Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:00 AM
I finally returned to the habitrail. Rats had chewed through the drain hose, and the vent hose I'd replaced on an earlier safari. After replacing those, I got back to where I was months ago.
Status: I ran through the automated troubleshooting procedure, where a cryptic combination of button pushing will allow one to cycle through the various stages to check component function. Cold water would not flow. Checked solenoids-hot read 800 ohms, cold 0 ohms. The rest of the components functioned ok.
I wanted to leave with the washer in some working condition, until I could get the solenoid. (apparently, the whole valve assembly must be purchased. $56) The owner seldom washes in hot, so I switched the hoses, so cold water would run through the hot (working) solenoid, and switched the leads so the cold water signal was on the hot water solenoid. This way, I hoped the washer could be run in a cold wash/cold rinse cycle, and would not throw the F/H code. The washer does not have any cycles that do not include a cold rinse, so before, I figured it would run on a warm/cold cycle until it went to rinse, and then would throw the code. (It detects it fast as a no-flow condition. The F/H code can also occur if it fills for 8 minutes, but fill is not detected by the level sensor.)
I ran a load on cold/cold. Wash cycle ok, but gave F/H code going to the rinse cycle. Cleared code and powered down, then ran rinse/spin cycle. That worked fine. So, she has a manual- automatic washer. Run wash till F/H code throws when it goes into the rinse cycle, then power down and run a rinse/spin cycle. Given the backlog of dirty laundry, and the labor costs of these repairs/troubleshooting (free, because she has no money. Just rats, and I don't need any) she should be happy with such luxury.
Any suggestions as to why it throws the F/H code? Flowmeter works, pressure sensor works, water flows in on wash cycle, or on a rinse/spin cycle, but stops and throws code at the rinse during a full cycle.