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I started with E20, pulled the hoses off and the drain was clogged. I "put it back together" and now Im getting E59 code. What did I do wrong?

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E59 No tacho signal for 3 seconds. This is a motor issue. follow the steps bellow to diagnose this issue.

Remove the belt from the motor and spin the
motor pulley. Does the motor spin free? If the answer is no to the question, you will need to replace the motor. if the motor is free, move on to the next step.

Disconnect the plug from the drive motor and
measure the resistance between pins 4 & 5
in the motor. If the meter reads other than between 105 & 130 Ohms, replace the motor. If the reading is between 105 & 130 Ohms, move to the next step.

Disconnect the plug from the motor and
measure the resistance of the windings (pin
1 to pin 2, pin 1 to pin 3, pin 2 to pin 3). All
readings should be between 4 and 6 Ohms.

If the readings are correct, replace the speed control
If the readings are incorrect, replace the motor.

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