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F & P Intuitive washer approx 10 yrs old Code 50 Whats the problem?

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Hi just read your posting.The error code 50 is called HOT VALVE FAULTY.Does the error code appear in your LCD display when the machine is at the start of the cycle when it is starting to fill?The components that could be faulty are--water valves ----control module or wiring.This fault will also appear if the machine powers down while in the spin mode.To accurately diagnose the fault on your machine please reply back with additional information on all the questions and I am sure I can help you rectify this fault.Looking forward to your reply.

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  • hgrally Oct 16, 2010

    Model iw709au
    where did u get GWL11 from?
    Because there is a little water left from when it stopped it checks water level - pump runs for a few seconds - retrys several times then the code comes up - pump is noisy as well - tryed to advance but does same

  • luisa_sgro Oct 17, 2010

    Hi Howard just read your last posting.On this website I do not label your model of machine the owners of the website label the model of your machine not me.This is an American website so they labeled your machine with one of their models.Fortunately I am an Australian based service tech that knows your model of FISHER@PAYKEL well.In my 1st posting I mentioned that Error code 50 is called HOT VALVE FAULT.This error code is relevant to your model of machine which is an IW 709au.This means it is called an Intuitive Washer.As mentioned in my 1st posting the faults could be the hot water valve or the wiring to the hot valve or the control module.Try selecting just a cold water fill on med water level with traditional wash selection.You can do this by accessing the option mode on your control panel.I am trying my best to help rectify the fault on your machine and I do this for free so if you could reply back on how you got on with my suggestions that would be lovely.Looking forward to your reply.

  • hgrally Oct 17, 2010

    Never used hot water in my life or the machines history has always used cold



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