Hotpoint Aquarius dishwashers are standalone dishwashers for the home. There are several common problems that may occur during use, most of which are not serious enough to require a service technician. By following a few troubleshooting tips you can usually repair the machine yourself.
Dishwasher Doesn't Start
Hotpoint Aquarius dishwashers occasionally have trouble starting due to a problem with the washer set-up or the power supply. Check that the dishwasher's power cord is plugged into a working outlet and a cycle has been chosen for the machine. Test the power outlet with another device to ensure that it is live and replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker if needed.
Check that the water inlet hose is connected to the water tap and that the water supply is turned on. Make sure the water hose is not kinked and remove any obstruction if necessary.
Check that the dishwasher is completely closed before turning it on. Aquarius dishwashers will not operate unless the door is firmly closed.
Detergent Lid Does Not Close
To fix this problem, check that the detergent compartment has not been overfilled and remove some detergent if necessary. Check for any dried remnants of detergent from previous use of the machine; old detergent can become caked under the hinge of the compartment lid, which will keep it from closing.
Dishes Aren't Cleaned
You may notice after running the Aquarius dishwasher that dishes haven't been properly cleaned. When this occurs, run the load again and make sure you are using the correct amount of detergent. The instructions on the container will tell you how much detergent is needed.
Check the placement of dishes in the washer. All dishes must be placed so water from the spray nozzles can make contact with every item. If you overfill the machine, the spray nozzles may not reach every dish.
Another problem with improperly loaded dishes is that they might obstruct the rotation of the spray nozzles. If a dish is keeping the nozzles from rotating, most of the dishes in the unit will not be cleaned.
Check that you are using the correct settings for the type and condition of the dishes in the machine. If you choose setting that is too low for the demand, the dishes will not be sufficiently cleaned.