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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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Re: will not turn on

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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Re: will not turn on

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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Re: will not turn on

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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