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Fisher and paykel keeps blowing fuses, code 37, I have replaced the pump already

Washer wouldn't pump water out. I found blown fuse, replaced fused and it blew immediately when pump tried to start. Pump moved freely and worked for a while when connected to power to test but pump started smoking after running a few seconds. I replaced pump but it has the exact same symptoms. Keeps blowing fuses that are in line with pump. Can it be anything but the pump causing this fuse to blow?

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Yes the original bad pump has damaged the drain pump circuit on the control board.

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Some of the other experts do not approve when some of us suggest that obtaining a service manual would be the best cause of action but in this case it is warranted. These machines are not like "conventional" washers, they are, for the most part, electronic in nature and proper understanding of the circuits involved in the various cycles and functions makes servicing them much easier and your chances of sucess in repairing them much greater. You can obtain a detailed service manual for the GWL11 here:
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