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I have an A5 error on my hotpoint ultima dishwasher. Is this

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I have an A5 error on my hotpoint ultima dishwasher. Is this a fault i can fix myself
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  canuck the pro replied 8 days ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have been in the home improvement and repair field for 20 years. I will be very glad to help you today.

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 8 days ago.

The error code indicates the machine has filled with 2.5 litres of water but the pressure switch is still in the empty


  • Check the filter or sump is not blocked.
  • Check the pressure switch is not stuck in the empty position (contacts 11-12) or the pressure chamber or air tube are either blocked, unattached or split.
  • Check the wash pump is circulating the water.
  • Check the wiring to the pressure switch.
  • Check the edge connector blocks on the pressure switch and module card.
  • Check the outlet hose is not too low causing the machine to siphon
  • Take the right side panel off.

    The pressure switch is fixed to the base, approx mid right side.

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 5 days ago.

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