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My machine stopped and made a constant beeping while the 3rd, 5th, 7th & 8th lights across the top remained on. What does this mean????

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It sounds like this is a Fisher and Paykel-made top load washing machine and you are referring to the Wash Progress LEDs. The flashing of the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th LEDs from left to right indicates fault code 43 and it means the Motor Controller Module has detected that the out of balance switch is permanently tripped. The out of balance switch lever may have been stuck in the open position or the harness connecting it and the Motor Controller Module is disconnected.

Move the basket assembly as far as it can go towards the right hand rear corner of the cabinet several times to possibly lodge the lever back into close position. Raise the top cover then locate the out of balance switch at the right hand corner of the cabinet then make sure the lever is hanging freely. Disconnect the out of balance switch wire harness, if the lever is properly hanging but the same LEDs are still flashing (Fault Code 43), then join the terminals together to bypass the switch.

Reconnect power then start the machine. Replace the out of balance (OOB) switch if the machine works fine with the switch bypassed. If not, check the continuity of the OOB switch wire harness and make sure it is snugly connected to the Motor Controller Module. The problem is in the Motor Controller Module if the wire harness is intact and snugly connected but the machine still doesn't work even with the OOB swicth bypassed. Replace the Motor Controller Module if that is the case.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • Col Hickman
    Col Hickman Nov 13, 2011

    thank you Jahn 27...we did what you said & it fixed it..it was the out of balance switch being out of position....brilliant!
    (we are pensioners & would have had to save up for a new washer if it didn't work)
    from Norma

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