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Lights on no one home!

I have a Fisher and Paykel smart drive. It turns on - all the display lights up and can be changed, but when you close the lid and press start nothing happens. I have removed the lid to try and find a switch to see if thats the problem but I cant even find a switch. We have 4 kids so I just spent a fortune down the laundromat!! Your help would be really appreciate.

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  • ray539 Feb 18, 2008

    REPLACED THE COLD AND HOT SOLENOIDS NO JOY WOULD HAVING NO WATER BEING PUMPED INTO SMALL RESEVIOR PREVENT CYCLE FROM STARTING I HAVE AS YET NOT TOUCHED WATER PUMP CHEERS

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Some model smartdrives have a hidden switch activated by a magnet moulded in lid if it has gone to open circuit it thinks the lid is open.This open circuit when lid opens is a safety feature should someone open lid during lid cycle,some become stuck due to corroision and need to be changed

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA ... ALL WASHERS DO HAVE A SAFTEY SWITCH TO PREVENT PEOPLE GETTING HURT WHEN WASHER IS IN AGITATE OR SPIN CYCLE. IF YOU CANT SEE A SMALL HOLE INSIDE THE RIM OF THE TOP UNDER THE DOOR WHERE A PEG PUSHES DOWN TO CLOSE THE SWITCH ... THEN THEY ARE USUALLY BUILT INTO THE HINGE ASSEMBLY. THE START BUTTON ALSO ACTIVATES A RELAY THAT MAY BE BAD.

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There is a switch at top l/h corner. as you look at the machine it should be on your far righn on the hinge line

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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