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Machine doesn't power up..

I have a Fischer & Pykel MW051-U. I went to use it the other day, and nothing when I pushed the power button, checked power-point and all is ok.

Does it have a fuse in it that could've blown.


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  • nlhjr Feb 23, 2009

    Machine stopped in mid-cycle. I pushed power button, but then 2 wash - rinse - spin cycle indicator lights came on, and won't go off, even when I disconnect the power! They finally go off after the power has been disconnected for 4 - 5 seconds. Is this a circuit board problem? If so, how much to fix it? This machine is only six years old, and worked perfectly until now.


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OK legendsinc sounds like you motor control unit has blowen and due to age of machine i would not be at all surprised if your seals and bearings have gone, cheak under machine for a brown ring around the casing this is an idicator for failed main seal. Also the big give away is nosy on spin

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