Fisher and Paykel Washing machine error codes

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by blidiot, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. blidiot

    blidiot Guest

    Hi,
    I'm trying to track down the error codes for a fisher and paykel smart
    drive washing machine model lw015-k.

    It is from around 1994.

    I found a few posts from this newsgroup with links to the error codes
    from 2002 and 2003 but unfortunately the links are now dead. I've also
    emailed Fisher and Paykel but I doubt they will give them out .

    I'm trying to decide whether it's worth trying to fix or not. I just
    got back from holiday to find it broken. My house sitter said that it
    wouldn't turn on. This is the third time it has broken down and each
    time it happened when I was on holiday. Are my house sitters stone
    washing their jeans while I'm away or what ?

    I'll tell you the symptoms and what I've done, keep reading only if
    you're interested.
    What caused it ? Who knows.
    Machine was totally dead, no lights or sounds.
    Found main fuse was totally shattered. The fuse was a 4.5amp 240v
    glass fuse.
    I called a service company and they said that the machine took a 6amp
    fuse. Since the machine had been fixed before I thought maybe the
    serviceman had put the wrong fuse in and this is why it blew.
    I could see no obvious signs of damage to the circuit boards so I
    decided to replace the fuse and see what happened.
    Only had a 5 amp fuse so put that in and turned on.
    Machine went bang so I turned it off. Doh.
    Opened her up again and checked fuse. It hadn't blown. No visible
    signs of damage.
    Closed her up and powered her on (not expecting anything to happen)
    and it powered on.
    All the lights were normal and all the buttons worked.
    I tried to run a cycle.
    The machine makes 4 attempts to fill with water. I can hear the water
    going through and some water goes into the bowl but this last only for
    about 5 seconds then it tries again. After the 4th attempt it stops
    and the 4th of the 5 wash progress lights goes on and the machine
    beeps every second.
    I also tried to run a spin cycle and the same thing happened. It makes
    4 attempts at starting the spin then stops.

    I must have blown something. Luckily for everyone else I'm not a
    serviceman.
    Maybe the machine is trying to startup the agitator and failing ?

    Any help would be appreciated, especially a link to some error codes.

    Thanks,
    Mister Stinky Clothes.
    blidiot, Jan 9, 2006
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  2. blidiot

    ron Guest

    On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:41:50 +0000, blidiot wrote:


    > All the lights were normal and all the buttons worked.
    > I tried to run a cycle.
    > The machine makes 4 attempts to fill with water. I can hear the water
    > going through and some water goes into the bowl but this last only for
    > about 5 seconds then it tries again. After the 4th attempt it stops
    > and the 4th of the 5 wash progress lights goes on and the machine
    > beeps every second.
    > I also tried to run a spin cycle and the same thing happened. It makes
    > 4 attempts at starting the spin then stops.


    I repaired a LW095NZ recently that had the same symptoms you outlined
    above, though it hadn't been blowing fuses. The problem was a faulty
    out-of-balance sensor which in this case meant replacing a microswitch
    under the top cover at the right rear of the machine.

    cheers, ron
    ron, Jan 10, 2006
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    I know someone who was involved in the manufacturing of those machines who probably has the information you want, but he might consider it a fair-size favour...
    poor mystic, Jul 20, 2011
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