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Fisher & paykel washing machine (gw603-u) emptys while filling

My fisher & paykel washing machine (gw603-u) keeps pumping water out while trying to fill - seems to think that there is too much water in it perhaps? (never gets deeper than an inch or so)
I have pulled the whole thing apart, pump not blocked, out of ballence switch working, hot and cold water valves working, motor seems fine...

All I can think is it is the pressure sensor on the main board?

The other fault it has is that when you first power it on the first 5 led's flash - which Ithink it means that the thing is in ''restart off'' mode, but it wont remember setting it to on once you pull out the power plug (it does however remember changes to the preferred wash settings)

Any ideas?

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Hi just read your posting.Now where is you machine draining to?Is it draining into the laundry sink or somewhere else?If it is draining into the laundry sink and not into a grey water hose then I am afraid it must be the green motor controller.This controller has the pressure switch as part of the circuit board.I think though it must be the fet that controls the power to your pump might be faulty.Are you in Australia as there are company's that will test your motor controller if you send it to them.Please reply with additional information and I can help you further.

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Primary Source: Motor control module.
Action: Replace motor control module.

3 - Motor control module fault:
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Primary Source: Motor control module.
Action: Replace motor control module.

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Primary Source: Thermistor.
Action: Replace Thermistor.

11 - Pressure Sensor Fault:
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Primary Source: Pressure Tube.
Action: 1 - Empty all water from the machine. Remove pressure tube from pressure sensor, clear pressure tube of any water and reconnect tube (blow down the tube is necessary). 2 - If fault repeats, replace Motor Control Module.

12 - Flood Protection Error:
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Primary Source: Water Valves.
Action: If the water valves are on continuously, check that the water valves turn off mechanically by disconnecting power to the machine.
Secondary Source: Pump System.
Action: Check pump for blockage and drain hose for correct height(end not immersed in water) or kinked.
Tertiary Source: motor control module.
Action: If water valves are been driven on electrically, replace motor control module.

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Motor control module has needed to top up the water level more than 4 times during wash/rinse cycle. Most likely cause is waster siphoning out or the machine has developed a leak.
Primary Source: Drainage system.
Action: Check that the hose is not less than 850mm from the ground
Secondary Source: Pressure tube.
Action: Make sure the pressure tube is fitted correctly and doesnt have any holes.

37 - Blocked pump:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 37:
Primary Source: Drain System.
Action:
1. Check that the drain hose has not been kinked.
2. Check the length of the hose. 1m is maximum extension.
3. Check drain pump winding for open circuit.(Note: Pumps are fitted with a thermal cut out and will reset after cooling)
4. Check for physical blockage to pump and hoses.

38 - Pressure Sensor Fault(empty reading during wash cycle):
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Primary Source: Pressure tube.
Action: Check if tube is fitted correctly, check for blockages or holes in the pressure tube.
Secondary Source: Motor Control Module
Action: Replace the module.

39 - Pressure Tube Fault:
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Same as fault 38.

40 - Bowl Dis-engage Fault:
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Primary Source: Mechanical.
Action:
1. Check that there are no clothes or other foreign objects preventing the clutch from re-engaging. Excessive suds can also stop the bowl rotating.
2. Check the clutch splines for physical damage.
3. Check that the pressure tube has not come off, kinked or blocked(blow down the tube.
Secondary Source: Motor Control Board.
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Motor control module has found that signal returning from the out of balance switch indicates that the switch is permanently on or the harness to it is disconnected.
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Secondary Source: Inlet Valves.
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Tertiary Source: Motor Control Module.
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49 - Cold Water Inlet Valve Faulty:
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Action: See fault 48.

50 - Hot Water Inlet Valve Faulty:
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