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Intuitive washer code 43

I am constantly getting an error code 43 and the machine stops and starts. I have been told that this is a bowl out of balance warning but it has happened over a year ago and then was ok. Happened again 2 weeks ago then rectified but now its acting up like basil faultys mini. I,ll get the Birch out to it soon! can anyone help? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    That was brilliant advice. My intuitive just had the same drama, i fiddled around with the bowl a bit and in the top right corner I noticed the switch between the top of the bowl and the console. I flicked the switch a few times, ( could hear it clicking) and now shes back in business!!!

    Now at least I'll have clean socks in the morning!! ;-)

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Thx to fixya l sovled my code 43 by removing and cleaning my balance control switch. If anyone needs to know here step by step
1 Make sure the plug is out ( dont want curly hair do you )
2 Remove 2 screws from back of control panel and lift off
3 Remove 1 screw holding grey module panel
4 Under grey module on right hand side is the balance control switch with 1 white and 1 yellow set of wires
5 remove wires ( make note on where they plug back into )
6 2 small clips hold the switch in place, open them gently and pull switch out

Its that simple , clean the contacts with some wd40 or bicarb soda in hot water to get rid of any corrosion, make sure that the little button on the side springs out freely ( tiny drop of oil/wd40 ) clean or replace plugs on the white / yellow wires. install and do that washing!!! It worked for me but if the switch is too far gone no need for a service man just get a new one and go for it .

Good luck Pieman

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

  • webb1975 Jan 08, 2011

    thank you so much for your solution - the little button on my switch was stuck and with a few clicks - bingo it works again! I can't imagine how much money you saved me! my MW059AU machine is better again!

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Hi Washer, I had a similar problem and rang the F&P service line. They gave me the solution and my machine now works perfectly. You're right, it's an 'out of balance' error message. To fix: Turn off machine and unplug the power cord. Open the lid. Move the bowl forward and backwards, then side to side a few times. Also diagonally back and forth. Turn machine on and try again. Apparently there's a small 'sensor stick' under the bowl which sometimes gets stuck. By moving the bowl back and forth you're rebalancing this, and machine should be fine again.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007

  • lisaobie Aug 27, 2011

    thankyou so much fixed the problem straight away !! :)

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Thanks everyone i shook the living daylights out of the machine last week and this week code 43 happened again i very bravely real all the advice and with a screw driver in hand dismantled the control panel not neally as scary as i thought it would be i located the switch cleaned it up reinstalled it and bobs your uncle finished my washing

Posted on Apr 18, 2011

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Hey Gitte

I had trouble with my washing machine and tryed your advise on moving the bowl backwards and forwards and left to right and it works perfectly. Thanks for saving me some money.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • yekaw Apr 13, 2011

    just had the same problem live100km from nearest service centre shook the **** out of the bowl more fustration with the load of wet washing than anything closed the lid power on works like a gem once again thank you

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I had same problem had to replace the hall effect sensor switch ... just looks like a limit switch with an arm coming down off it touching the bowl and it senses if its not centered or too much weight in machine

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

I had this last month and i had to replace the out of balance switch. now she is running nicely again.

Posted on Jul 28, 2007

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