Indesit Washing Machine Error Codes – Everything You Need To Know
Indesit is often confused with Hotpoint but for good reason, both brands are under the Whirlpool name. Many of their washing machines models are also very similar which means the same error codes apply.
Indesit Error Codes
Indesit washing machines come in many types but while they are generally known for their high-quality, reliable construction errors can still happen. However, there is some good news because thanks to their clever design identifying these errors is actually very simple.
Indesit model washing machines feature an error code display and an LED light system. There are five LED lights on the display and depending on the error one or more lights might be flashing, below we’ve outlined all the mean error codes and what you should do if your Indesit machine starts showing them.
Error F1: LED 4 Will Flash
The first error code means a short circuit has been identified, this means the motor will need examining. While the problem may be easy to solve (although it could be much more complicated) it will usually be best to call in an experienced tradesman like us to help fix this error for you.
Error F2: LED 3 Will Flash
This error code means your washing machine as detected a jam in the motor, however, while this may seem simple to fix it will require experience to fix a jammed motor without risk of harm. So, once again calling in a professional is for the best.
Error F3: LED 3 and 4 Will Flash
Error F3 means a circuity issue has been identified while sometimes examining your washing machine’s thermistor can aid in fixing this error it will usually be more complicated. So, if you’re not confident then you should call in our team to help.
Error F4: LED 2 Will Flash
This error code will be displayed if there is a problem with your washing machine’s pressure switch. Depending on the severity of the problem you might be able to fix the error yourself but once again calling in a professional will be the best option.
Error F5: LED 2 and 4 Will Flash
Like the previous error code this could once again be connected to the pressure switch in the washing machine, however, it may also display code if the pump filter is blocked. You should usually be able to check the pump filter yourself but removing obstructions can be tricky so call in a professional if you’re unsure.
Error F7: LED 2, 3 and 4 Will Flash
If there is a problem with your washing machine’s heater relay, then this error code will be displayed. It could be a simple wiring problem or something more complicated so calling in a technician is usually for the best.
Error F8: LED 1 Will Flash
You can think of error F8 as a more serious version of error F7, just like the previous error this is related to the heater relay and you should call in a professional to help you deal with the code as well.
Error F9: LED 1 and 4 Will Flash
If your washing machine won’t set-up properly then this error code will be displayed, it will usually be an electronic or wiring issue and could have a number of different causes. Sometimes unplugging your washing machine can fix the issue, but if it persists then call a technician to assist you.
Error F10: LED 1 and 3 Will Flash
This is again related to the pressure switch in the washing machine, to be more precise it’s connected to the sensor in the switch. Due to the complexity of this error, you should call in a professional repairman to help you fix this problem.
Error F11: LED 1, 3 and 4 Will Flash
If your washing machine’s pump isn’t working then you will see the F11 error code, however, this code also means the issue will be more serious than a simple block in the filter. So, once again getting the assistance of an experienced repairman will be for the best.
Error F12: LED 1 and 2 Will Flash
The F12 error code will show if a connectivity problem is detected in your appliance, this, as you can guess, is usually going to be a more complex electricity issue. So, you should call in a professional to solve this problem as attempting to fix it yourself is likely to be highly dangerous.
Error F13: LED 1, 2 and 4 Will Flash
If the temperature in your appliance becomes too high, then you will see the F13 error code. Sometimes this can be easy to fix however it is more likely to be a more complicated issue so calling in a professional is for the best. This is an error you’re only likely to see on tumble dryers and washer-dryer hybrids.
Error F14: LED 1, 2 and 3 Will Flash
Again, this is an error that you will usually only see on tumble dryers and washer-dryer hybrids and it’s caused because your appliance can’t reach high enough temperatures. Due to its complexity, this is an error you should call in a professional to assist with.
Error F15: LED 1, 2, 3 and 4 Will Flash
This is another error code that will be displayed if there is an error with the heater relay. Like the other heater relay connected errors this is a problem that you will once again need a professional repairman to help you fix.
Error F17: LED 4 and 5 Will Flash
Door lock failures are one of the most common problems in washing machines and tumble-dryers so it’s highly likely you’ll see the F17 code sooner or later. The issue might be easy to fix although it really all depends on what is causing it, so if you can’t open the door call in a professional to assist you.
Error F18: LED 3 Will Flash
The final error code is one of the most complicated, it means there is a problem with the control board and even if it’s just a wiring fault you will still need the assistance of a repair engineer to help you fix it.