Question about Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

1 Answer

Washer leaking from top

I have a 3 year old fisher and paykel ecosmart GWL11. In the final spin, it leaks water from the top and bottom, I can even hear it ( sounds like rain in the laundry closet). I ran diagnostics and all was well. I cleaned a saftey pin out of the diverter valve. The problem persists. What else can I do??

Posted by on

  • elizasquid Jan 24, 2009

    Thanks a lot!! What is the easiest way to see between the drum and tub?? Or do I need a pick up tool??

  • elizasquid Jan 25, 2009

    Thank you for the detailed answer!!! I will be getting VERY well acquainted with my washer in the morning!!



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

Sounds like it's plugged and the water is thrown by the centrifugal force. Sometimes stuff can get between the drum and tub, plugging the drain. This can be sporadic, sometimes no problem cuz the item is away from the drain hole during extract.
Sometimes minor partial disassembly will allow you to see between the drum and tub. A pick up tool can snag things down deep.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • Jidza
    Jidza Jan 25, 2009

    You have to look over the unit and see how to lift the top back. There may be a piece of plastic that needs removed to access the area between the tub and drum. Look with a flashlight and try to see under the tub (through the holes) as well as alongside it. See the drain if you can .

    Warning! Take care and remember how to reassemble the washer. It may be a pain in the neck getting it apart and you might find wiring harnesses to be unplugged, wires running through keepers, the control panel may have to have the front removed to get access to screws holding the top down to the sides and back, etc, etc ad naseum. If you force things there can be gaps between the panels after re-assembly.

    A pick up tool is one of those spring loaded flexible dohickeys that has the little fingers that spread out when you squeeze the handle. Harbor Freight has em cheap if you're near one of their stores. I call them "remote **** pinchers".

    This may not be the problem. If this isn't it, then there still could be a clog between the drum and the pump as well as between the pump and drain. The pump could have a sock in it. I used to run a coin op laundry and kept 70 washers and dryers going, and I've seen this. You may be able to see thru the pump if if's translucent plastic by putting a flashlight behind it. Or remove the hose on the inlet side and peek in there. While the drain hose is off the pump get a bucket or pan and put the hose in it and pour water into the tub. See how well it gravity drains.

    The pump could have failed, but I doubt this. 3 years with a family of a dozen, maybe.

    Cheers! Jidza



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does it leak, even when machine is not running?

Small leak/drip with Fisher & Paykel GWL11 Washer (with ... > Home Forums > Laundry Room
May 6, 2008 - Got a small drip/leak with my GWL11 washer..... The washer is ...Small leak/drip with Fisher & Paykel GWL11 Washer (with pictures) ..... New project for a new year: Light a fire under plans for an outdoor oven and claim the best pizza in town ... Speed Queen Front Load AFN50 Washer Review - Long Post.

Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Loading Washer > Home Forums > Laundry Room
Mar 5, 2008 - My GWL11 Top loading washer has had nothing but problems! ... I have a Fisher Paykel GWL11 that I purchased new and have loved until this problem started. ... The machine fills with a small amount of water to saturate the clothes ...... Fault 36 is related to water leaking, but is *not* the kind of leaking from ...

Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer - faqqq
Question Product: Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer Question Details:Fisher Paykel ... Small leak/drip with Fisher & Paykel GWL11 Washer (with .

Dec 12, 2015 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

IWL16 leaves black specs on clothes

there could be something stuck in the machine between the two bowls. lifting the lid, removing the ring, agitator and inner bowl will easily check this. if the machine has become loud on spin, and the leak is actually from the bottom (more likely) then it could need seals and bearings replaced. don't run it too much more while leaking, electricity and water don't mix XD

Nov 10, 2013 | Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

1 Answer

Washer leaking water while spinning

Check the drain hose where it leaves the machine, if the square section of it is not in the plastic housing it will cut on the cabinet, if this has happened replace the hose they are difficult to repair, Other possibilities, pump is leaking, and check that the inlet hoses are not leaking and have washers in every connection.

Apr 19, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Fisher Paykel Gw11, leaking, loud noise, not going through cycle

pump is a common fault and easy to change for about $25. all sound related. new machines are pretty inexpensive. your call

Aug 23, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Fisher Paykel Ecosmart washing machine spills water.

sometimes too much detergent, or extra cleaners like oxy clean) will cause lots of foam which will cause the water level sensor to misread, or foam over the top of the drum. if this is not the problem, you will have to tilt the machine on its side and look for loose or damaged hoses. the play in the tub will not cause leaking

Jul 10, 2009 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Fisher Pakel 4 years old Water leak

possible its form the pmp assy underneath, youll need to tip unit back( the bottoms open, look for leaks, should be quite noticable

Feb 14, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Washing machine faulty

needs a new pump and control maybe, its the most common sollution for that problem

Jan 21, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Fisher and Paykel Washer leaking water

call fisher paykel they will take care of you chances are the diverter valve is bad they have been having problems with them and make sure your repair people are fisher paykel certified VERY IMPORTANT

Dec 18, 2007 | Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15 Logo

269 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4348 Answers

Are you a Fisher Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides