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Fisher Paykel WA37T26GW2 washer won't drain

23 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

Our Fisher Paykel WA37T26GW2 stopped after filling and agitating, and will not drain.Once stopped, the machine beeped every second. Following the user's manual, I unplugged it for sixty seconds and then restarted it, to no avail.

I've siphoned the water out and am not sure what to do next. Pictures or a repair manual would certainly help.

Pat in Juneau





KUDM01TJWH1 Dishwasher (again)

26 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

Back in 2007 and 2008, the Samurai and his minions were of great help in showing me how to repair this ancient dishwasher. It has worked just fine up until last week, and then...the groaning began. My wife and I were enjoying a beer and a tv show (Alaskan Summer for me, Alaskan IPA for her, White Collar on the tube) while the machine was supposed to be doing the dishes.

Suddenly, the noise level from the kitchen increased enough that "I arose from my bed the see what was the matter." The dishwasher sounded like...well...like it was in pain. The groaning accompanied the part of the cycle where water had been pumped into the machine and needed to start circulating around to scrub the dishes. It was LOUD.

I shut things down, went back to the TV, and the next day, I emptied the dishwasher, and washed by hand for about a week while I puzzled at what to do. Yesterday, the pile on the counter was getting out of hand, so I thought I'd load the dishwasher up and see how bad it really was. I did so, and, over the next two hours, it completed a cycle. It was as loud as before, but I toughed it out (loud music) and the dishes came clean, the machine completed the cycle, and everything seemed fine - except for the sound, something like a bad brake on a train car, but a little more bassy.

So, last night, I wormed my way into the chopper, cleaning along the way. Found a tiny piece of glass, some coffee beans, and some dreck kinda like Crisco, but nothing fouling the chopper screen or jamming up the chopper blade. The motor shaft turns nice and easy, and nothing looks out of whack. So, I put it all back together, removed the kickplate, and worked the pump motor out. It looks fine. When you turn the impeller blades, it feels like a pump, and doesn't seem to either be loose or bound up.

Thinking it could be the drain, I finally quit putting off the nasty job of opening up the p-trap under the sink, and I pushed my trusty Drain King into the wall drain. It went in about six feet with no real resistance, so I ran it for five minutes and wormed it back out. The drain is running better now, so I hooked the dishwasher back up and started a cycle. It filled nicely, and then, when the motor came on for its little burst right after the fill, the noise was still there. I pushed the Cancel/Drain button (it drains quite nicely).

I replaced the motor in this unit in 2008. Is it already worn out again?

What else should I check?

Thanks, Samurai, and thanks to all the great appliance fixers who hang out on this site!


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