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Duett Washer Diverter valve not working, F 13 alarm code.

I fixed my Duett diverter valve by unsoldering the tiny switch from the pc ( printed circuit ) board, and replacing it with another similarly sized switch from an electronics store ( Active Electronics). The switch cost less than 30 cents, and after I slightly modified the plastic snap on cover ( the switch I bought was 2 pole instead of the original 1 pole) my washer worked again! ( I did have to sand down the plastic switch button a bit ,as it was longer than the original one).

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error code 52

51. (00110011) Phase 5 ECO - Recirculation Fault
The product has detected that it is losing water during recirculation.
Primary Source - Diverter Valve Wiring
Action - Check diverter valve harness is correctly fastened to diverter valve. Check flying lead
in motor controller, and connection to valve next to drain pump.
Secondary Source - Diverter Valve
Action - Check diverter valve resistance. If open circuit (nominal is 1500 ohms) replace
diverter valve. During recirculation, check that water is being recirculated back into the bowl,
and that no water is coming out of drain hose. If there is some water coming from the drain
hose, then the diverter valve could be faulty, or it could be jammed with a foreign object.
Replace diverter valve.
Tertiary Source - Motor Controller
Action - The diverter valve drive circuit may be at fault. If the primary and secondary checks
pass inspection then replace the Motor Controller.
52. (00110100) Phase 5 ECO - Recirculation Fault
See fault code 51.

Apr 02, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Not knowing the model or brand I will tell you the most likely reason:

If the set has on the front or side a source or input button---all the buttons of this type are micro-switches------tiny switch activated when pressed.

They are called momentary as only work when pushed----the way they fail is internally they do not release= see this a lot.

Some sets it will be volume up (ha!) and the only way to prove/disprove this is locate the controls that are usually inside on a tiny circuit board and disable (unsolder the 2 pins for the switch in question) that control.

If set works normally with it out of the circuit--either operate only with the remote or replace the control pc board---they long ago sold the switches but now only sell the whole board.

This was so common on some sets---when we would recycle sets at the shop I pulled the keyboards out and have an assortment of over 200 of the individual switches.

Most likely the source or input (same thing) button on the set is defective.


Apr 22, 2012 | Televison & Video

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My Yes/enter button wont work, how do i go about replacing this or fixing it? i took it apart and the button does not work at all is there anything i can do?

The button will either be a switch type with a small switch actuated by the button or a conductive rubber pill that is pressed against circuit traces on the board. The latter you can clean with 99% isoprophyl alcohol and Q tips. The switch type you probably have to replace the switch as the internal contacts have likely worn. Often these switches are very small and take a lot of force given the size of buttons that actuate them. Unsoldering from the board takes care to NOT damage the circuit board and the pads. Make sure the new switch is held tightly to the board before soldering in place.

Feb 23, 2011 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

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What does fault code 51 mean?

Error code 51 usually means a faulty diverter valve. Try and run a wash cycle, and observe the drain hose. If water comes out, the diverter valve should be fine, if no water comes out you should take your diverter valve out and check for debris, or continue to read through the following possibilities of why your washing machine is acting up, and the actions to take.

1. Diverter valve
Action - Check diverter valve continuity. If open circuit, replace diverter valve.

2. Motor Controller Board (drive circuitry blown).
Action - Replace Motor Controller Board
3. Diverter valve harness/connectors.
Action - Replace wiring harness

Jul 13, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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I have the mitsubishi hdtv 65" diamond series with the blurry problem posted on 1/7/10. My model# ws-65711 has the same convergence problem. How can I fix this??

There are two convergence integrated circuits that have to be replaced. The center printed circuit board has to be removed to unsolder the chips. You might want to refer this to a local Mitsubishi servicer.

May 28, 2010 | Mitsubishi Diamond WD-65831 65" Projection...

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