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Hello,

I have a Hotpoint washing machine that was displaying a F06 error. The door woukd not unlock and i had to use the manual pull cable to open the door

I replaced the door interlock but now when I try to start a cycle, a red padlock icon displays and it won't start.

As far as I can tell, this means that it won't lock, so wont start the cycle.

Does anyone know why this is and how to fix it?

 

Thanks

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Hi. Is the padlock shown as open or locked? If it's indicating the door won't lock I'd expect it to show an unlocked icon. 

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Does the door lock have a thin rubber or plastic tube connected to it? If so it could use it to detect water in the drum and refuse to let the door open. Investigate the other end of that tub for blockages if so. 

Otherwise, I have error codes for about 8 different series of Hotpoint washing ma hinds but none of them use F06. Bizarrely they all jump from F05 to FO7. However, my error code list is at least 6 or 7 years out of date. 

The only thing I can suggest if there's no air pressure tubing on the door lock is that a locked padlock icon means the door is locked. Or it thinks it's locked. Check the instruction manual in case they couldn't be bothered to use a locked padlock and an unlocked one. 

If the padlock icon IS indicating the door is not closed, you need to look at if the lock is fitted correctly, and check the door latch mechanism is working properly and is fitting inside the door lock properly in order to activate it. 

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Just check that the 'Child Lock' is not enabled @Steven1986 (normally enabled by pressing 2 buttons together) because if child lock is on then it stops all other operation of the machine by buttons and the icon can flash to tell you child lock is on
 

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