main control board at the back of the machine. Sometimes they can get jammed, and 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 and if you don’t know what a relay is or 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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