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Fisher and Paykel GW712 Washing Machine - beeping & flashing continuously

We're wondering if we can fix this problem without having to spend $ on a technician. Machine was working fine until we moved it to clean behind. Now when you turn the POWER button on, it flashes 2 yellow lights in the program lineup (5th and 6th from the right) and the red spin (the 1st on the right). It beeps continuously unless you press another button but even then, the flashing lights stay flashing and nothing happens.

Would very much appreciate any help you can give us!
With thanks
Paul and Julie, Sydney

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my gw712 washing machine will fiil up ok but then it wont spin properly it only spins a fraction then stops and starts beeping the second led from the left starts flashing. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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Fisher paykel washer wont spin

the washer washes but wont spin out the water, I have tried unplugging the machine to reset but it does the same thing will wash but when it comes to drain the water out & spin it wont, so now it is sitting there full of water, I have removed all the clothes and check the hose that fits in the wall pipes(drain) and nothing is plugged I can blow air into it, and it bubbles in the tub filled with water??? What do I do, can you help? Any suggestions?

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Fisher and Paykel Washer Leaking

My Fisher and Paykel washing machine leaks when filling and most other times, too. Upon visual inspection, the spin tub - a flexible plastic outer tub from the metal inner clothes tub - has holes in it near the fill hose. It looks like it has been rubbing while the maching is spinning and has now worn through allowing fill water and spin water to leak out. How do I remove and replace the spin tub? Also, is this problem just an indication of another problem, maybe an unlevel machine?

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For those with water on floor after wash, check my post on "eco smart won't drain, smells hot". It could be something clogging drainage area at very bottom of the tub. I couldn't see the sock that was stuck in my FP's drain when I looked from the top between the white outer tub and the wash tub--everything looked fine. Then I removed the black motor/white plastic housing piece--Tip back washer and you should see this black electric motor/white housing on bottom. see my post for how to remove and check for plugged drain. it's really pretty easy.

don't know about outer tub holes, but glad i don't have that problem.

i hate my fisher paykel washer/dryer. i can't wait to sell this house--i will leave them here and get a new front load Duette for my next house!

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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fisher and paykel out of balance switch fault

fisher and paykel out of balance switch fault

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Machine should reset when it has regained "balance". It is possible the the OOB switch lever is stuck on the tub ( it is under the top in the right corner and hangs parallel to the tub ). Move tub around and reset load. Sometimes the OOB switch get corroded or breaks and needs to be replaced in order to clear the fault. Call F/P.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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Fisher and Paykel Washer leaking water

my 4 month old fisher Paykel washer seems to leak in the spin cycle..this just started about a month ago. The repair man was out and said the cause was : not using HE laundry soap. After using the HE soap, leak is still there... Call into repairman to return.. any ideas of what it might be ??

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call fisher paykel they will take care of you chances are the diverter valve is bad they have been having problems with them and make sure your repair people are fisher paykel certified VERY IMPORTANT

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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Where can i download the manual for a fisher & paykel excellence

Where can i download the manual for a fisher & paykel Excellence Model GW712??

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Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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Fisher-Paykel washer pump noise & some water left in tub

Hello, I have a Fisher-Paykel washer. It make a loud noise during different phases of the washing cycle. I took the tub out to see if there was anything blocking the pump inlet, but it was clear. There was about a gallon of water in the bottom. I don't know if this is normal or not. When I put it into the diagnostic mode with the tub out and ran the pump. I put some more water in there. The pump came on, it pumped out the water, when almost all the water was out of it is when it started making the loud noise. This is the same noise it makes when running a load of clothes. I tested the recirculation port to see if that worked ok. It sent out all kinds of water.
The washer seems to work ok other then the loud noise the pump is making. I spun the pump motor by hand to see if it was locking up. I could spin it easy, but it seemed a little rough and loud when spinning it by hand. Mabe it's because I took all of the water out. I checked the line coming out of the pump to see if it was stopped up. It was clear.
What next? Do I shoot it? Thanks for your time, Skip Pico

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Lube the brass bearings on the motor. For some reason the bearing on the bottom nearest to the cooling fan will start to whine. I would guess because it's kicking dust up around the unit. I used a lube that will hold in place. Lube between the bracket that holds the motor together and by the fan. The noise should stop. I also suggest you lube the top bearing as well. The lube I recommend is a Silicone paste type.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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How do I reset my Fisher Washing machine size?

I have replaced the control panel, the motor panel, and the water pump but it still flashes the last wash cycle light and spin cycle light when I press the lid lock and when I press it a second time it turns the machine off.

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To set the size switch, turn the power on at the power point and off at the console. Press and hold
WASH TEMPERATURE UP then press POWER. EcoSmart will give 4 short beeps
and the pattern of LEDs will change.
To lock the size into memory.
 Press SPIN SPEED UP, the SPIN HOLD LED is on for 7.5 / 8.0kg (650mm wide).
 Press POWER to confirm the setting and also exit this mode.

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

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fisher&paykel gw712 washes but wont spin and drain

Hi. My fisher & paykel gw712 fills and washes ok but stops when it comes to rinse. After about 5 minutes it starts beeping and if i hit the start button, the red lid lock light comes on and just stays like that. Any help would be great as the washer is only 3 years old, and they want $125 plus parts for a guy to come out. Thanks

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fischer paykel leaks and just plain died

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer won't drain. A

Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer won't drain. A latex backed rug was washed in it and I think the drain pump is clogged. How to remove drain pump and unclog it?

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Hi There,You could bail out as much water as possible,Then If you lean the machine back against the wall,(with machine unplugged) you could remove the bottom plate (if fitted) and you will see the pump with a fan attached,Try turning the fan back & forth it may loosen the obstruction and you could then pump the water out before removing the pump for a service,A the front of the pump you will see a small plastic locking clip that needs to be held out while you turn the pump anti-clockwise for removel.Note treat everthing to be live on this machine if plugged in.(unplug machine before attemting any procedure) Best Regards.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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