fisher paykel 1wl16

minors5August 30, 2011

Hi, I'm looking for dadoes as he seems to be the expert and from his previous messages I have been able to fix my washing machine many times! I have no power to my washing machine and have checked previous emailers and it seems to be an oob switch or my main controller board. I have taken the whole console apart and do not see a oob switch so am presuming this machine does not come with one. Do I really need to replace the whole main board or is there something I can fix. I'm sure that my machine was unbalanced or may have splashed water as I was washing an odd large thing. I see a tube with a blue wire clamped to the board. The wire inside the tube does not seemed to be attached to anything does it work by air pressure or something(could this be my problem)?

Thank you for your time, I hope you can help me before the repairman comes tomorrow.

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IWL16 is a Phase 7 machine, which does not have an OOB switch. It uses "bump detection software" that does not involve a physical switch. The tube on the board is for the water level pressure sensor and has nothing to do with the machine being dead. The other end of it connects to a small air dome on side of the tub. The wire inside doesn't connect to anything, presumably it's to add stability and help prevent the tube from kinking at the board end.

A dead machine can only be caused by a bad controller board, or possibly the display board but that's rare). Have you examined the pump for evidence of leaking? Pumps leaking/wet over a period of time are the primary cause of a zapped board. There's typically a fuse on the board that blows. It's soldered to the board and not intended to be replaced separately because the premise is that if the fuse blew then some other electronic components on the board were probably damaged. However, I've had contact with a couple DIYers who did replace the fuse, one successful and one apparently did have further trouble with the board.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 2:45PM
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