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The washing machine is one home appliance that needs constant servicing and checking. The machine is very important to homes around the world. This machine just like every other machine sometimes give technical issues and error.

There are many things that can cause dysfunction in your washing machine and these come with different error codes, these which could be frustrating to the operator. For example, it could stop working and keep showing the E10 or F10 error code.

Getting the E10 or F10 error code means that there is no cold fill in the machine. Once you get this error code, the thing to do is to check the taps and makes your they are running well and from there, it is necessary to check on the hoes to make sure they are not bent somewhere and that they are not leaking.

Most of these washing machines are made to have different valves for cold and hot water. These valves control and carry hot and cold water from the main outlet into the machine. The first thing to do in this case is to check the tap and make sure the water is running correctly.

Most of the common washing machines have their cold and hot fill supply fitted through the cold and hot inlet valve. The hot and cold inlet valve is either placed under the sink or at the back of the machine, depending on the manufacturer's choice.

Identifying this valve is no problem, it is mostly a silver coloured valve at the base of the sink or behind the machine, and this valve is then joined with a blue and or red flexible hose. The hose coloured blue carries the cold water while the red carries hot water.

After checking to ensure the taps are on and are running well, after checking the hoes to make sure that they are not bent, leaking or disconnected at any point and after checking to ensure your valves are on, if the machine doesn't work there could be another problem to check up on.

You can also check to make sure the machine is in the on position. The machine will not work if the power switch is not on. If the machine is not o, that means there is no electrical current running through the machine to make it work. The on switch allows for this current to flow through the machine.

When in the on position, the plastic switch which categorically located next to the inlet valve is meant to be pointed in the exact direction of the indicator on the inlet valve. That is, the on switch should face the same place the inlet valve arrow is facing.

If the machine is not on, that is, if it so off, the on switch will be facing away from the position the arrow on the inlet valve is facing. This is across the valve.

In the case where the machine is on off, ensure that nothing is pushing against it and gently switch it on. if the inlet valve is placed under the sink, it is possible pots and pans and other things kept under the sink a pushing against it and in that way, switching it off.

If this is the case, it is advisable to move the pots and pans and other things pushing against the switch away from the switch and when about turning it back on, this should be done with care and not forcefully. It could easily break if it is forced

After doing these, the machine should pick up and start working the way it should. But after doing all these and the machine looks alright but still not working, then it is necessary to check out other things that could be wrong with the machine.

If the E10 or F10 error code still keeps popping up after doing all stated above, you should check on the pipes for kinks, squeeze or bends.

These are common things that happen to flexible pipes and when the pipes are bent or squeezed, it disallows easy flow which mill mean insufficient water in the machine.

If this is the problem and you noticed kinks, bends, or squeeze in the pipe, it is advisable to pull out the machine to a more open place where the pipes will be straightened out and when the pipe is damaged, moving it out will make repair easier without damaging other components of the machine.

When about to pull the washing machine out of its place, it is important to note and put into consideration the fact that at this point, the washing machine would be heavy and may prove difficult to carry out because it is still connected to the main electrical source and main water supply source. Try for more information.

It is also important to note before bringing out at all that putting it back inside its hose would be way difficult than when carrying it out.

This is because the house might not be large enough for you to entire and fit the machine well with all the cords and hose in the right place.

In the case of uncertainty, it is advisable to call on the service of an engineer who would look take a look at the machine and is able to fix it back into its house without any major problem and damage to other parts of the machine.

However, if you do not want to carry it out, you could also check out any part of the flexible hose that you can access and if you notice any kinks, bends or squeeze, remove them and straighten the hose out and after that, test the machine again.

For machine users, it is important to know that error codes are usually machine specific and not a one size fit all ting. Therefore this recommendation might not work for other washing machines other than Hotpoint range.

In this case, try not to relate this or apply this diagnosis to other makes of washing machine but rather, read the user's manual and try to seek the assistance of customer service.