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Fisher & Paykel GW708U Washing Machine not functioning

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Hi All,

I have a Fisher and Paykel Washing machine (GW708U) that I bought 2nd hand. It worked for around 7 days and then sh*t itself and as such here I am. It is displaying some odd behaviour. It will not fill or spin or do anything. Sometimes after I have fiddled with cords, blew the inlet valves out etc it will work for another cycle but then will fail when I try to do another wash. Sometimes I will try to start a wash and nothing will happen so I'll walk away only to return 30 mins later to find it in the middle of a cycle. Once it began working even when I had the lid open (went through whole cycle like this).

I have checked the out of balance switch and it seems to be fine (clicks in and out etc, not stuck) and I have also gone into diagnostic mode and checked that both hot and cold inlet valves are working (despite 2 techs telling me this is most likely what the problem is). OK, so now I am turning my attention to the lid sensor. I believe it is a magnetic reed switch. My question is...how can I test if this the problem? Am I able to just cut the wires and join them up to bypass it or will this make things go pop?

Also, if anyone else has an idea of what the problem might be then please let me know, water temp sensor or water level sensor maybe????

Cheers all, any help is greatly appreciated!!

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the lid switch is stuffed

because it shouldnt do a full cycle with it open

you could bypass it

i cant recall if it is normally open or normally closed

you could try unplugging it first and see

do not play with the wiring with power on as those wires have active to earth potential and you will get zapped

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You are correct! It was the lid switch. It is closed when the lid is down so I just cut the wires and soldered together. Thanks for you help, it is working fine now :-)

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