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Balance Issues Recently we move houses including our Fisher Paykel Washer. Since the move, the washer sounds the "out of balance" alarm almost every time. We have to move the items in the washer (during the cycle) as many as 10 different times before we get the cycle finished. Ideas

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  • gknarr Dec 09, 2008

    We have the exact same issue, the machine is level and the water-levels have not changed at all just constantly sounds out of balance.

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Depending on the model you have the gwl 10 and 11 have a bal sw located under the console the sw may be engaging causing your problem. ( maybe corroded or shorted ) Or in later and current models they also have bal/shock struts on each side, one of the four maybe worn causing your unit to go out of bal.

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