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Fisher & Paykel model WL26CW2 is throwing error code 249. Any suggestions on what the problem is? I am having trouble locating a manual and my searches haven't been productive.

Unit doesn't appear to be draining or spinning (no jet engine sound).

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Here is the fault code guide for Fisher Paykel.

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel GW612 Top Loading Washing

Hi there
That fault is the pump blocked error (no change in water level).
i have a quick and easy way to solve this problem.

first turn the machine off then tilt the machine back and lean it on something(a chair or wall), look underneath, in the top right hand corner of the plastic outer boul you will see a small pump motor it has a fan on it spin this fan and if it is hard to turn that means there is somthing stuck in the drain pump keep turning the fan and try to free whatever is stuck in the pump, then try the machine on spin again all goin well the object in the pump should come out with the drain water(doing this will not harm the machine) if the object is still stuck you will need to get the water out of the machine (bailing or siphioning will work) and tilt the machine back again and take the wires off the pump and there should be a white tab on the boul holding the pump on pull this tab and twist the pump anticlockwise about a quarter turn(you will need a few towels or a boul or bucket to catch the water) and it should come off exposing the blockage.
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SOURCE: Fisher and Paykel GW708F Screaming like a jet engine on spin!

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Yea if the machine sounds like a train going through the middle of your house when its on spin it will most definately by your seals and bearings, an easy way to check is lean the machine back onto something and look underneath if the main seal is leaking and the bearings are run there will be rusty looking residue on the motor rotor(the round thing in the middle of the drum), seals and bearings are fairly expensive to replace About $350NZD if no shaft is needed and up to $500NZD if a replacement shaft is needed.

I hope this helps you out.


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Yep it sounds like another electronics panel has failed.
We never had this much trouble in the old days with the old electric timer machines.

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SOURCE: fisher and paykel washing machine will not spin

Most likely something stuck in the pump, you need to look underneath to get to it, the pump turns anti clockwise to remove it.

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SOURCE: My Model GW712 won't spin or drain Top loader

hi there the first thing ill tell you is that the washer needs to drain water before it can spin there are only a few factors that prohibit this operation a faulty lid switch secound a blown or blocked water pump being a fisher paykel they are famous for jammed water pumps as they decided when they built the sysyem to turn the water pump upside down this causes a lot of stress on the water pump see if you can lay the hose on the ground and get all the water out i belive the machine will then start to spin dry. in this case it is the water pump and have it replaced its a simple operation if you can order the part fromf/p you simply turn the washer on its side depress the white latch next to the pump turn the pump clockwise till ity release from machine disconnect power supply plug and fit new unit as per reverse

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How do you resolve Fisher Paykel fault code 249

From Service Manual for 249 error

249. (11111001) SmartPump Timeout Fault (No change in the water level)
While draining, the water level reading from the pressure sensor has not changed for 3 minutes.
This fault will generally be caused by a problem in the pump system, from either a blockage, or restriction in the pump system. This fault will also flag if the machine is 'By-Passing'.
Primary Source: Pump System
Action: 1) Check that the drain hose has not been kinked.
2) Check the length of the drain hose. A 1-meter extension
hose of the same diameter fitted to the existing drain hose is
the maximum allowable length.
3) Check that the machine is not pumping to a head that
exceeds the pumps limits (2.4metres is the maximum head
4) Remove the inner bowl and check that the pump hood hasn't
been fitted around the wrong way.
5) Check for lint streaming from the pump hood that may be
blocking the pump cap inlet.
6) Remove the pump hood and cap, check for lint, grit and
7) Check for free movement of the impeller and that the impeller
hasn't come off the rotor.
8) Check for free movement of the flapper (replace if broken or
9) Check for lint and foreign object in the ports of the pump

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