Question about Whirlpool AWM8143 Front Load Washer
When starting F9/FA - water starts - 10 secs then stops and f9/fa appear please help thanks Lyn
F09 is "overflow failure" - check drain pump, pressure switch, blocked drain.
FA is the emergency shutoff switch that detects when water is pooling underneath the machine.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
I had this happen to my machine on Friday. My husband fixed it last night and it cost $6.59!!!!
One of the hoses inside (i think it was one from drum to drain hose) the machine was rubbing against something which then created a tear in the hose. The hose was leaking and therefore activated the float switch and FA F9 response. The hose is a small black rubber one about 15mm in diameter. My search for a replacement hose took me to Repco where i got fuel injection hose ( which wont be getting any holes in it i assure you!!!!). I could have ordered a part but it was going to take a week and I can just imagine they would have charged thru the nose.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Hi, thanks for the post, it really saved my day. My 10 years old AWM8125 sixth sense stopped working after starting filling with water, showing F09 and FA shortly after. I followed the advice in this and another post so I checked the above mentioned hose, first, after taking out the upper cover, by blowing air in it with a 150 ml syringe - no pressure at all was building in it. Secondly, I removed the rear cover and I checked the hose. It was loose at the drum-end. I fitted it back and I tested the washing machine with a rinse programme with the drum empty, before reassemblying the covers. I worked just perfect. I reassembled it and now it's washing fine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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