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Fisher & Paykel top loader washing machine self cleaning mode

My machine keeps telling me that it needs to be cleaned but I can't find out on the panel how to do this and I can't find my manual.

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Wonder if it means the agitator is full of lint? to remove agitator, put your hand/arm down center of agitator and unscrew the white plastic knob. Agitator lifts off. Mine is always clogged with lint and crud.

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Agitator can be removed easy,Take out the fabric dispenser cup,
Reach down inside the agitator & undo the wing nut, left to undo.
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This advice is for preventing or getting rid off that awful mildew smell associated with front loader style washing machines.

The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.

PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a “Clean Cycle” available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.

CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.

NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.

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I just had that problem. Do you have any water inside the washer? if you do drain it. Try running the diagnostic mode to drain the drain pump. then unplug the machine for 10 sec. then run the machine, that should take care of the problem. You'll find the service summary behind the control panel.

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If you talk with the company, they'll explain that their machines are designed to clean clothes in cold and warm water and that, in most instances, they don't feel "hot" water is at all necessary; especially if you use the soak cycle. You have to remember that the company is all about eco solutions and energy efficiency. They included the 'no hot water setting' work around just to as a customer accommodation. I haven't found that it takes all that much pressure, you just need to keep them depressed long enough for the unit to get the message and signal that it has.

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