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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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Hotpoint Aquarious FDM550 Question .. Can I override the

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Hotpoint Aquarious FDM550
Question .. Can I override the delayed wash start .. The green flashing start light is flashing and I want to start the cycle now... Do I have to wait until the light stops flashing 3, 6 or 9 hours or can I cancel the delay and get started.
George-Allsorts :

Hello, my name is***** be patient whilst awaiting responses, I'm not constantly available.

Press the delay start a couple of times until it reads 0 in the display

Customer: The Hotpoint Aquarius FDM 550 has no display ?
George-Allsorts :

OK .. one moment please

George-Allsorts :

If your machine is one without a display, then press the delay start until all the delay start indicators are not lit

George-Allsorts :

here is a quotation from the manual to assist you in future with regard to selecting and deselecting the Delay Start:

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George-Allsorts :

Do you have a manual? Would you like me to post you a link to one?

Customer: None of the delay start indicators are lit. The start/pause button flashes and does not stop, even after 10 0r more hours. The cycle will not run.
Customer: I have read the manual before contacting you.
George-Allsorts :

If the Start/Pause indicator flashes then the appliance is paused and merely requires that you press Start again

Customer: I have and it does not start. Sometimes it may start for a few minites and then the wash and end light both quickly flash at the same time and nothing else happens.
George-Allsorts :

The Wash and End light flashing at the same time is a fault code..

George-Allsorts :

I shall try to access the fault code list for you

George-Allsorts :

sorry, ignor that last response.. that should have been for someone else

Customer: Thank you, ***** ***** the fault diagnosis.
George-Allsorts :

Can you let me know the serial number of the appliance please...

Customer: I can when I return home at the weekend. Thanks
George-Allsorts :

The code is indicating that either [Pressure Switch has a blockage] or [Wash pump is defective]

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