Question about Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer
Your pump is faulty and will need to be replaced. It is fairly common. Otherwise the switch is bad, but if you hear the hum, then pump is bad.
Servicing the Water Pump
Of all washing machine parts, the water pump probably takes the most punishment, because it is constantly in use. When the pump fails, you can hear or see the trouble: a loud rumbling inside the machine, or a failure of the water to drain out of the tub. Here's what you can do to fix the problem:
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Take the pump apart and clean
away all debris inside the pump.
Also clear away debris from
the water tubes.
Step 1: Check the drain hoses to make sure they are draining properly. Remove the water supply hoses from the back of the washer. With long-nosed pliers, extract the filter screens from the valve ports in the washer or from the hoses themselves. Wash the screens thoroughly. Then replace them and reattach the hoses. If the machine still rumbles or doesn't drain, examine the pump.
Step 2: To access the pump, first bail and sponge out any water in the machine's tub. Then tip the washer over on its front, using a heavy blanket or pad to protect the washer's finish. Remove the back service panel. The pump is usually located along the bottom of the machine, but with the unit tipped on its front it's easier to remove the pump through the back than through the bottom of the washer.
Step 3: Locate the pump. It has two large hoses attached to it with spring or strap clips. If the clips are the spring type, pinch the ends of the clips together with pliers to release them, and slide the clips down the hoses. If the clips are the strap type, unscrew the metal collar to loosen the clamp. Disconnect the hoses by pulling them off the connections. If the hoses are kinked or crimped at these connections, straighten them as best you can and reconnect them. Then try the machine again to see if this kinking was causing the problem. If the machine still doesn't drain, you'll have to remove the water pump.
Step 4: To remove the pump, loosen the bolt that holds the drive belt taut and move the washer motor on the bracket to loosen the belt. Move the motor out of the way and unbolt the pump; it's usually held by two or three hex-head bolts located on the bottom of the pump housing. As you loosen the last mounting bolt, support the pump with your hand. Then lift the pump out of the washer.
Step 5: You should take the pump apart if you can, because the trouble could be lint, dirt, or pieces of cloth or paper clogging the pump impeller. Clean away all debris inside the pump and clear any debris out of the water tubes. Then reassemble the pump. Hook up the pump again and test it. If cleaning the pump doesn't put it back into working order, or if the pump housing can't be removed, replace the pump with a new one of the same kind.
Step 6: To install the new pump, set it into position and connect the mounting bolts to the pump housing. Move the motor back into position. Tighten the drive belt on the motor by prying it taut with a hammer handle or pry bar; it should give about 1/2 inch when you press on it at the center point between the two pulleys.
Step 7: Reconnect the hoses leading to the pump.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
I've had this problem with a couple of washers. inside the knob switch that turns from wash cycle to rinse cycle and spin cycle, etc. when I removed this switch and removed the plastic casing around the switch. I found that one of the metal contact points had become stuck together due to heat and/or corrosion. I pried the contact apart and cleaned the contact surfaces. The metal contact point then was bent up to far, from cleaning it and I had to bend it back down to have the right contact again. They are long thin pieces of flat metal that are kind of springy. I would recommend just replacing this switch instead of trying to fix it.
Recently the washer had the same symptom of halting at the rinse cycle, but the cause was much simpler. the cold water line had become clogged up from old pipes. The temp. knob was set to Hot Cold. Meaning that the wash cycle was hot water and the rinse cycle was cold water. since the cold water was clogged. the washer sat and hummed at the rinse cycle because the drum did not fill with water. You can change the temp knob while the washer is filling to see that both the hot water and cold water are working fine.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
If your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.
To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the port.
Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.
If the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to replace the pump.
Before that, as you mentioned that you hear a Humming Noise, it could be Motor, Lid Switch or Timer.
You need to investigate all above things and then take an action.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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