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Fisher paykel heater plate replacement

My bottom drawer has no power . There was a burning smell and I had to force open the bottom drawer. I removed the control board from the bottom panel and discovered that it was burnt black in the middle. Swopped top and bottom panels , still no power at bottom. Flood switch at the bottom back in the machine dry and looks good ie not burnt. I believe the problem then is the control board and possibly the heater plate as well for the bottom drawer. how do I remove and replace the heater plate?

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The problem is the thermal fuse in the bottom drawer which shuts of the controller power. But the thermal fuse is part of the heater assembly. So you will have to replace the lot.

It is not an easy procedure to replace the heater assembly as the whole system is intervined with the pump and motor components.

You will have to disconnect all wiring and hoses from the base of the drawer once you have it out after removing the transparent plastic wiring cover.

Then you have to release the locking ring to remove the pump and motor assembly along with the heater plate.

Hope this helps. please rate the solution if ok otherwise drop a comment.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

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