Question about Fisher and Paykel Fisher Paykel Intuitive Eco Washer IWL15
G,day, the machine works fine on the wash cycle ,but when it hits the rinse cycle it usally stops half way through and never reaches the spin cycle on its own. we turn the plug off on the wall and restart it and 50% of the time that will work, it appears to be pumping out the water ok, but it will still stop 5 or 6 times through the rinse to spin cycles. i was leaning towards the motor controler is stuffed. any ideas would be great , thanks in advance. rick plane
When it stops it should be beeping and showing an error code. When it beeps and before pressing any buttons look at the top row of 8 lights. Count from the right and tell us which number lights are on and which are off. If it is stopping and not beeping then I would suspect a faulty control board. Give us an error code to work with.
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
Check the pipes actually work first. Is there a hidden drain filter that is partially blocked? Dissasemble the pump and check it works and the blades inside are clean.
Posted on Jun 13, 2017
SOURCE: fisher & paykel (mw511)
check out the DRAIN MOTOR PUMP , its a small motor with 2 hoses connected to it , it could be clogged , need to remove it , inspect inside the impellers for any debri , clean it , re install and try again , hope this helpful AJ
Posted on May 20, 2008
52. (00110100) Eco - Diverter Top-up Fault diverter valve made be stuck in half open position ,may be a mechanical obstuction or the wax filled solenoid that actuates it may be faulty .located under machine beside pump .
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
It appears your timer has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2010
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is normally behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and held in by a round cover/knob.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
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