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Bad order during final rinse

We have a top loading fisher paykel intuitive eco washer and this problem just started happening that during the final rinse there is a bad odor. We have taken it apart and there is no residue build up or mold on any parts we can see. Also did a fosforus rinse to clean it out internally, but it still is happening? We do about 2-4 loads a week, mostly cold in the past and it is about 1.5 yrs old. Any help would be great
-Jeanette

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  • eli3 Dec 26, 2008

    Yes Guru, we also did all that and found nothing notable. Is it possible that the water is getting pumped out at such a velocity (with the high spin cycle) that septic gases are escaping the u-pipe? The smell only occurs on the final spin cycle. The washer empties the tub for the first rinse after the main wash and there is no smell there, nor is there a 1000rpm spin cycle. Hmmm

  • jcsaws Dec 28, 2008

    MY wife noticed Burnt smell at the end of the cycle(my nose isn't as good) iv'e taken the top off . the inner tub and agitator off like you told Jc52 ,yes it's grotty as i'm a mechanic. i found what looks like a lite metal strip on around shaft before i pulled out the tube. The shaft has a very small amount of movement and the seal seems ok. Is there any I.P.L 's for the 703 around. thanks in advance

    The pump seems ok and not leeking for a change. this old girl get a lot of work. cheers JC

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Hi Jeanette! Welcome to FixYA!
When you say "We took it apart" are you talking about removing the inner basket or just the agitator/rinse dispenser?
On the Fisher-Paykel washer I have worked on in the past where the customer complains of odors, I will remove the inner basket (Wash tub) and if possible take it outdoors and spray it down with a hose. The outside edges of the basket (the side that you cannot see from the clothes side) sometimes gets a murky buildup on it. Also the underside of the basket can get pretty grungy as well. There are some pockets underneath the tub that can hold scummy buildup and it will all wash off with a garden hose sprayer. Now up here in the Great White North, this is not an option (It's around 15 below zero here) but perhaps where you live it is not as cold. It is really not that difficult to pull the inner tub out of the washer. You pop the white plastic covers off the screws that secure the washer lid to the cabinet, remove the screws and the top of the washer lifts right up. You can un-snap the collar that runs around the top of the tub (no tools required, just pop the tans and pull the ring off to the side, just be careful of the little balance spring in the left-front corner) I usually just leave the spring attached and gently set the collar down the left side between the outer tub and the washer cabinet. Now take pop the rinse dispenser up and out of the center of the agitator and unscrew the plastic wing nut that secures the agitator in place ans pull the agitator out. Now that entire inner basket just lifts right up and out of the machine. It's a little on the heavy side, so you might need a helper. Once you lift it out, now you can not only rinse the basket off, you can also grab a rag and wipe down the outer tub, as it will probably have some deposits on it also. Since it is plastic, they will wipe right off.

This may sound complex but it really isn't. Fisher Paykels are very well designed as far as ease of service. That tun comes out basically with nothing more than a screwdriver.

I hope this helps you. If you need more info, please ask. If you feel that I have not been helpful, please allow me the chance to redeem myself before you rate my answer!

Thanks for the opportunity to help you and Happy Holidays!!!


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