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Fisher and Paykel GWL 11 is getting the error code 37. Checked for blockages, none found and pump operates normally, no sounds, impeller turns freely. Still will not drain in spin mode. Any suggestions?

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Hi just read your posting.Try this,Put a couple of books under each foot of the machine high enough so you can look under the machine at the pump.Now select a spin mode and push the start button.Does the pump turn on its own?Where is your machine draining the water to,Is it into the laundry sink or some place else.Please reply with this additional information and this will help me in diagnosing this fault for you.Looking forward to your reply.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • deeself Oct 06, 2010

    Pump drains out the back into an assigned washer drain.

    The machine is propped up, there is a bit of rust on the pump and a new one is on order, although not fully convinced this is the problem.

    The pump begins to spin and then stops.

    Everything has been taken apart and no blockages found. Even used a bottle brush to get way up to check and clean.

  • luisa_sgro Oct 07, 2010

    Hi just read your posting.Error code 37 means pump block Error,But if the pump is not the cause then the control module will be the cause.The only way to verify this is to fill the machine then advance the cycle to spin.Once the water is drained or the pump stops draining check the ohms resistance of the windings of the pump, which should be about 34 ohms, and also check if the pump is getting hot as the pump has a thermal cut out in the windings which will shut the pump down.Please reply if you need help in the testing of the pumps winding.Looking forward to your reply.

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Fisher Paykel GWL11- US Washer


- Motor control module fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 1:
Primary Source: Motor control module.
Action: Replace motor control module.

3 - Motor control module fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 3:
Primary Source: Motor control module.
Action: Replace motor control module.

9 - Size setting fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 9:
Primary Source: Motor control module.
Action: Reset machine size as per service manual instructions. If fault repeats replace Motor control module.

10 - Temperature Sensor (Thermistor) Error:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 10:
Primary Source: Thermistor.
Action: Replace Thermistor.

11 - Pressure Sensor Fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 11:
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:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 12:
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.

36 - Water Leak Fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 36:
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):
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 38:
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:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 39:
Same as fault 38.

40 - Bowl Dis-engage Fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 40:
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.
Action: Change Board.

43 - Out Of Balance Switch Fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 43:
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.
Action:
1. Check the level of the machine.
2. Check wiring to the switch.
3. Check switch for continuity and corrosion.

44 - Water in Bowl During Spin:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 44:
Primary Source: Drain system.
Action: Check for blockages/kinks in drain hose and function of the drain pump.

48 - Hot and Cold Inlet Valve Incorrect Signal:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 48:
Primary Source: Wiring.
Action: Check the wiring.
Secondary Source: Inlet Valves.
Action: Check the resistance of the coils.
Tertiary Source: Motor Control Module.
Action: Change Module.

49 - Cold Water Inlet Valve Faulty:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 49:
Action: See fault 48.

50 - Hot Water Inlet Valve Faulty:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 50:
Action: See fault 48.

51 - Diverter Valve Fault:
Fisher and Paykel washing machine error 51:
Primary Source: Blocked diverter valve.
Action: Check for foreign objects in the valve.
Secondary Source: Motor Control Module & Diverter Valve
Action: Plug the machine into the power point but off at the control panel. Check voltage on the plugs at the diverter valve. If voltage around 230V, change diverter valve and motor control module

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Code 37 -


Hi,

To my knowledge, Error Code 37 on a Fisher & Paykel machine refers to "drain fault" which could either mean that the drain valve will not open or that the drain pump will not run. The easiest user intervention that could be performed is to check for any blockage/clog at the drain filter, drain pipe, drain pump impeller and drain valve.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Error code 37 means pump blockage error.
3 things:
Drain hose kinked.
A blockage in the pump or hose
Pump is jammed with something
Empty as much water out with a saucepan. Next -Taking the machine outside is well recommended - tilt the machine back onto a chair to get access to the pump. Unplug the wires to the pump and the earth wire. Lift the white lever and rotate the pump to remove. This takes a bit of forcing. The rest of the water will gush out. Check for things such as hairclips or coins etc. Blow down the drain hose to see if there is any blockage. Replace the pump and make sure the white lever CLICKS back into position. Replace wires.
Good luck

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This is error code 51
51. (00110011) Phase 5 and 6 Eco - Diverter Valve Fault
Primary: The motor controller has registered a drop in water level in the
recirculation phase of the wash cycle, water is being drained instead of recirculated.
Or water has been sprayed onto the Valve from an external source and caused the
solenoid to blow.
Action:
Turn the power off at the machine but leave the power on at the wall, then measure
the voltage across the terminals of the wax actuator, if a reading of 230V is
achieved the motor controller has failed due to the valve and both will need to be
replaced.
Secondary: Check for blockage in the valve itself or a broken hinge mechanism.

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Error code 37 is pump blocked (or faulty) 'No change in water level.' Most likely you have a blocked or faulty pump motor (Not uncommon with F&P)
Thw pump motor is accessable from under the machine.
NOTE.. The machine must be empty before attempting this job.
TIP.. Lean machine back against the wall to contain the last of the water.
Make sure the 'latch' is unclipped to remove the pump motor. Turn anticlockwise to remove
Remove wires..
Check that the drain hole has nothing to prevent the impeller from turning.
Check that the pump motor turns freely..
Blow through the drain hose (from the basin end) to make sure there is no blockage..
Replace in reverse order..
If the problem persists you may need a new pump motor. These are normally checked for resistance. F&P say to replace if less than 33 ohm.
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Screen has code 37 on it


Hi, welcome!
Code 37 is a "pump blocked error" code. Typically this code is triggered when the machine does not sense a change in the water level when called for. Check for debris caught in the pump, either in the impeller for moving water or in some cases, the external cooling fan impeller (exposed underneath the machine) gets snagged with a piece of fabric softener sheet (such as "bounce") and this will stall the pump and trigger a code 37.

I hope you find this info useful and thanks for using Fixya.

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That code is a PUMP BLOCKED ERROR.
This could be as simple as an object caught in the pump or it could be the pump itself has failed. I often see objects caught in the pump. If you can do so safely, unplug the machine, tip the machine back enough to be able to see underneath, and look for the electric pump. You will see a back impeller for cooling the motor windings. Try and turn this by hand, it should turn easily. If it will not turn, then you know there is something keeping it from turning. Be aware that if you pull that pump out with water in the tub, you are going to have a tremendous mess.

You might want to get yourself a service manual for that washer. You can get them from Fisher Paykel Parts:

http://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/115-46/GWL15-WA37T-Service-Manual.php


Hope this helps.



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