Question about Fisher and Paykel IWL12 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Not pumping water out ... and then no power =(

I have a Fisher & Paykel smart drive 9 [pride] washing machine and originally the problem was that it would wash fine until it got into the rinse cycle and then it would beep and stop. Water was trickling out of the hose intermidently and in the end i had to take the clothes and and finish washing by hand. Next day I went to show the husband what had happened and - bam - no power, no lights, nothing. Unconnected the plug from the wall and reconnected it but still no power and no lights appearing. F&P are being extremely unhelpful and because I live in a country area want to charge $150 just to take a look at it and then parts & labour on top of that. Debating if i should just get a new one

Posted by Sasselle on

  • jimmysmithy Dec 01, 2007

    no power, nothing. working one day, dead the next. removed the top face but could not find the fuse.



1 Answer


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

Not familiar with Fisher and Paykel washers personally but here are a few basics to check anyway.You may have only blown a fuse in plug with the power problem,replace the 13amp fuse first of all.The original problem you describe sounds like a blockage near the water pump or pump jammed.Turn off power to washer AT PLUG, and remove the back cover plate,the thick rubber hose coming from bottom of the washer tub leads to the water pump.Try squashing this hose with your hand along the length of hose to feel for any kind of blockage or partial blockage.If there is one you will have to remove the hose at the pump end via a spring clip or jubilee clip,(expect some water to come out) while this pipe is removed you can feel for blockage inside pump and try to rotate the impellar (it should move freely).Replace hose and clip and washer back plate,turn on power and test through wash drain and spin cycles.Hope this is some help to you.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive Pride 5.5 washing machine will not pump water out...makes a beeping noise when trying to pump water out.

I own and have repaired my smart drive washer. The water pump is very simple to remove on these machines. Unplug the machine and drain as much water from it as possible. There's a small plastic locking tab on one side of the pump. Gently pry it away from the body of the pump and twist the housing until it comes free from the metal pump housing anchor plate. Unplug the pump from it's connection and remove it. Found a guide that should help you -

How to Drain Washing Machine That Won Empty Cares Appliances

Oct 12, 2018 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Cold water not pulling into Fisher & Paykel 5.5kg Smart Drive Pride.

Either the cold water inlet solenoid has failed or there is a fault with the electronic control module, Unfortunately the only way to find out is to replace the cold water solenoid and see if it works, if it doesn't then the electronic control board is faulty.

Mar 16, 2017 | Fisher Washing Machines

1 Answer


shorted water pump will take out the control ... new fuse added with New controls

Jun 17, 2013 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Fisher & paykel smart drive 9 mw059au no power

Most of the faults are pump related.
check the Ohms reading on pump should be 33- 35
If readings are less change your pump.

Jul 28, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Our Fisher and Paykel excellence 5.5 smart drive 9, washes fine but when it comes on rinse cycle it wont drain the water and makes a humming sound.

Check your pump with a multimeter for correct reading
230V AC Pump 50Hz 33Ohms +/- 8% @ 20oC
110V AC Pump 60Hz 7Ohms +/- 8% @ 20oC
Also check for blockages that may stop pump from turning.
Disconnect from power & Bail out all the water you can before removing pump.

Jul 07, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washing machine cuts out

The pump is over heating and cutting power.

Mar 30, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Fisher and paykel Smart Drive 9, pride 5.5 turns on by itself and beeps

Probably a bad controller. Note the lights that are illuminated and call F/P.

Jul 02, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

6 Answers

Fisher and paykel 7.5 smartdrive washing machine, no power

If there is power and all your lights are lighting up but you get no responce from the machiene eg no spin, water filling, wash cycle or drain then it will be the sensor for the lid it will have coroded but this is an easy fix , I hope this helps

Feb 20, 2009 | Fisher Paykel Eco IWL16

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fisher and Paykel IWL12 Top Load Washer Logo


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8221 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1482 Answers

Are you a Fisher and Paykel Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides