Most Widespread Issues on Good Drive Washing Machines

The First Good Drive washing machines by Fisher & Paykel got here out of manufacturing in 1991 and since then we have now skilled eight improved and extra subtle fashions. Though they differ quite a bit, the commonest faults are very comparable. From our lengthy expertise, we will say that just about 80% of them have minor faults, however are nonetheless value repairing. We are going to attempt to cowl all of them.If you happen to discover that yours is completely different, it could be some mixture of few coated.


This fault will be brought on by failure of one of many main electrical elements: motor, pump, rotor positioning sensor, reed change, show panel or one of many water valves. Additionally, trigger will be within the motor controller itself. It may be burned by water associated quick reduce or by energy surge.

On the “section four”( fashions 085, 058, 508, 608, 708) motor controller there’s a mode the place it might probably shut down within the occasion of a transient on the mains. What does this implies is that machine will go in “asleep” mode and the module is not going to restart except the facility is turned off on the wall for at the least 90 seconds.

On the “section 5” (fashions 095-Recent, 059-Pleasure, 509-Excellence, 609, 709) pump is taken into account as part of the facility provide. Whether it is disconnected (thermal reduce out tripped which will be brought on by pump blockage) washer will probably be useless.

Restore of this fault is sort of costly and range between fashions from $100 to $250.

Greatest strategy to forestall it’s to do common cheap service checks of all main elements and empty pockets earlier than wash. If you happen to purchase used washer attempt to organize cleansing, water blasting and sanitizing companies which can free drum and bowl from all grime that may trigger pump blockage.


That is commonest washer downside and in some instances it’s associated to actual technical points and generally to misuse or fallacious set up.

Straightforward to note leaks are from water faucets, inlet hoses, sizzling or chilly water valves, water mixing chamber. Leak from prime finish of the drain hose can also be straightforward to note and regular spot is near the connection to the physique of the machine.

Leaking from the pump is nearly at all times brought on by poorly secured pump bracket; pump’s

diaphragm and pump itself are final causes for the leak. Subsequent doable leak spot is an air bell.

If water degree will not be set correctly and water is crammed over HIGH mark on the agitator, splashing could trigger some “leak”. Over filling could also be brought on by dangerous (soiled or punched) stress pipe. Garments overloading could make similar downside.

Damaged neck ring and broken plastic inside bowl are one other doable causes for leak in addition to an excessive amount of detergent used.

Fixing of leak associated issues shouldn’t(besides broken inside bowl and leak from important seal) be very costly, as much as a $100 most.


Noise will be associated to few completely different sources, a few of them indicating that machine need to be serviced or repaired to keep away from main harm.

If washer may be very noisy throughout spin cycle important seal and bearing are dangerous. This fault must be mounted urgently, in any other case water leak can harm motor and rotor positioning sensor.

Banging sound is often associated to empty hose, inlet hose, mains lead or harness. They’re both unfastened or washer has not been leveled correctly. This cannot trigger another greater downside however may very well be very annoying.

One other banging sound will be brought on by inside and outer bowl hitting machine’s physique.

The rationale for that’s that water someway escaped from two stability rings within the inside bowl. Identical downside will be brought on by overloading or uneven garments association within the bowl.

Pump will be supply of very annoying noise. This noise begins on the start of the spray/deep rinse or spin cycle and lasts till pump empties water. It has been brought on by rusted pump stator (water or humidity harm) or ex middle rotor place. CRC spray will repair the issue short-term and new pump will save machine from dearer faults(burned pump will burn triac on the motor controller).

Additionally cracked or chipped rotor magnets could cause some grinding noise.

To repair noise downside you could count on something between $50 to $350.


First explanation for this fault will be in reed change(lid and off stability change). Damaged change ought to be changed to keep away from motor controller failure.

Water faucets could cause this downside additionally. Water ought to be related and faucets ought to be on.

If delay begin is on, Strat/Pause change is not going to reply.

When Auto Degree has been used machine will resense water degree each time the lid is opened.


This downside is expounded to the pure regulation. Often standpipe top is just too low. Minimal top ought to be 850mm from the ground. Prime of the drain hose ought to be positioned by way of “U” formed hose information no more than 2cm from the highest of the information. If drain hose is pushed too far into the standpipe or drain, washer will empty(siphon) water throughout fill or rinse cycle.

Siphoning will be precipitated additionally by restricted drain hose or partial pump blockage.

Source by Igor Ivanovic

Posted on: November 26, 2018, by :
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