Question about Fisher and Paykel IWL12 Top Load Washer
I have a Fisher & Paykel smart drive 9 [pride] washing machine and originally the problem was that it would wash fine until it got into the rinse cycle and then it would beep and stop. Water was trickling out of the hose intermidently and in the end i had to take the clothes and and finish washing by hand. Next day I went to show the husband what had happened and - bam - no power, no lights, nothing. Unconnected the plug from the wall and reconnected it but still no power and no lights appearing. F&P are being extremely unhelpful and because I live in a country area want to charge $150 just to take a look at it and then parts & labour on top of that. Debating if i should just get a new one
Not familiar with Fisher and Paykel washers personally but here are a few basics to check anyway.You may have only blown a fuse in plug with the power problem,replace the 13amp fuse first of all.The original problem you describe sounds like a blockage near the water pump or pump jammed.Turn off power to washer AT PLUG, and remove the back cover plate,the thick rubber hose coming from bottom of the washer tub leads to the water pump.Try squashing this hose with your hand along the length of hose to feel for any kind of blockage or partial blockage.If there is one you will have to remove the hose at the pump end via a spring clip or jubilee clip,(expect some water to come out) while this pipe is removed you can feel for blockage inside pump and try to rotate the impellar (it should move freely).Replace hose and clip and washer back plate,turn on power and test through wash drain and spin cycles.Hope this is some help to you.
Posted on Aug 27, 2007
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possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors
due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program
controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN
pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from
the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the
water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the
voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no
voltage from the controller. This means
the controller is a suspect.
If there is no power it can be due to a failure of the power supply.
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