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Hello again MNfisherman, To be able to narrow this problem down on my F&P Washing Machine you have suggested to me that the problem could be a switch. Can you give me an idea where this switch is located, is it the tiny switch on the circuit board itself or is the switch located elsewhere?

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  • Sonia Fordham
    Sonia Fordham Sep 12, 2009


    No. The problem is a F&P Kelvinator 508 5.5 Washing Machine which is now getting on in age. My problem is the START/PAUSE button. Have checked all other parts of the machine, circuit board, water valves etc.etc. One of the sensors at the front of the machine under the lid has perished which is made of soft plastic, so when I have the two taps turned on & the washing loaded & set the cycle for a wash then press the start/pause. it beeps but nothing else happens, in other words the machine does not start. Or could this be the main motor problem or as suggested a switch problem. I need to narrow this down to just one of these three things.

  • Sonia Fordham
    Sonia Fordham Sep 12, 2009

    Picked up on a different problem!



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Fault: Water starts to fill then stops, waits a few seconds then tries to fill again then stops. repeats the cycle a few times then beeps with error lights.

Solution: The problem was a faulty balance switch. (Located under the main controller - below the control panel). It tested >5 ohms closed and had water marks.

I hope this is the issue you are having as the previous problem was not posted

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

  • Roger Campbell
    Roger Campbell Sep 12, 2009

    Its the switch under the lid.



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