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My washing machine is a pride 5.5 version, I have removed the water pump, there was nothing lodged in it at all, i checked the pipe and its clear, it pumps out water to the last bit and it wont go no further, there is still a small amount of water in the bottom of the bowl , the pump is trying to pump it, small amount of water comes out it does this for a little while then the maqchine starts to beep continously what else can be wrong with it?. Sue

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Hi Sue just read your posting.Now when the machine beeps a series of lights will light up.These lights will be in a row of 8 lights.Starting from the left to right which lights are lit when the machine is beeping,Is it the 1st and 3rd or the 4th and 7th ---etc---?Please reply with this additional information and I am sure I can help you rectify this fault.Looking forward to your reply.

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  • slettey Oct 16, 2010

    Hi I found out the lights that are lightning up with the continous beeps is light 3,4 and 7. I think there is a blockage between the bowl and the outside plastic casing as when the pump is trying to pump and when it pumps it does itr a couple of second intervals, causing the water to move inside of the movements and i heard something inside move like a metal fragment moving around, as i do a metal job at work and have some metal work on my clothing and something has lodged into it somehow, and i work at home and always leave , accidently things in my pocket, like smakll screws , nails etc. So if that is the case i will have to take the machine out the shed and try and see if i can get to the inside casing to remove the object, if that is what you are thinking of too. like i said I can hear something when the pump has moved water around trying to pump . So if it that problem how the hell do i go of removing the outer skin to get it

  • luisa_sgro Oct 17, 2010

    Hi just read your posting.Unfortunately the drain pump has nothing to do with the error code your machine has indicated.The error code on your machine is error code 50.Which is called hot valve fault.To confirm the information could you please supply me with the model number of you machine which is located on a sticker at the back of the machine top left.Now on the issue of removing the bowl to remove the metal objects I can guide you once you let me know the model number of your machine.Hot valve error code could mean that either you hot valve is faulty or the wiring to it is faulty or the control module is faulty.Just to be sure, the lights that are lit up when the machine is beeping are ,Starting from the left to right are 3,4 and 7,Is this correct.Looking forward to your reply with additional information.

  • slettey Oct 17, 2010

    Thanks dude you are a great help for me. Ok, i had a look and the sticker on the back, its says model number MW059AU. And yes the 3,4,7 lights are on when it beeps continously. I did the diagnostic mode by holding down the water temp down button and the power at the saame time, and then made the speed show up with slow and hold light on light up, and the same lights come up with lights on for 3,4, and 7 as well. Thats strange how the hot water valve can cause that, as for one i dont even use the hot water at all, but maybe as you said it could be a dodgy control board, and if so i am going to up for a lot of money arent i?. Is it complicated to remove the inside thing to clean out these foriegn objects?. between the bowl and the inner skin?. Anyway I can take my time to do this i bought another fisher yesterday on ebay ,so i can wash and fix this one and sell the other again. If i can fix it. Thanks mate for your help again.
    I love doing this ,its fun i would like to learn properly how to fix them. Sue



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