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Will not turn on

I went to start the machine the power turned on then nothing. i reconnected plugs tripped the breaker. nothing.

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  • overwhelmed Nov 21, 2007

    First the washer would not go through all the cycles and would signal that it had stopped somewhere before the rinse cycle and wouldn't drain all the water so clothes were still soaking when you took them out.

    Then today it will not even turn on at all. I checked all the breakers, etc. and plugged something else in the the wall outlet to be sure it was not an electrical problem.

    PLEASE help me if you can,,,,I need this fixed is holdiay weekend, plus we had a death in the famly, and my mother just had a stroke and we have to go there after the funeral, and I have 6 kids to wash and get ready to go.

  • disee Dec 03, 2007

    We've got power. The board lights up no function

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    When turning on the machine it lights up as normal, but nothing happens. I have unplugged the machine and reset the taps a few times and still no result. It has happened before and then started again, but this time it won't.

  • Kelly Wilcox Jun 05, 2008

    I have no power at all after replacing the drain pump, I tested the power plug and checked for continuity all the way to the main power plug in the control head. and I have power to the control head, but when I plug the unit in (normally all the lights flash) nothing happens, and no lights come on.

    Has anyone had this problem before?

    I think I am going to have to buy a new controller, but the darn thing came on before I switched the pumps, and I even disconnected the new pump and still nothing.

  • joker120 Jun 14, 2008

    Washer was running started spin cycle then just stopped.Breaker was not tripped plugged the dryer into washer outlet and it worked. Do you know why it doesnt come on at all?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    My Frigidaire wash machine will not drain. Both hoses are clear and the drain pump has been replaced. It seems like the pump isnt even turning on, which is why the first one was replaced.



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If led'slight up when POWER button pushed but nothing happens when START button pushed ITis likelt to be lid reed switch open circuit or pump is open circuit .If nothing lights up when turned on at wall socket suspect controller dead or pump open circuit.Pump sounds like it has caused problem joker 120 need to check loop resistance of pump 35ohms for Aus/NZ

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Perhaps this video walking through diagnosing and fixing the diverter valve of a Fisher & Paykel GWL11 clothes washer will be helpful.

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A clogged drain hose or water-pump will cause this washer not to rinse spin or drain. Can you remember at some point washing a rug with backing or pillow that came apart or any other item that could have shreaded, plugging the drain/pump?

Drain hoses and water pump can be remove and cleaned by tipping the washer forward to access these parts underneath the machine. Remove any stand water before. A handyman can do this for you.

Now as far as not turning on, I do not know about this. Did you smell an electrical burn coming from the rear top of the machine at anytime? This would be the electronics control board. A $300 item and probably not worth repairing since this GWL EcoSmart series is not a long life machine, less than 5 years.

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  • Jrussell789 Nov 29, 2007

    The Fisher Paykel GWL series machine has three parts that can fail; water-pump. diverter valve, and electronics control board. These are all fairly easily removed to clean out drain clogs and or replace. A clogged drain hose, pump, and/or diverter valve will cause this machine to stop after washing and before drain, rinse, and spin.

    The DC Motor itself can fail, but this is rare. If your machine is more than 3 years old, I would not recommend replacing expensive parts like the motor or electronic control board.


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