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Hi, we have a Fisher and Paykel Fresh 5.0 Smartdrive 9 washing machine. I has started to stop working. It starts then stops, starts stops and eventually lights come on and it beeps. The lights that come on are the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th lights . It has done this while filling up and also at the final spin. The first time this happened we turned the machine off for awhile (1hr or so) and it came good. However it has happened again and the turning off didn't work. Any suggestions on what could be causing this?

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel GWL10 US won't spin

If the machine still has water in it, the drain pump is jammed or there may be an obstrution in one of the hoses. It is most likely the drain pump. Switch off the machine at the wall and unplug it. Tilt machine against a wall and look underneath. On the right you will see the drain pump. It looks upside down. Unplug the wiring harness to the pump and remove pump by turning it clockwise while at the same time releasing the little white clip that holds the pump in place. Clean thoroughly and replace pump.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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SOURCE: What is a code 52 on the GWL11 Fisher Paykel Clothes Washer?

error 49. Is a water solenoid. Have a good look at it as it has a similar set of LEDS. Look to see the white coils is smooth and not got any lumps or burns. You have 2 to compare. If you can measure them as below. I got one on Ebay for $40 delivered. Still displayed the same problem. Below is my solution. I didn't ant to pay for a new controller.

I replaced the solenoid but still had binary 49 LED code. I chased the circuit through the Motor Controller (brown one in Australia) GW712.

It was a couple of FETS or Qs in a H drive. The get fed their +v from the main power rectifier. There is a funny looking round component called F^ which is a quick blow 1.6 A fuse. Because my solenoid had a shorted turn on it (bubling to outside packaging) it had blown this.

I didn't have one instock so I substituted an ordinary glass 2AG 2.0amp fast blow. You need to remove the old fuse and solder 2 wires into the holes left these are inturn soldered to the fuse ends. I used hot glue to hold the fuse clear of any other components.

You can get slow blow fuses almost anywhere. In my experience ordinary fuses are the same they always fail after the components are lost anyhow!

If you are desperately dirty you could just jump the 2 holes with tinned copper but this could represent a fire hazard if a solenoid goes again.

We amke microcontrollers. It is a simple fix and saved me $350. A fuse is 10c or maybe $1 if you buy them one at a time. Make sure you test the plugs before you start up. My GW712 read:

1. Each motor winding ~ 35 ohms to any other
2. The lid solenoid ~ 70 ohms
3. Each water solenoid ~ 60 ohms
4.The thermistor ~ 10K ohms


# When this fault exists you can empty the water by removing the tube to the Pressure Xducer and using a tube from your mouth to blow into it HARD!!! The pump will start and pump it out for you.

To calculate the error code (for what use that is when you can find out)


LEDS indicating wash cycle

X X X X X X X X

128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1

Add the values for each light LED

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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Sounds like your pump is blocked. **UNPLUG the machine**. lift or drag the machine to a spot where you can let the water dump out. The water comes out fast and makes a big mess. Tilt the machine back. On the front-right underside of the machine you will see the pump with the fan hanging down. Unplug the white plug and the earth cable from the back of the pump. You might notice that there is a white plastic clip that you can move to the side. Hold the clip out and twist the pump clockwise. At this point the pump will drop out and water will go everywhere. Try and take the pump out kinda fast so that the coil does not get too wet while the water is dropping out. you might find a blockage (coil, hair clip, underwire etc) sticking out from where the pump impeller sits. Pull out your blockage and check that the pump spins freely when you spin it by hand. If it does not spin freely you need a new pump.

Now, after you unblock your pump, you can put it back together the same way you took it off. Make sure the white plug is not wet before plugging it into the pump and make sure the pump coil is dry too! use a blowdryer to dry for a minute if unsure. When twisting the pump back in, the wires should be at the back of the machine and the earth cable is kinda close to the rotor (motor). Make sure the pump is sitting flat so the seal works too. That clip should click lock back into place to hold the pump from turning. The washer will not spin until all the water is out in case you are wondering. Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel Smart Drive 7.5 washing machine.

Unplug the machine have someone tilt the machine back and look under the machine for a little fan on a motor give it a turn to see if it spins it might just be sticky or it may need replacing.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: fisher and paykel 7.5 smartdrive washing machine, no power

my smart drive GW 509 au does not fill up with water. Water goes in but only for 10 seconds then stops and does it aginthen it starts to try and wash.

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