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F & P Smart drive 601

I know its as old as the hills but this has been a fantastic machine! We have had to call out for appliance repair on occasions when something has got stuck in the filter. Wondered if you could tell us how to access this so we can check it prior to investing the $ in calling someone out. The machine is filling, washing, rinsing but doesnt empty or spin....same situ as on previous occasions. Thanx

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Re: F & P Smart drive 601

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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I am looking for a Fisher & Paykel Smart Drive 601 washing machine "corner cabinet foot assembly". Just the large corner plastic foot. The height adjuster is in tact. The corner piece is...

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You could try looking on line for more spares suppliers. You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer spares' and you may be presented with a number of sources from which you may be able to order. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number.
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