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When I was trying to use the washing mchine today, it wouldnt start its cycle. When I first got it, it worked fine. Then it had to go into storage for 3 months. When i plugged it back in it wouldnt work full stop, no lights, no beeps, no nothing. I replaced the top bit with the lights and the computer part of it and it worked fine, except sometimes it would work with the lid open through the whole cycle. Now it wont work at all. It turns on and the lights come on and it beeps and everything but when I press start nothing happens - even if it is advanced forward to the spin or wash part of the cycle it just doesnt move. I suspect perhaps there is a sensor connected to the lid so it wont go when the lid is open? But i have absolutly no idea what to do. Any ideas?? It is a Fisher & Paykel Smart Drive 053. Well, that's what it says on the top of it.

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  • Rowena Campbell Oct 06, 2007

    It's meant to say i suspect there is a fault with the sensor, and maybe it thinks the lid is open and that why it wont work. Sorry!!

  • kbtva Nov 14, 2007

    My machine will run the 1st 2 of the wash cycles. It will get hung up and beep after 2 and before the 3rd wash cycle. I turn off machine, turn back on and hit the start/pause and it completes the whole cycle. Any suggestions?

  • updacreek Nov 27, 2007

    mine is the same, it lights up as if its all good, but when you go to was nothing happens, with or without the lid closed.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    when pwered up console lights up then started lid doesnt lock and wont engage wash cycle



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The problem is definitely in the lid switch. Your machine has a reed switch which is located under the hob on the right side of the tub. There is a magnet built into the lid which activates the reed switch when the lid is closed. You will need to replace the reed switch and harness.

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