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FIXED GWL11 Fisher & Paykel Washer Spin issue

guido s

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chicago
Model Number
GWL11
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-major brand-
Age
More than 10 years
Having a problem with 15 year old F&P GWL11 washer. First issue I've had. Trying to decide whether it is worth spending money on a washer this old. The symptoms are slow spinning in the spin stage, lack of complete water discharge and a slight electrical smell. I went in the diagnostic mode and got an binary error code of 00100101 (translates to 37) which suggests blocked pump issues. Tipped up the machine and removed the drain pump. It spins freely and didn't find any foreign item or major gunk interfering with it. Can't find any blockage in the drain hose either. Any other ideas other than replacing parts like the drain pump, motor control module. Opinion of how much is with investing in a machine this old?

Thanks
 

rickgburton

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Fisher & Paykel GWL11 Service Manual

Not a popular brand. I've never worked on one but I would give some serious thought into replacing parts on a 15 year old machine, popular or not. See if this helps:
 

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guido s

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thanks for sending. had found that service manual and that was the diagnostic code I referenced. You confirmed where I was leaning. Probably better to just invest in a new washer after 15 years rather than spend $200 on this one and hope that fixes it.
 

guido s

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Decided to buy a new drain pump for $120 and install it myself since that was what the error code and other posts had suggested. Other than a little mess from the water draining out of the bottom when I removed the pump it was very easy and it now is as good as new!
 

guido s

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Works like new. Definitely worth it for me since it clearly was what was broken.
Also was fun fixing it. Pretty simple after watching a few you tube videos.
 
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