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Fisher and Paykel IW810AU fault code 105 - Washing Machines

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  • fdsta Jun 12, 2008

    Have just bought new fisher and paykel washing machine. Keep getting Fault 105 I need a service. If I turn it on and off again it works, but next time have to turn it on an off again to get rid of the Fault 105.



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I have found out from a repair agent that the fault code means there is no or corrupted communications between the display and motor drive module.

It may be simple as a loose cable, if the washing machine has been moved recently.

In my case I have a very slow little leak in the hot water solinoid (Bad spelling I know) thus causing it to leak on the circuit board and over time rust the connections. Basically my machine was not worth repair as the main circuit board was a tad too expensive. It was still cheaper than a new one (even after all the extra costs were put into consideration, ie - Labor and transport costs) but my machine is 8 years old and I thought for an extra couple of hundred dollars I could get a new one with warranty.

I know there are people out there bagging these machines, but 8 years out of a item (without any servicing) that uses moving parts, electricity and water is pretty good.

Hope this helps?



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