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Ecosmart gw11 fisher paykel

My washer will not turn on ive check power supply and all that stuff, ive heard there is fuses in the power module but dont know where that is Fisher-Paykel Mod. No. GWL 11 US- Power to unit. No lights on. No water leakage in control module compartment. No rust or water leaking at rear/bottom of machine. Serial number is MAN590844. Was this unit built before July, 2002? Is the roto position sensor need replacing or how do I check it? What about the diverter valve? How do I check it?

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Try putting the controls into diagnostic mode. The tech sheet inside the control panel explains how to do this but I’ll include an abbreviated procedure here for other grasshoppers who surf into this post.
To enter Diagnostic Mode:

  • Turn power off at the console
  • Press and hold the wash temperature down then press the power button. The machine should give two short beeps.
  • The different levels of information can be extracted by using the spin speed up or the spin speed down buttons.
If the control board won’t enter diagnostic mode, it’s a good bet the control board is fried. Usually, when the control board fails, one of the line voltage components fried and took out the control board, too. Be sure to test the peripheral components before replacing the control board or you could fry a brand new one.


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Check the drain pump. the control board needs a circut through this to power up the W/M on the older type f+p washers , ie: no circut, no go. I dont know the correct resistance ( possibly 1 of my esteemed and very able U.S appliantologist aquaintences could enlighten us both ) but you check it at the board there should be a 5 wire plug on the Lh side of the controller, are the motor wires and the other 2 br + w? are the pump wires.

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    With an error code the only way to find to repair this is,
    Try first unplugging the appliance and wait a few minutes then restart it like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
    If it corrects the problem GREAT!!!

    If not only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
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Refer the following link under repair top load washer section in the following link for step by step procedure:

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