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Fisher & Paykel GWL11 - Lint on clothes after washing

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#1 Mugenlude

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

I read the washing machine FAQ on the old site, the first 'test' listed is to fill washing machine, then advance cycle to spin... if it takes longer than 90 seconds to drain the washer then it says something is clogged in the drain...

I did the test, and it took about 4m30s to drain, however, the water was forcefully being pushed out of the drain hose into my drain sink, and it was that way for the entire spin cycle... if there wasn't a time listed on the FAQ I would have assume that the water was exiting the washer correctly. So my question is this.....

Is this just a general comment and maybe my washer is different? it drains through a single garden hose type drain hose, and again, it's really flowing out of there.

If this is in fact the my problem, what would the recommended course of action to clean out my drain?


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

it drains through a single garden hose type drain hose,


What is the approximate inside diameter of the hose, should be an inch or more - no kinks. Sometimes those get a sock or other objects between tubs that plug pump/outlet
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

it's about an inch, but it is the hose that came with the wash machine. With the amount of flow that I have going into the tub I have a very hard time believing that anything is clogged in there...

When reading threw the owners manual looking for troubleshooting ideas I found this paragraph in the owners manual...

<quote>Automatic Lint System
Your Ecosmart has a self cleaning lint system. It automatically separates the lint from the wash
water, trapping the lint between the inner basket and outer tub and flushing it out at the end of
the wash.</quote>

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:53 PM

4 min 30 seconds is an extremely long drain time for any machine. Somethin aint right with that. You sure it's not putting water in at the same time it's draining?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Diverter valve may be clogged or broken.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

That is too much time for draining, need to look for obstruction in pump, hoses, and diverter valve
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

Regards to linting ... there's an accessory lint filter available from F&P. Part Number 426451P. It's a nylon sock gizmo that inserts down inside the agitator. Must be manually pulled out for cleaning. F&P sent one to me at no charge upon asking, but can't say if they'll always do that. SearsPartsDirect.com lists it at $46.49.





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