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On my F&P Kelvinator Smart Drive 085, I turn the power on, programme the cycle and press Start. The water flows in fits and starts approx 1/2 second on 1/2 sec off for 35 seconds , then stops and shrill alarm bleeps til i switch power off. I gather from reading other cases this is likely to do with the lid/balance reed switch. I'm not clear as to exactly where this switch is and what I can do to repair it?

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  • ironnik Sep 07, 2010

    Thank you for that advice. I noticed the connection filter was clogged as well and considered that this may be the trouble, but while cleaning it out unfortunately I've made the problem worse by breaking the bit that connects the hot water line to the machine, and now there's no activity at all. Do both the hot and cold lines need to be attached and/or is there any way to bypass this?

  • ironnik Sep 08, 2010

    Hi, thanks for your advice.
    I've made my problem worse now by snapping the plastic bit that connects the water line to the washing machine whilst clearing out the filters! It would seem I need both hot and cold lines attached for the machine to go at all, is there any way I can bypass that or will I need to purchase a new hoseline?

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There is a plastic piece on the lid that goes down inside the machine where the switch is. This switch could be bad. You can remove the wires from the switch and test the switch itself with an ohmmeter to determine if it is bad or not.
If the water starts to fill but stops and doesn't fill the machine up all the way, that could be a bad water valve which can be tested with a voltmeter to see if there is constant power going to the valve. A faulty water level sensor can also cause this and that can be tested with an ohmmeter, it would be behind the tub

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 08, 2010

    That is attached to the water valves. So if you already going to purchase that part, it should come with it.

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