Question about Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

My fisher & paykel machine, I'm not sure of the model but it is a smart drive is having problems filling with the water. It seems to be pulsing or surging at intervals and struggling to fill with water. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Jase

Posted by on

  • Jason Bongos Aug 01, 2013

    I probably should have mentioned its a top loader machine.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

First thing to check is the screens not only on your inlet hoses but also on your mixing valve on the back of your machine. Just a few blockages the size of a few grains of sand can foul the system. Also under your machine check out your water pump and diverter valve for damage and proper operation.

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

Testimonial: "Hi there and thank you for your help. I am familiar with the pump and the mixing valve but are you able to explain the diverter valve a little more to me as I have tried to clean out the filter and stuff as best I can but when I put it back together it seems to still be pumping the water at intervals.I'm not sure what else to look for or how to diagnose the problem at this stage. "

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Fisher and Paykel 6.5 smart drive washer

My F & Paykel washer did this. There was a baby sock under the wash basin. I called for repairman and he found the problem.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

  • 351 Answers

SOURCE: fisher & paykel slow to fill?

if its the cold water (most common) replace the valve remove the two screws on the top of the control panel then you will see the valve i think its the right one looking from the front.its an easy job .hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

  • 1294 Answers

SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel Washing Machine

Close your external inlet valve to the machine. Disconnect hose of washing machine from the valve; keep a bucket there and open the valve to see if water comes well. Next check the screens (filters) on the hose, clean well. This shd be done on both ends of the hose/s. Refit carefully. Check for leaks. If water still (don't forget to open the valve!) does not enter machine change the inlet valve of your wash machine. Can be done yourself. Rate me pl...........if helped.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Slow fill on cold water/Fisher&Paykel GWL11

Assuming you have already done what you said you have done, now it is time to do some real troubleshooting.(Dont worry, if you have gone this far you'll be able to do what I'm going to tell you)

First take the lid off. To do this, open it, and lift up on one side, it should come right off. Now take the control panel cover off. There are two screws on the back side of the washer holding it on. You'll need to wiggle it a bit to get it off. Once the cover is off you should find a plastic bag with a "service" sheet in it. The service sheet explain how to put the machine into the "Test Mode". This is very easy to do and will allow you to check out all functions. One of the test, allows you to check the cold water inlet valve. Assuming your water pressure is good and you have indeed cleaned the screen filter going into the machine you will most likely find that the cold water valve is not opening all the way and will need to be replaced. If your handy with a phillips screwdriver you only have two more screws to take out and the valve assembly will come right out.
Don't think you can swap out the hot water valve with the cold water valve. Fisher Paykel, clever as they are made sure you can't do that. One is a proportional valve and the other is a digital valve. They both look identical but they are not!
If your going to do the repair yourself (you've come this far, why not see it through to conclusion), be sure when you call Fisher/Paykel to order the cold water inlet valve that you give them the serial number of your machine to be sure you get the correct part.
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

stephanos18
  • 144 Answers

SOURCE: water filling issue

It sounds like you have a faulty Out of Balance Micro switch(the machine now thinks it's always out of balance) you'll find this under the motor controller module (main computer module) in the top of the machine on the righthand side. Anymore questions feel free to ask. cheers

Posted on May 15, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fysher and Paykel smart drive 051. takes ages to start. cold water flow seems ok. takes 2-3 times longer for full cycle. sometimes stops and hot water light flashes. yours, jagrat.


Hi just read your posting.Now what water temp have you selected for wash?Is it cold, warm, or hot?Sounds like a water flow problem to me.The water valves on your model of machine sometimes sound like they are filling correctly but they only let a little bit of water in.How long does it take to fill your machine and start agitating when you have selected low water level?Please reply with additional information and I am sure I can help you rectify this fault.Looking forward to your reply.

Aug 18, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

3 Answers

Starts and stops


A failed inlet valve is not uncommon in F&P machines. The hot valve is different to the cold one, so don't exchange them. Not a big job for a tech to do in-laundry. Good luck....Nomess

Jun 11, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Fisher & Paykel Washer

1 Answer

Intermittent water flow interupted by solenoids pulsing


I've got the same problem. If I pause the cycle, wait about 10 seconds, and then resume, the water starts normally. I suspect the Cold Water Inlet Solenoid is sticking, probably due to water sediment in the solenoid causing it to stick. I'll try cleaning it and then replace if that doesn't help and let you know what happens.

Sep 22, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

F & P Kelvinator Smart Drive 708 - Faulty power switch and cycles


I have a smart drive 708 that will turn on but won't fill, any suggestions?

May 25, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel Fisher Paykel Intuitive...

6 Answers

Fisher and paykel 7.5 smartdrive washing machine, no power


If there is power and all your lights are lighting up but you get no responce from the machiene eg no spin, water filling, wash cycle or drain then it will be the sensor for the lid it will have coroded but this is an easy fix , I hope this helps

Feb 20, 2009 | Fisher Paykel Eco IWL16

2 Answers

Fisher & Paykel smart drive 708 filter


my machine swiches on but wont let it fill with water.
Any ideas?
adrian

Mar 17, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel Fisher & Paykel Washer

2 Answers

Fisher and Paykel 6.5 smart drive washer


My F & Paykel washer did this. There was a baby sock under the wash basin. I called for repairman and he found the problem.

Jan 05, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel Fisher Paykel Intuitive...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

51 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Owen Barnes

Level 3 Expert

867 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...