Fisher Paykel Washing Machine broken - Help!
My Fisher Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer will not start. Pressing the start button does nothing. No panel lights light up and there is no sound indicating anything happened. I got a hold of the manual (thank you members SB123 & Dadoes) and have done a bit of research and tried a few things already... Still not working. The motor control module (the main brain) has a fuse that is soldered into the circuit board that does not look like it is designed to be removed, and that fuse keeps blowing. The most common reason for this is caused by the pump motor, but that is not the cause in my case. My best guess is that either the rotor position sensor, direct drive motor, water solenoids, display module, or wiring harness have a short in them somewhere, but I am not experienced in troubleshooting electrical problems.
More details: I have replaced the drain pump (Part# 420325P) and the motor control module (Part# Ctr sd11 1) and added the fuse kit as well (Part# 479595F), and the Hot Water Inlet Valve (Part# 420237P - but that is a different problem). Once I got it back together and plugged it in, 2 lights on the control panel lit up, showing error code 9 "Size Switch Error". The "SmartDrive Size Setting Instructions" say to ensure that no LED's are lit before proceeding to the next steps, if so, press the POWER button to turn them off. I pressed the power button as per instructions, the once the LED's were off I followed step number 2 of the instructions: "Press and hold the TEMPERATURE UP button then press the POWER button. The instructions indicate that it should give 4 beeps. There were no beeps. The next step is to press the SPIN SPEED UP button, which I did. Nothing happened. The next step is to press the POWER button, which I did. Nothing. The machine will not power on. I checked the new inline fuse and it has not blown. I unplugged the machine for a few minutes then plugged it back in. Nothing. I verified power at the plug. I double checked that everything was plugged in securely to the main control panel. Everything looks right, but no power... I removed the motor control module from the machine, then took out the circuit board and the fuse is blown.