F & P MW511 Washing Machine ... Driving me Mad ... Please Help!


We have a Fisher & Paykal MW511 washing machine ... after replacing the motor controller and not resizing it properly ... it now just beeps quickly about 5 times when you turn the power on then does nothing, no lights and no response to button pushing ... help!

Size setting
Action - Reselect the size of Smartdrive by using the SIZE SETTING MODE. Push and hold
the water temp up button, then press the power button to enter SIZE SETTING MODE. Three
LEDs are used to identify size.
The cold water temperature LED identifies 5kg.
The low water level LED identifies 6kg.
The hold spin speed LED identifies 7kg.
If the product has not been setup before all 3 LEDs will be on.
To set the size for 5kg push the wash temp up button then
the power button.
To set the size for 6kg push the water level up button then the power button.
To set the size for 7kg push the spin speed up button then the power button.
This locks the size
into memory. To check the size is set, start a cycle.

Disconnect the washer for few minutes (5min) then connect it again and press cancel, before you start any cycle, good luck

remove the hoses and check for any kind of clogging or restriction in the line there may also be a problem with your fill valves

Having the same problem. Any ideas at all? It's really frustrating.

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mw511 fills with water but cylinder isnt spinnig and when it stops filling nothing happens. However sometimes it will go complete cycle ans a noise can be heard on spin cycle even though it is not spinning. As thoiugh the motor is not engaging with the cylinder
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OK Problem located (without Diagnostics) , the problem was a faulty START/PAUSE button. I took the display board apart and fiddled with the button (whilst the power was UNPLUGGED) Starts almost every time, when it does`nt fiddle some more.

Hi there
That fault is the pump blocked error (no change in water level).
i have a quick and easy way to solve this problem.

first turn the machine off then tilt the machine back and lean it on something(a chair or wall), look underneath, in the top right hand corner of the plastic outer boul you will see a small pump motor it has a fan on it spin this fan and if it is hard to turn that means there is somthing stuck in the drain pump keep turning the fan and try to free whatever is stuck in the pump, then try the machine on spin again all goin well the object in the pump should come out with the drain water(doing this will not harm the machine) if the object is still stuck you will need to get the water out of the machine (bailing or siphioning will work) and tilt the machine back again and take the wires off the pump and there should be a white tab on the boul holding the pump on pull this tab and twist the pump anticlockwise about a quarter turn(you will need a few towels or a boul or bucket to catch the water) and it should come off exposing the blockage.
Hope this solves your Problem.

Nick


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