Fisher & Paykel hot and cold water
Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:05 PM
Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:07 PM
The situation you speak of may not necessarily be a problem. You may not be aware of it, but Fisher Paykel is a "HIGH EFFICIENCY" machine, and one of the ways it achieves this is to conduct virtually all wash cycles at about 56 or 58 degrees. The Only time you will actually feel HOT water entering the machine is during the pre wash cycle when only a small amt of water enters. At the conc. of the pre wash cycle the machine then proceeds to fill to a normal looking level but the water will be cooler that what you would expect had you selected HOT.
It is possible to bypass the factory settings to get a tub full of HOT water should you desire it. You will need to consult the user manual to do that tho.
Ive had some peole return the machine bacause of this feature. They want HOT for Whites, etc.....
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:28 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:07 PM
There is a little sticker on the rear panel with a Model#
such as MW 078 etc.. Regards . John P/
Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:51 PM
If there is no HOT at all there is a problem. You need to get it into diagnostics (re: the sheet inside the console) and see if the hot water valve will actuate when its called for. If it does, the problem is probably going to reside inside the expensive motor control module
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:05 PM
The wash temperature is barely warm. After shooting in one inch of hot water, the machine fills the tank with cold. It absolutely does not get laundry anywhwere near clean. (It seems to me deceptive to say you have five heat settings when there is but one, but I'm fussy that way.)
At anyway my emails to the Fisher Paykel people indicate that A) I am doing something wrong and It's supposed to be cold. At last I have this positive piece of information:
"The permanent press cycle is the only cycle that will fill with warm water and wash in the traditional way. If you would like to do a traditional hot water wash, you can "trick" the machine. It is easier for you to call us for instructions on how to do this."
As a 60 year old linguist with a focus on lexus (appropriate word usage), and considering myself a lady witha comprehensive vocabulary, I would describe the performance of this new not at all cheap jewel as "sucks" with the admonition to get a cheap Kenmore, which did a great job for me for some 20 years before throwing in the towel.
If you are going to save energy by doing a lousy job, you could at least say so.
On the other hand, I found this site, so something is good.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:30 PM
The answer to this is apparently to do a "cleaning" cycle as described in the manual: Click on permanent press and keep the hot button pressed down until the machine beeps. While this is a small annoyance any one time, I am kicking myself for paying twice what I would have spent on a Kenmore that simply works and gets clothes clean.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 04:36 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 06:05 AM
"The answer to this is apparently to do a "cleaning" cycle as described in the manual:"
Thanks for the help from both of you, and particularly to Scott for an awesome site!
I'd like to permanently change my Heavy Duty, or "Favorite" cycle to wash and rinse in hot only water. Is there a way to program that in? BTW, it's a model GWL10 from July 2001.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:35 AM
Unfortunately, what you are looking for is not possible.
You are able to do a traditional hot fill and not use the eco active wash,
but you have to use the permanent press, which is a gentler agitation and a
slow spin speed.
The only way to do what you want is to select permanent press hot, let the
machine fill up and then pause it. Once the machine is paused, turn the
power off and re-start it. Then select heavy duty and fast spin speed and
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