Fisher and Paykel washing machine will not run
Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:36 PM
I have had some success by powering it down and comming back after a period and starting again but now it will not work at all.
Please if anyone has some idea or advice I would appreciate it.
DO NOT BUY FISHER AND PAYKEL THEY ARE JUNK!
Posted 07 May 2005 - 03:37 PM
And I disagree that FP's are junk. Everything breaks, doesn't matter who makes it; the only variable is the severity of the failure. Most FP failures are trivial annoyances rather than complete show stoppers that make the repair not worthwhile.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:03 PM
The thing not working just does my head in.
Model number is GW511
Any advice would be greatfully welcomed.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:19 PM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:49 AM
I'd say definately a GW511.
GW511? Never heard of that model. Check it again. Are you sure it's not GWL11?
I myself have used a flashlight three times on my own Fisher & Paykel 5.5kg Smartdrive excellence GW511 washing machine.
Here's the User Manual for it:
I loaded my washing machine up, pressed the power button and it started beeping - 1 beep per second like a truck beeping.
The only way to stop it beeping is to turn it off at the power point - pressing the power button on the machine doesn't stop it.
Turned it off, unloaded it, left it for half an hour, turned it back on - all lights flash on, then immediately starts beeping again.
The lights showing are:
3rd and 4th of the 5 green Wash Progress lights and the right-end red Spin light.
Pressing any button does nothing except pressing Start - which stops it from beeping, and the Lid Lock comes on with a slight flicker.
User manual (page 31, link above) only says after checking it is level to call for a service. And we all know whenever you need to call for a service, they want to replace the system board, which costs more than a brand new machine would.
I can't find anywhere that says what the lights mean. Can anyone help please?
Posted 05 May 2006 - 01:30 AM
The fault number is 57 . A bit of a rarity this one but the tech would be right to say it is a controller fault. It is to do with it's self monitoring and it has detected low voltage internally.
Fraid to say its a new module. Having said that if you are in NZ you can most likely pick up a cheaper recon module instead of an F&P one.
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