Question about Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a top loader and when I select the water temperature to COLD it still washing with hot water.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,784 Answers

HI. I will need your model number. I suspect the temperature control switch, but I will need the proper model number, if possible. This will allow me to pull up the necessary diagrams and part number. Please post this much needed information.

Thanks..

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • 5 more comments 
  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010

    TOP LOADERS

    Look at following areas for the model number:

    * Rear Center Of Lid Well
    * Left Upper Back On Base Cabinet
    * Back Top Control Panel
    * Right Rear Corner Of Washer Top Lid
    * Open Lower Left Front Base



  • angela_thana Jul 05, 2010

    It is the 7.5kg Fisher & Paykel "Excellence" Model No. GW712

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010

    Thanks;one moment please..

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010

    Ok, lets start with the inlet valve and hoses.

    The water inlet valve can be identified by the water hoses connected to it at the back of the washer. Start by turning off the water supply at the valves on the wall. Disconnect both hoses from the back of the washer. Place the hoses into a bucket and turn them on to confirm that you are getting good water pressure and to clear out any debris from the line.

    Inspect the filter screens on both the hoses and the inlet valve for debris build up. If you find any debris, clean it out. Use caution to avoid damaging the filter screens because the screens in the valve are not replaceable.

    If debris was not present then proceed to the next step of testing the solenoids. Access to the valve may be easiest by opening the top or the back of the washer, depending upon make and model.

    There are two wires connected to each solenoid on the water inlet valve. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip-on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals ( Be sure to not pull the wires). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

    Use a continuity tester or multimeter to test for continuity. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity indicates a bad solenoid that must be replaced. Different brands and models will have various measurements, but the valve should show some resistance if it is functioning properly. Test the second one in the same way as the first.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010


    • NOTE_ Due to the fact that your unit has an automatic temperature control module built into the main control module, this will exclude any testing needed for a traditional temperature control switch. I suspect that your hoses or inlet screens are clogged, thus causing the fault. Once you have cleaned the hoses and filter screens on both the inlet valve and hoses, reconnect the hoses correctly and do a test run. Make sure the hoses are connected properly(hot to hot/cold to cold), and the faucets are turned all the away on. If you experience the same fault as before, move on to the inlet valve for testing.


  • angela_thana Jul 05, 2010

    I will have my husband attempt this tonight/tomorrow. In the interim, should that not be the issue, are there any other trouble shooting things he can do (he may aswell do them all) - OR will it mean that a technician may need to come out?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010

    The main focus here is to rule out any issues that might be clogging your hoses and filter screens. the filter screens are located on the valve and on each end of the hoses that connect the faucets and valve together. Any obstructions in those areas will cause the symptoms you are noticing. With that said, if the hoses and all filter screens are clear of debris, and both faucets are working properly, this will lead to either a damaged valve assembly, or a faulty temperature control circuit at the main module.

    Checking the valve will require some disassembling to the top section of the unit to access for proper testing, as well as, the main control module. If you or your husband are uncomfortable with using electrical testing equipment, I would recommend to contact the nearest service tech if the hoses and filter screen inspection dose not correct the issue.



    • NOTE_ The temperature control circuit cannot be repair, due to its integrated status to the main module. The entire main control module will need to be replaced, in this case.


×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a front loader LG inverter direct drive


The water temp switch only determines weather THE MACHINE WILL USE cold or hot water. The real culprit sounds like the inlet water valve? change hoses from hot and cold and see if there are any significant changes in temperature. Another culprit may be ur motor control board, on front loads more of an issue.

Oct 03, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

My fisher paykel top loader won't do a cold wash.


Hi just read your posting.Have you selected cold only?Are the hoses from the taps going to the correct water valve?Cold tap to c on the machine and hot tap to h on the machine.What is the model number of the machine?The model number sticker is on the back of the machine up top.Please reply with additional information and I am sure I can help rectify the fault.Looking forward to your reply/

May 20, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

On rinse cycle...cannot control water temperature...set it for warm but still feels cold to touch. wash cycle is ok. model is whirlpool gold ultimate care II..top loader.


Is the hot water turned on. Remove hose from washer and check screen in water inlet. If it is clear you may need a new water inlet valve.

Apr 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

2 Answers

Ultimate Care II top loader washing - rinse issues


New concentrated powdered detergent takes very warm water to break it down. As for most dark clothes use cold water. I have one of these top loaders and for my cold wash colored clothes I use a liquid detergent and have no problem.

May 06, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ8000 Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Hot water will not enter machine. Screen filter is clean. Cold is OK.


There's no hot water Some washing machines allow hot water to enter only during certain cycles. Others intermittently allow hot and cold to enter, to temper the temperature of the water. Consult your owner's manual if you are unsure about whether the machine is acting abnormally. If you're sure the machine isn't working the way it used to--or should--try these tests: Is the hot water turned on? If not, turn it on. Is the washer getting cold water but no hot water? If so, check to see if the control panel settings are correct. Is there hot water coming through the proper hose? If not, check to see if the screen inside the water-inlet valve is clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If it's clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, completely replace it.

Feb 04, 2010 | GE WDSR2080D Top Load Washer

2 Answers

No warm water coming out of the clotheswasher


Turn the cold water valve about half way closed or maybe more to allow enough hot water to mix with it and make it warm

Dec 31, 2009 | GE WJSR2070B Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer only has cold water. Hot water is good to machine but only cold water enters machine on warm cycle, no water ar all on hot cycle.


Hello there
The Water System temperature sensor is normally what is wrong with these units with this condition that you are experiencing
The water system consists of the hot and cold water inlet valves, a water temperature sensor, a water
flowmeter and control and the dispenser distribution system along with a traditional pressure switch.
Water Inlet Valves -
The hot and cold water inlet valves are located at the back of the washer. These valves receive a control
signal from the Central Control Unit to manage the temperature of incoming water. The temperatures
are determined by the specific wash cycle selected and a temperature sensor located in the wash tub.
To improve cleaning of heavily soiled clothing and to provide a sanitizing feature, the water temperature
can be increased through the use of a heating element located in the bottom of the tub

Dec 25, 2009 | Maytag LAT3600A Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Hot water on cold washes


To solve this problem simply reverse the water hoses from the way that they are set up currently. Then do a test again to make sure that when you select HOT you are getting HOT.

Nov 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

Whirlpool top loader: very loud pumping sounds when filling


You are experiencing surge pressure due to the ATC. It is increasing then reducing the hot water slow to maintain a pre-determined temperature.
I am not aware of a disable or bypass procedure.

Sep 05, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag washer


It sounds like you have the hot and cold water lines to the washer reversed.  Try turning off the tap for the hot water then setting the washer to just cold wash and then  hot washif you get nothing on the cold and cold water when set to hot they are probably reversed.  Typically if the auto-temp control is broken you will only get hot or cold coming out on any setting. 

Oct 01, 2008 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Owen Barnes

Level 3 Expert

867 Answers

Are you a Fisher and Paykel Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...