Tip & How-To about Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

What to do when Fischer and Paykel washing machines don't finish spin cycle!

...............Stops at the spin cycle....................
Firstly turn the power off and remove the plug from the wall. (always do this when working on any electrical equipment)
Turn off the water supply lines, mark the hot before removing. Note: There is a H on the back of the washing machine to identify where they go back on.
Remove the inlet hoses Note: they have a washer don't loose it!
Turn the washing machine on its side so you can see the water pump underneath it.
Remove the water pump and clear it if its obstructed. There is a white clip that locks it in place and you turn the pump to remove it. loosen the screws if it is tight. Ensure where the pump is mounted is clear.
Check the outlet hose while your there to see if thats blocked. It is unusual but does happen.
Put it all back together and see if that solves the issue.
.....................Didnt solve it?.......... still stops at spin cycle?
Make sure the washing machine is turned off. remove the plug!
Look into the machine, remove the plastic top from the center spindel, underneath there is a long tube, down the bottom is a butterfly type screw. unscrew this. lift the center spindle up and remove it. You can now see into the bottom of the bowl around the edge, down to where the pump is. sometimes socks, knickers and fine material find there way under the plastic spindle and down into the galleries in the bottom there.
There they wrap around the bowl shaft and stop it from turning freely!
You see this occour when it tries to spin at the spin cycle but just stops. Before it goes into the spin cycle the motor spins the bowl but it must move freely and turn at least 1 full turn easily. If it doesn't, that old sock is down there. Use a torch and look down the bowl edges to see if something is there. If you get lucky you can see the edge of it!
If its there use a small hook to carefully remove it! Just use a metal coat hanger as a hook.
Put it all back together and away it goes!
Solves that age old mystery!
Where did my other sock go?

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