Fisher Paykel GWL15 vaporlocking
I have a GWL15 purchased in Dec 2008. When trying to wash a load of laundry, my washer constantly "hangs" at the first rinse cycle. The fist rinse led is illuminated and flashing with the warning "beeps". After I redistribute the load and press start/pause the washer will continue but again will repeat the warning sequence again. I also have a suds buildup when opening the lid. I have disconnected the cold water line and manually sprayed down the suds and reconnected the water line to continue. Again to no avail with the same symptoms. If I manually spray enough times, I can get the washer to advance to complete the total cycle eventually. Also, I have reduced the amount of detergent as mentioned in the owners guide. I have also tried running a complete cycle with no detergent and again, to no avail. Having done some research. I determined a fault code 37 was occurring. I removed the pump assembly from the bottom of the washer and found no restrictions or foreign matter and a free moving pump. I also removed the basket from the top side and again found no restrictions in the pump area. I checked the hoses as well and they are clear. The pump seems to operate fine with full flow of water from the drain hose.
I have read that the pump assembly is in the circuit with the control board and a faulty pump will damage the control board if allowed to continue with use.
I am getting tired of baby sitting this washer and look forward to your thoughts.