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When I turn on my Kelvinator Pride 5.5 (smart drive) washing machine it will only partially fill (and the water pulses in sporadically rather than one even flow) after 1 minute the machine stops and the error lights show. if i start the wash half way through a cycle it tries to start but again stops after a minute. the error lighting is (from left to right)of the eight lights: third light lit green, fith light lit green, 7th light lit orange and eight light lit red. please can you help me fix this issue?

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel Pride 5.5

Hi - the out of balance switch has activated this will be found under the lid right side if you bend lw enough you can see it hanging by a lever - it may have activated from the previous cycle - it needs to be freed - put it outside of the bowl and be sure its free to operate - if not it needs to be removed and replaced.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Washing machine wil not fill - tries several times then stops and all lights except 4 go out

That would be the balance switch, should be located rear right under the main board. over time the switch becomes jamed in the on position and the machine always thinks its off balance. $4 to $10 for a new one.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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So if you were to count from left to right then lights 3,5,7,and 8 would be on correct? If these are the correct lights lit your machine is giving you an error code the motor controller module has found that the signal returning from the out of balance switch indicates that the switch is permanently on or the harness to it is disconnected.
check that the out of balance switch is free to move
check that no harness is blocking the switches movement
check that the switch activates properly when activated replace if it does not
if the switch shows signs of corrosion replace the switch and the harness and fit a condensation kit
check the level of the machine and also the bias switch
check the harness is connected correctly
and finally if all seems good with the switch it states to replace the motor control module if you have any further questions message me back and please remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick

Posted on Aug 15, 2011

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