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Thanks, Rescue Tech, for your response, I much appreciate it.
You that possibly the diverter tab was causing the water to drain back into tub instead of draining. Do I access this by lying machine on its side and getting to it from underneath or do I need to remove the drum?
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  • Monika Schrauder Feb 07, 2009

    thank you Recue Tech, for your detailed explanation and links to the part and manual. I have drained the washer just as you indicated in the diagnostic mode with pitcher (worked like a charm) and was surprised at how much water was actually still in there seeing that there was only a little water in the bottom of the tub.
    I am going to tackle the diverter diagnosis this weekend and hopefully it will be as you suggest and I can fix it myself. I will follow up with a comment on the forum.



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First scoop out the water or run the pump in diagnostics mode and use a pitcher to bail out the water as it flows from the recirculation hose. Next, tip the machine back enough so that you can set something like a gallon paint can or other sturdy object under the front left corner of the machine to keep it propped up while you work under it. These machines are actually very lightweight. You do not remove the tub to service the diverter. There is a single 3/8" hex head bolt (which also is recessed with a phillips head) that secures the diverter to the base via a white nylon band. Remove the bolt, then remove the band, which is actually wrapped around the drain hose . Now remove the two wires, and the three hose clamps and all three hoses. Pop the valve out and take a close look at that diverter, if it is broken at the tab, this will be obvious.

The diverter is part number 426862P. You can order one here:
http://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/ecart/category.php?category_id=54

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