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Re F & P Smartdrive 9 Excellence 6.5 model;GW608K Have just replaced the bearings and seal, now the m/c wont fill, on pushing the start the H & C solenoids click in and out until it cancells out.The RPS seems to have 5 complete circuits. Can you help?

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SOURCE: Fisher and Paykel - SmartFisher and Paykel - SmartDrive (9) Excellence 7.5 - Pump Blockage

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Your inlet valve could be clogged, check this out.............

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Hi this is an out of balance fault the out of balance switch is hidden under the main motor controller which is under the main key pad

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SOURCE: I have a F&P smartdrive 9 and you turn it on

Hi just read your posting.I need the model number of your machine, which is located on a sticker at the back of your machine at the top.Please reply with this information and I can help you rectify this fault.Looking forward to your reply.

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Thanks for using FixYa. The issue is with the control panel going bad and should be replaced. However, before replacing the control panel you can take it apart and blow some air with the help of hair dryer so that if there is any moisture on it, the hair dryer will blow it off. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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