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I have a F & P mw511 washing machine, that stops and flashes a code 56. where do i start looking.

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56. (00111000) Phase 4 to 6 - Basket Check No Valid Fault

While carrying out a basket check, the machine has not been able to determine a

valid tub status and so the Display flags this fault. This fault differs from fault 40 in

that a valid tub status could not be determined. The first two areas to check are the

clutch and pressure tube. If these two appear correct, then the fault could be with

the pressure transducer in the motor controller.

Primary Source: Mechanical.


1) Check that there are no clothes or other foreign objects preventing the clutch

from re-engaging.

2) Next check that the pressure tube has not come off and that it is not kinked.

Secondary Source: Motor Controller module. (Phase 4) Rotor Position

Sensor (Phase 5 and 6)


Replace the Motor Controller module. (Phase 4) Rotor Position Sensor (Phase 5
and 6)

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