The machine will not turn on when I push the start button. It's a digital mashine about four years old. I live in Medellin, Colombia and I don't have an instruction manual. Is their a reset button or built in circuit breaker or something? If not, where do I start looking for the problem. All the repairshops here are thieves so please help me figure this out.
I had the same problem with a Fisher & Paykel Smartdrive 701. First try disconnecting power lead for 5 mins, then plug back in and try again. It sometimes resets itself. Second try is the fuse. Take off the control panel cover (2 screws), open the blue control box (the larger one still mounted in the machine) and you'll see a simple fuse. If you're lucky this is a very cheap fix and hopefully didn't blow for a reason.
If the fuse is OK then it will be the main circuit board blown in the smaller blue box that comes off with the control panel. F&P don't sell component parts for these like a simple blown micro-switch, and a new board is $200+ labour to fit.(5 mins)
Great washing machine but my boards only last 4 years between replacements. Have now bought their new Aquasmart machine.
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You have to get at the heating coil at the back of the unit. Clip your VOM meter leads to each terminal, set it at at least 250V. Turn the timer on, plug it in, push the start button and see if you have 220V at the terminals, if you do the element is shot, replace it. Many times its as simple as looking inspecting the element for any breaks. If its broken it will be obvious. When you are doing the voltage test keep your hands off the machine, just in case!
Take off electricity wire, Open the filter from the front( maybee need to remove a rectangular cover.) turn the filter anti-clockwise. take out the hairneedle or coin. (the water will come out from the filter so make preparation with towels., see inside the filter if something is stucked around the small propellar. Turn the electricity back on. choose for example pumping program or centrifugeprogram. After that the machine should work.
Your machine has (quite correctly) operated it's child safety lock.
Your manual should tell you how to re-set it, however, you will almost
certainly find that unplugging from the mains (Not just powering off on the
button, as some door locks have a sneak circuit, even when the power is turned
off at the button) and leaving the machine undisturbed for a full 20 minutes
will allow a reset, the door lock will disengage and you should be able to start the program again as you would normally
You ever hear of dog years? Well Calypso follows those same guidelines. So your machine is 35 years old. These are the Edsel's of washing machine fame. I had a Calypso for 6 1/2 years. 3 pumps, numerous circuit boards, drive motors, phone calls and arguements with Whirlpool, along with machine downtime. I finally junked it and bought a Whirlpool Duet 9200 HT (get the made in Germany machine). A world of difference in wash quality. Fresh smelling unballed clean clothes. The Calypso was removed from the market and the subject of a class action lawsuit. Just Google it and start reading. Get comfortable first. There's a lot to read.