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Hotpoint Dishwasher FDL Series F12 Error Code

A working dishwasher really saves you time and frees you from the dread of cleaning a massive pile of pots and pans after dinner time.

If you’ve come to use your dishwasher, only to be greeted with a 12 error code (the first, second and fourth lights from the left) message flashing on the LED display screen, it is likely to be a problem with the turbine or flow meter.

No need to worry though, hopefully by following our advice centre article below, you can possibly fix it yourself - and save you having to pay out for an expensive call-out charge to repair it.

Cause 1

Flow Meter

The flow meter is fitted in either the water inlet pipe immediately after the water inlet valve or the chamber on the left side of the cavity.

Usually, a fan is turned by the water with a magnet attached, which is sensed by a reed relay to check the amount of water which has entered the machine.

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

  • To access the flow switch, remove the top lid and the left side outer panel. Depending on your model the flow sensor may be in the pipe after the water inlet valve or the plastic chamber on the side.
  • Inspect the flow switch for any signs of corrosion that may have caused damage.

If you have done the above, with no sign of damage found, you can replace the flow meter today with the help of eSpares.

With the help of eSpares, you can soon be back to a fully working dishwasher again soon - so you can say goodbye to needing to wash the dishes by hand.