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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
water level pressure switch tube is clogged with lint or bladder in pressure switch is bad. disconnect power to washer open timer console look for a clear rubber hose disconnect fron switch and blow in tube a couple times reconnect tube and put unit on drain and spin for a second then retrying unit for water level fill put washer on small load water size and test if it continues to fill replace pressure switch...
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
A leading cause of that is a bearing in the main center pulley under the base where the belt is has worn out. It's not as bad as it sounds and the pulley/bearing kit is reasonably priced. If it were something you wanted to try to do yourself the part number is 12002213 it could be found line at
or look in your phone book and finda appliance parts retailer in your area
I hope this helps
Posted on Aug 03, 2011
SOURCE: How do I adjust the
Unfortunately the service documentation for Elba is not available. Although the machine has been built by F&P and although is similar to a Fisher & Paykel Smartdrive there are some small difference. The clutch system may be similar to the smartdrive. I have uploaded the service manuals for two smart drive models below, see if that can help. Check section about disassembly.
F&P top load smartdrive smI.zip
Posted on Sep 06, 2011
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
We would not normally answer this without you telling us the make and model!
However- I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter- so many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
(If these actions have not cured the problem, it could be the control board OR the main motor. Motors will show weaknesses when commanded to spin.)
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Oct 14, 2011
Check for drain blockage at the filter. Check setting of drain hose at the back. If there is no drain problem check pressure switch, central control unit and pump motor.
Here a tip talking about drain and spin problems: http://www.fixya.com/support/r7775926-no_spin_tip_all_washers
Posted on Nov 13, 2011
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