We bought our F & P GWL15 in 2007, and I like it very much. It failed about 2 weeks out of it's 6 yr warranty. I first noticed a problem one morning when I took out a load of laundry that had washed the night before - most of the load was "spun" dry, but the part under the area where the water comes out of the machine was dripping wet. I could feel a slow drip out of the area where water enters the drum of the washer. I was able to wash another load or two before the washer wouldn't start any more and the fault code 49 was displayed.
My husband and I did a lot of research on the web. My husband is very electronically savvy, and we feel comfortable ordering a part and replacing it in the machine. But, we would not go so far as trying to repair the motor control board itself. However, we don't know for sure what part to replace - the water valves or the motor control module, or something else entirely.
In troubleshooting the problem, we believe the valve harnesses are correctly fastened to the valves, the pins are not bent