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1 beep per second and odd light sequence

The washer has been stopping during or after the wash cycle. It then begins to beep about 1 time per second. The 3rd and 4th light in the wash cycle and the first light in the rinse cycle are lit. The manual says I should unplug machine for 60 seconds and then start again. If I do this it runs through completely fine, but then the next time does the same thing. I have also just powered off and advanced it to the rinse cycle it works fine at that point as well. I probably should tell you that a few days be fore this problem started my 11 year son tried to help Mom and in the process overloaded the machine with his bedding including the pillow. The pillow was destroyed n the machine. Good heart. Little experience. One of the tub support brackets broke and we repaired it.

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  • Timmie2003 Nov 10, 2007

    I have a Fisher and Paykel GW711 Top loader washing machine with a simular fault. The 3rd and 4th Light illuminates along with the 8th (spin light). There is a beeping noise every second and when the start button is pushed (since it is the only one that will do something) the lights extinguish and the lid lock light illuminates steady. This occured after a load had been completed, I have turned the mains off, unplugged and put back in for a long gap inbetween with no positive outcome. I can not select any other buttons with this. Fisher and Paykel has advised that the fault code number is 49. how do you test if the hot/cold valve is operational and test if the diverter valve is ok?

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    Mine is a GWC11, continuosly beeping too. Still have not figured out what the prob is. I kicked it a few times and opened up the controller. It worked for a couple of cycles then beeped again. kick it again worked, beeped again.

    Still looking for the solution.

  • tafoyapr Dec 17, 2007

    I picked the machine up used, and it works well, but every load I do will stop and start beeping before the whole wash cycle completes -- when the 2 yellow lights are done. The manual says probably redistribute the clothes. No luck. What I do is turn it off and turn it back on. It starts where it left off and completes the cycle. The manual also said try unplugging and plug back in, no luck. Any ideas?

  • reiser Dec 26, 2007

    I am having the same problem with my clothes as stated above.washer

  • alexGS Jan 17, 2008

    Same problem - on an older Smartdrive (I'm in NZ and I'm guessing that you guys are in the USA). Mine's a 2001 model, AW095.

    Anyway mine fills with water (either hot or cold), washes, and then stops on the rinse. Doesn't seem to have enough water (for the rinse) and just stops and beeps, code 49 (two wash lights + spin light).

    From my research I've found that this is a Fill problem as someone here said, but it can be caused by either of the valves or the motor controller PCB. My motor controller PCB was new last year (date stamp is less than six months ago. Because I've only just got the machine, I'm not sure what that replacement was to cure.

    I'd like to know what to test or try next.



  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    same problem



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There some simple solutions but may not always work but everyone should try. underneath when the water pump engage with the tub. there;s a white plastic clip press it out and turn the water pump. it will come off the tub. before doing this you should have the washer disconnected. have someone or put something under so the washer won;t fell on you while reaching down. sometimes debris gets stucks on the way from the tub to the pump. it insert your fingers inside once the pump is taken out and if you find debris take it out. put back the pump and connect the washer again. this can be a very simple solution it won;t work all the times. but what if it does. :)

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I had a similar problem. The machine would stop at during the wash cycle and it would stop. The wash, rinse and spin lights were on and the washer beeped. I emptied out the clothes and water manually and disconnected the water and drainage hoses. I tipped the machine forward and emptied out some more water. When I looked at the base of the machine, I noticed that the pump drain motor wire connector was dislodged. I snapped it back in and reconnected all of the hoses. Be careful and make sure you connect the hoses back correctly. Hot to Hot and Cold to Cold. I plugged in the washer and put the machine on the spin cycle and pressed the start button. I knew the pump drain motor was working again when I heard that sucking sound from the drain hose. Yes!!!!!

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Stuffing from the pillow could have plugged ip the pump or diverter valve located on the bottom of the machine

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