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Hello, This is the F&P Kelvinator GW 508 5.5kg Smartdrive Washing machine. Could this problem relate to the two sensors at the front of the machine under the lid. When I push START/PAUSE nothing happens. I have tried all other tests, & checked everything possible that could cause the machine to not start. That is:- checked the water valves, circuit board, etc.etc. the list of things I have tried goes on & on but nothing works. Could it be the main motor? The sensor that I refer to has slightly perished & so thats why I have asked the question. Regards. Graeme Fordham.

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    Sonia Fordham Sep 12, 2009

    The switch that your refering to, would it be the tiny switch on the circuit board, or is it

    within another area of the machine?

  • Sonia Fordham
    Sonia Fordham Sep 12, 2009

    This is helpful but I still need to narrow the problem down to just the one option!



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This sounds like more of a switch problem. It very well could be the motor. You can check power to motor with a voltmeter. If you are getting power to motor, than motor may be bad or selector switch is bad. Also a lid switch will prevent operation of the machine as well. You can test this with an ohmmeter.

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