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Fisher Paykel ED56 auto sensor dryer - just not working!

Hi,
My dryer (as above) has just stopped working... I had a small load in it and has been working perfectly fine. However I noticed the load was still wet and all lights off etc. I have unplugged from wall everything but it just won't light up the lights or anything. Pushing the buttons does nothing at all. The door is closed properly - even though the lights and buttons normally still work with door open - just doesn't spin then. The lint filter is always emptied (one in door). Not sure if there are any others. Hasn't been moved recently or done anything different to before. The drum moves if I do it with my hand - so is not seized.
Any ideas?

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  • HuddysMum Jul 25, 2008

    Thank you sooo much for this advice...

    I changed to an alternate power supply and it is working fine now. I will have to investigate as to why the original power outlet is not working.

    Thanks again as I can now finish my load of drying...



    I really appreciate your assistance with this.

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Hi,

It might be the circuit breaker of the mains/AC line. Pls try using another outlet/source of power. Alternately, most dryers have their own circuit breaker at the back of the unit. This would appear to be a push button switch, pls try see if your unit has one and press on it.

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

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Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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    Louie Role Jul 25, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.

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Diagnostic Mode
Entering the Diagnostic Mode
(a) Turn the power supply to the dryer on.
(b) Press and hold the Auto Dry down button, then press the Power
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The dryer is now in level 0 of the diagnostic mode. After initial entry into the
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The manual is here

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel ED56 not working

Replace (repair) the exhaust sensor this looks like a transistor with the middle leg cut off. it is situated below the lint filter but can only accessed by removing the back panel, top panel (or rear screws to allow the removal of the drum). drum and then front panel to remove the connector from the mainboard. If you follow the exhaust tube once the back is off you will see a single phillips head screw that is the sensor. check the wires to the circuit board are not broken or dry joints or just replace it. sorry i had a spare machine i scavenged from to fix my problem so i dont know where to buy new.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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Grinding noise most likely due to the front drum bearings worn out - result is the metal drum making contact with the rim of the from panel.

This requires a total disassembly of the dryer to investigate & likely replacement of the front slipper pads (dry nylon slipper bearings 4 x ).

This will only be a succesful repair if you stopped using the dryer the moment it started screeching.

If you have let it run, the metal-on-metal will have gouged the edge of the drum and will rip up any new replacement bearing pads.

Do not attempt this unless you are a very competent handyperson. Many screws lost, cut fingers and swear words will ensure if you are not confident in approaching this job, so either toss the dryer or get a competent repairman to do the job.

;-)

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I had this same problem with my Dryer. It is making the few quick beeps because it thinks the door is still open. Near the bottom of the opening to the dryer there is a sensor switch that gets pushed in when you shut the door. Try holding the switch in with a knife or something and then start the dryer with the door open to check if that is the problem.
After i did this, i closed the door and my dryer started as normal.

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