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#1 rcr286

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:18 PM

I am trying to get my girlfriend's F&P GWL10 fixed and am running into trouble. About 3 years ago (last time it ran) a tech told her that the pump needed to be replaced because it would not pump water out when needed. ....This is all I have been told.... About a month ago I looked into pumps, and how these things work, and was impressed by the simplicity and cost of parts to repair, so I bought a pump, replaced it with ease, but the machine doesn't work. Now for some specifics:

 

  1. I replaced the pump and plugged the machine in
  2. When it saw power, the machine makes steady, repeating beeps
  3. Additionally, the lights on the panel are lit as such - X  Y  G  X  G  X  X  X  (X = none, Y=Yellow, G=Green, R=Red)
  4. When I push the Power button, nothing really changes
  5. When I push ANY button, nothing changes
  6.       except when I push the Start button
  7. When I push the start button, the beeping stops and the lights are still lit in the above pattern, but the "Spin" LED is lit Red (X Y G X G X X R)

If I let the machine time out, I can get into the diagnostic mode, but cannot get any codes to trip

 

That's about it. Can anyone let me know what I need to check, replace or reset in order to get this thing to run through a cycle or two? (we need to run something through it after sitting for a couple of years)

 

Thanks!

Roger

 



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:51 PM

104. (01101000) See fault code 106
105. (01101001) See fault code 106
106. (01101010) Display to Motor Controller Module Communications Errors
These faults are reported when the Display Module detects an error in the communications between

the Display Module and the Motor Controller Module.

 

Primary Source - Pump.
Action: Measure resistance of pump. If resistance is less than 33 ohms, replace pump.

 

Secondary Source: Display module.
Action: Replace Display module

 

Tertiary Source - Motor Controller Module.
Action: Replace Motor Controller Module.

If the new Motor Controller Module corrects the fault, refit the original Display Module.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

A bad pump on the Fisher Paykel will take out the main controller.  The new pumps and controllers come with an in-line fuse to help prevent this expensive failure.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:49 PM

Thanks guys. Being that it is a newer pump, I'm surprised it is the culprit. I will look for the fuse, but would the controller be working at all if the fuse was blown? I don't have a multimeter nearby, so I am waiting on a friend to loan me one. I will check the ohms as RegUS_PatOff said.

 

Before going much further, would I even be getting the beeps and information that I am getting if the Display Module was out? Are there any other signs or test methods to find if the Motor Controller Module is the issue?

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

If this washer hasn't worked for three years then chances are there is no fuse currently in place.  If it was, then the controller would be dead instead of "glitched".



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

Good to know. So, the quick and dirty question is "where is the fuse located?".



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

If a fuse has been installed it will be spilced into the tan wire of the pump wire harness connector at the controller.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

No one has installed a fuse. I tracked all wires that were exposed and looked under housing covers last night and could not find anything. I should be able to check the resistance this weekend, so maybe it will confirm both pumps are bad.






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