When the Fisher and Paykel washing machine does not spin, it is for various reasons.
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This guide explains several proven fixes to help you troubleshoot your Fisher and Paykel washer when it isn’t spinning.
Fisher and Paykel Washing Machine Not Spinning
Here’s how to fix your Fisher and Paykel washer when it isn’t spinning: First, check the water supply. If the water flow is OK, check the child lock and disable it if it’s enabled. Also, ensure the load is balanced, the door is closed correctly, and the washer timer is not faulty.
Don’t worry. I will explain the above solutions in detail. However, before you proceed, here are some words of caution:
If your Fisher and Paykel washing machine is under warranty, I recommend contacting Fisher and Paykel support and asking for advice. Unfortunately, opening your Fisher and Paykel washer will void its warranty in most cases, so leave it as a last option.
Check Water Supply
Almost all washers not only require a continuous water supply, but they should be at the recommended pressure. If there is an issue with the water supply, your washer won’t spin.
So, ensure that your home water supply is OK. Also, inspect your washer water inlet hose and water inlet valve and make sure they are operative.
Disable Child Lock
The latest Fisher and Paykel washing machines come with a child lock, a safety feature. When the child lock is activated, it prevents the accidental start of the wash cycle.
If the child lock is engaged on your Fisher and Paykel washer, it will be displayed on its display. So, disable the child lock and then try to rerun the wash cycle.
Balance the Load
Another common cause of Fisher and Paykel washing machine not spinning is the uneven load. Remember, each washer has a specific capacity beyond or below which it cannot operate.
It is essential to ensure that load is balanced correctly and the washer is adequately loaded.
So, you can try removing some clothes from your washer and try again. Similarly, if it has only a few items, add more clothes and then try again, if removing does not help.
Check the Door Latch Switch
The door latch on the Fisher and Paykel washing machine is designed to prevent the door from opening during the wash cycle.
If the door is not closed correctly, the washer safety system stops it from operating. When the door is closed, a feedback switch sends a signal to the washer control board. If this switch is faulty, no matter if the door is closed, your Fisher and Paykel washer won’t spin.
The door latch switch is located beneath the control board on Fisher and Paykel washing. So if your washer is under warranty, do not try to test it yourself as it will void its warranty.
Even if your washer warranty period is over, I’d recommend seeking a professional help to test or replace the door latch switch on your Fisher and Paykel washer.
Check the Washer Timer
If your Fisher and Paykel washing machine is automatic or semi-automatic, its functions depend on the timer. The washer controller is programmed as per your set washing cycle instructions.
If the timer on your Fisher and Paykel washer is faulty, it might prevent it from spinning or even starting.
Testing and replacing the washing machine timer is not something I’d recommend doing yourself, so always seek professional help.
When your Fisher and Paykel washing machine is not spinning, try the following solutions to fix it:
- Check water supply
- Disable child lock
- Balance the load
- Check the door latch switch
- Check the washer timer