Error Code on a Hotpoint Washing Machine

What Does F05 Mean on a Hotpoint Washing Machine?

Washing machines these days are all singing and all dancing, which can be extremely helpful, especially when you want to troubleshoot your machine to find out what’s causing any problems.

But, this is only helpful when you know how to translate the issue the washing machine says it has.

Smart Hotpoint washing machines display error codes to tell you if there’s something wrong with your machine and this will then indicate how you can go about fixing it, or getting it fixed. So what do you do if you see F05 on your Hotpoint washing machine?

F05 means there is a problem with the pump or there is a waste pipe issue.

This problem will mean that your washing machine door may not release, leaving your washing trapped inside, or if it is opening, your washing will be sat in a pool of undrained water.

Read our post here about what to do if your washing machine isn’t draining to find out how to discover and (hopefully) fix this issue easily.


Hotpoint Error Codes

Error codes on Hotpoint washing machines run from F01 to F18 and each code means something different – allowing you to know exactly what the problem is with your machine. Here’s a brief rundown of what each code means:

  • F01 – A fault with the electronic circuit board
  • F02 – A fault with the motor circuit
  • Fo3 – A fault with the temperature sensor
  • F05 – A problem with the pump or blockage in the waste pipe
  • F06 – A fault with the door lock
  • F07 – A fault with the electronic/heating circuit board
  • F08 – A fault with the heater
  • F09 – A fault with the software
  • F11 – A fault with the pump circuit
  • F12 – A fault with the electronic control
  • F13 – A fault with the dryer temperature sensor (only on washer-dryers)
  • F15 – A fault with the heater control
  • F16 – A fault with the drum lock position sensor (top-loading only)
  • F18 – An internal data error

For more information about each of these fault codes on Hotpoint washing machines, check out their service page with each error code (there are more than just the F-codes listed above) and a more in-depth description of the faults.