Fisher Paykel GWL15
Here's my dilemma. I have a 5 year old FP GWL15 washing machine. A few months ago it started beeping and stopping after the initial fill. I'd have to power down the machine and then restart it to get it to complete the wash. After months of dealing with this I decided to try to fix it. I scoured the internet and read many postings here on other sites (many of which were written by Dadoes who seems to know this machine inside and out). I ran through many of the diagnostics and this is what I've found. I hope someone here can help. Here are the issues...
1 - Diverter valve error - Put the machine in diagnostic mode and read error code 51. Makes sense that the diverter is not working and the machine can't fill to the required amount of water to wash. I purchased a new diverter and installed. No love. After replacing the diverter it has gotten worse. The machine now simply fills for a few minutes, then the pump fires up and drains all the water. It seems as if any water that goes into the tub gets immediately drained out. Now it seems like the diverter has failed completely.
I checked the voltage to the diverter and am only getting readings of 16-20 volts (16 when I touch the actual prongs of the diverter, 20 when I touch the back of the orange wires - I may have this backwards). Resistance to the original diverter is 2.5 kOhms (high side of spec according to previous posts). The new diverter is 1.7kOhms.
My thought is that the control panel is no good, but I can't figure out why. I took it out and checked the fuses and both have continuity. Regardless, I believe the control module is bad. Based on the cost I wanted to reach out and get a second opinion before buying a new one (also, since it's Labor Day weekend we may just go out and buy a new machine if I can't get this fixed ASAP.)
Any suggestions on next steps?
I should note, that there was a noticeable change after the first time I tipped the machine over to change the diverter. Prior to doing so, I could stop and restart the machine and get a load washed. After changing the diverter I can't. It simply drains when I believe it should be recirculating. I also noted a small amount of water in the control panel housing (not the brown box that hold the circuit board, but rather the white molded compartment below the display. I believe this to be from unhooking the water supply and a small amount of water shooting out of the lines which had pressure built up even though the water was turned off.) I think a ground wire was touching a wet part of the enclosed instruction manual.
I ran through all 16 levels of diagnostics but don't have a reference for anything other than level three (the error code of 51 as mentioned above). Does anyone have documentation to decipher these? This is what I have read.
Level 0 = xxxxx1x1 = 5
Level 1 = all lights illuminated
Level 2 = xxx11xxx = 24
Level 3 = xx11xx11 = 51 (diverter)
Level 4 = No lights illuminated
Level 5 = x1xxxxxx = 64
Level 6 = xxxxx11x = 6
Level 7 = All lights illuminated
Level 8 = xxx1xx11 = 19
Level 9 = x1xxxx1x = 66
Level 10 = xxxxx11x = 6
Level 11 = No lights illuminated
Level 12 = Spin light flickers (concerning)
Level 13 = xxxx1xxx = 9
Level 14 = xx1x1xx1 = 41
Level 15 = No lights illuminated
Thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated before I have to go out and spend $600-800 on a new washer.