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Iw709au Fisher & Paykel intuitive washer Code 50 fault Can you help

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  • hgrally Oct 16, 2010

    Just put new valve in

  • hgrally Oct 16, 2010

    Spent the money - fitted the new valve - no dfference - wet load of washing sitting here getting mouldy

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A fault is detected in the hot water valve. It's either the connection to it is broken or the valve solenoid is open circuit. Pop the console open and you'll see the water inlet chamber beneath console where the inlet valves are located. Check the connections and make sure it is properly connected then check the resistance of the hot water valve on the right. Replace the valve if it reads open. Double check the connections both at the valve and the motor controller module including the continuity of the harness. The motor controller is malfunctioning if the hot valve coil and the harness are all good and making the necessary connections. But if the fault code appeared when the machine is powered off while spinning, there is no actual fault at all.

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Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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    Jahn27 Oct 16, 2010

    Update me then about the result of the repair.

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Oct 16, 2010

    Did you follow what is instructed in the first post? The valve must be replaced only when the resistance reads open. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

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