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Indesit Washing Machines and Washer Dryers Error Codes
Indesit Washing Machines and Washer Dryers Error Codes

Indesit Washing Machines Error Codes



Indesit Washing Machines and Washer Dryers Error Codes:

Error CodesProblem
F01Motor triac
F02Motor, jammed/ tacho
F03NTC fault
F04Pressure switch stuck on empty
F05Pressure switch stuck on full
F06N/A?
F07Heater relay
F08Heater relay
F09EPROM/setup error
F10Pressure switch not sensing
F11Pump/draining error
F12Communication error
F13Dryer ntc/ fan motor
F14Dryer heater
F15Dryer heater relay
F16N/A?
F17Door lock
F18Communication error (3 phase motor) power board

Troubleshooting

Your washing machine could fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Centre (see “Assistance”), make sure that the problem cannot be solved easily using the following list.

Problem: The machine does not switch on.

Possible causes / Solutions:




  • The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make contact.
  • There is no power to the socket, or the fuse has blown in the mains plug.

Problem: The wash cycle does not start.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The door is not closed properly.
  • The ON/OFF button has not been pressed.
  • The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
  • The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
  • A delayed start has been set.

Problem: The machine does not fill with water or the indicator light for the first wash cycle stage flashes rapidly.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The water inlet hose is kinked.
  • The water inlet hose is not connected to the water supply.
  • The water pressure is too low.
  • The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
  • There is no water supply to the house.
  • The inlet valve filter is blocked.
  • The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.

Problem: The machine continuously fills with water and continually drains away or Water left in the drum or Stuck on wash.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The top of the drain hose is too low – It must be fitted at a height between 65 and 100 cm from the floor (see “Installation”).
  • The drain hose is connected incorrectly to the sink trap allowing water to run into the machine, the drain hose must be positioned higher than the bottom of the sink to prevent water flowing down the drain hose.
  • The end of the drain hose has been pushed too far down the standpipe, the ‘U’ bracket should be fitted 100 mm from the end of the drain hose.

Problem: The machine does not drain or spin.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The Pump filter is blocked.
  • The drain hose is kinked (see “Installation”).
  • New Installation – The blanking cap or spigot has not been removed if connected under a sink.
  • The drain hose or sink trap is blocked.
  • The wash cycle does not include draining, some wash cycles require the drain phase to be started manually.
  • The ‘Spin Speed’ selector knob is in the ⊗ position.

Problem: The machine does not heat or poor wash results.

Possible causes / Solutions: The ‘Temperature’ selector knob is in the ⊕ position

Problem: The programme takes too long.




Possible causes / Solutions: Programme times will vary due to water pressure, the incoming water temperature and if the wash load goes out of balance. This will increase the programme times accordingly.

Problem: The machine vibrates a lot during the spin cycle.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The feet have not been adjusted, enabling the machine to rock.
  • New Installation – Either the Transit Bolts including the plastic spacers, or the Polystyrene Packaging have not been removed when installing the machine.
  • The machine is trapped between cabinets and/or walls.
  • The load is in a slight out of balance condition and machine is spinning, but at a lower speed.

Problem: The machine is noisy.

Possible causes / Solutions: There will always be some motor, pump and drum noise during spin.

Problem: The machine wont spin properly.

Possible causes / Solutions: Out of Balance detected when attempting to go into a spin cycle – If this happens the machine will continue to try to repeat the distribution of the load required before the machine will go into higher spin speeds – This will increase the programme time accordingly. This is a safety feature to prevent damage. Out of Balance can be caused by washing a single heavy item (eg duvet, quilt, etc). – Try the programme again using a different load.

Problem: The machine leaks from the dispenser.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The dispenser drawer is blocked with detergent and requires cleaning.
  • The water pressure is too high and requires turning down – turn down the tap on the water supply pipe slightly and try again.
  • The machine is tilting forwards – It must be level when in its final position.

Problem: The machine leaks (other than dispenser).

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The fill hose is loose, check both the cabinet and tap ends.
  • The fill hose is tight but still leaks, if so replace the rubber washers, or the fill hose is missing the rubber washer.
  • The drain hose is not fixed in properly.

Problem: The indicator lights on the console are flashing rapidly.

Possible causes / Solutions: Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and then switch it back on again If the problem persists contact the Technical Assistance Service.

Problem: The machine smells.

Possible causes / Solutions: The machine requires a service wash. Run a 90 degree wash cycle with detergent and no laundry.




Problem: The machine door cannot be opened.

Possible causes / Solutions: The door will not open until the door lock indicator light goes out shortly after the program has finished.

Problem: Door Seal damaged at the bottom.

Possible causes / Solutions: The door seal has drainage holes at the bottom – This is normal.

Problem: The water level is too low when the machine is washing.

Possible causes / Solutions: The water level is correct if it can be seen at the bottom of the door.

Problem: There is too much foam.

Possible causes / Solutions:

  • The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text ‘for washing machines’ or ‘hand and machine wash’ or the like).
  • Too much detergent was used – less detergent is required in soft water.

Problem: After completing the programme, or before starting a programme, the machine has turned itself off

Possible causes / Solutions: To comply with new energy saving regulations the machine is fitted with an automatic standby system. Press ‘ON/OFF’ button for 3 seconds to activate the machine, it can then either be switched off or a new programme selected.

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