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What is the model number of your unit, please?
Could you please elaborate on the problem you are having?
Ok thank you for the information.
I still need to know what it is that you are having problems with. Is the unit not working at all now, or is it something else?
What no sugar on top? lol
Please check the model number the one provided is not showing as a good number at the F&P site.
Someone needs to shoot murphy one of these days.
Ok from what I can surmise from other sites there is a sensor at the back of the unit that needs to be dried out with a hair dryer. To access the sensor you need to get to the catch pan under the unit and dry it with a towel. Then use the hair dryer to dry out the sensor. It is located at the rear right of the unit.
Please let me know if this doesnt solve your problem.
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Ok Ill get you the manuals from the manufacturer and upload them to a free server for your retrival. Im at lunch right now so I will have to do this after work. See if you can get a magnifying glass and decipher the sticker in the door frame. That is the number I need
Ok Brian Im back (finally) Gotta love ole man Murphy. I get to the jobsite expecting 3 pieces of drywall to repair and end up with better than 8 sections to repair. Not one cut neatly by the blasted plumbers either. Seems the boss added two more sinks without me being told. GRRRRRRR!!! Wait till he gets my bill!
Im going to go to the F&P site and get what they have on your unit, and upload them for you. Take me about maybe an hour max.
I'll post the literature as I get them uploaded
DAMN! I feel like a complete idiot!
I know why I am unable to locate your model on the F&P site. Im in the USA the accounts are based on the town you live in and the zip code. They will not allow me to access the AU or NZ data bases.
Brian I am so sorry for wasting your time. The only model numbers I have access to are US 120 volt units. I can probably find you the US equivalent but that would entail a visual search of the service manuals. No telling how long that would take. But I started this and I will finish it if you wish.
If I do find a unit like yours I can not guarentee that the electronics will be similar due to the voltage diffrences. Please advise if you would like me to proceed with the search.
Some pictures would be great, Brian. I know that it is a single drawer/door model, but thats about it.
Ok here is how you upload them-
At the top of your reply box is a icon that looks like a tree. It is two to the right of the smiley.
Click on the icon. It will bring up a box.
Click on browse. Another box will appear.
Click on browse again in that box.
Navigate to the place in your computer where the picture is. Select it, and then in the second box click on upload.
The second box will disapear.
In the first box click on insert.
This will upload your picture, and you should see it displayed in your reply box.
Repeat the process to upload another picture.
Well Brian your "do" was cancelled and mine was confirmed. My father has been uin the hospital and we (his kids) are all going up there (Salt Lake City area) to have a pow wow and determine his fate. He had a problem with his noodle fixed and it isnt working too well yet. Most likely he will be coming here to live with me, my wife, her mother, and our cat. I am the oldest and the only one that can stay at home and work too.
Soooo How about those pics? The sooner you can post them the better chance I can answer your question before I have to do a disappearing trick.
Sorrty I didnt reply sooner it has been a bit hectic herew in SLC. The hospital doesnt have internet access so I have to wait till I get to my uncles house to get on line and then I have thre kids to compete with.
I appreciate the accept and the nice bonus you have added. Please know that I anm doing what I can to work on your problem. But without decent access it is difficult to say the least. The biggest problem is my uncle only has dialup (Yuck!) downloading trhe pictures takes forever. Ill try and find an internet cafe today to download the pics with.
Back home now with a nice head cold courtisy of the Utah snow. But Im doing ok.
Dad is getting along pretty good all considering. He was opening his eyes and could recognise me and my sisters by name when I left. The brain doc says that is remarkable in his case. Gonna be a long road back to independant living though. Doc says minimum 1 year maybe more. But signs are good.
I was looking over the schematic before I left SLC and it appears to me that the flood switches are also the level switches. The top one in particular. It opens when the level gets up to it and trips the circuitry on the main control board that starts the wash cycle. The other flood control switch is normally open and when it trips it engages the pump motor by bypassing the high voltage neutral loop through the control boards circuitry, thus keeping the unit from flooding. Of course the toy in the plumbing doesnt help matters a bit. The restriction of the check ball would tend to leave water in the unit and then the next cycle has the excess water remaining which can cause the overfill condition. If the flood switch did not engage then the unit floods all over the floor.
The 4mf cap near the wash pump motor is most likely a booster for the motor. It provides a kick in the pants to get the motor spinning. Once the motor is spinning it has enough power to keep going. But it cant start without the extra boost from the cap. Well it might be able to but it would be slow to start.
I hope this explains things for you. If not you just fire away with any other questions you have and Ill answer them. As for the parts list or other tech drawings Im sorry but I cant find anything like that. I checked three parts sites and none have the AU, NZ, or South Seas units listed.
LOL I guess that makes ya'all special.
Ok Brian. Back burner it is. For at least a couple days. I have another project question for someone. He has a old magnito tester that there is no documentation for and Im working up a schematic of the unit and hopefully an instruction manual for oit also. Gonna be a tough nut to crack this one. But I do love a good challenge. Especially when they work out right.
You wouldnt happen to know anything about vintage magnito type distributor testing machines would you?
Here is a pic of the unit
No sorry Brian I am not allowed to translate these type of things. Against the TOS to communicate off site with customers.
This isnt my tester it is a JA customers that came here asking about it. I just thought that you might have seen something like it.
I know I have seen some darn strange contraptions in my days. This is mellow compaired to some. You should see the inventions we came up with when I was working as a Carney Ride Jock for a year. You would be suprised how much ride steel you can move with a couple pry bars and a few bottle jacks. Took us all night to do it but we moved the Super Himalaja ride 30' to satisfy an inspector that said we were too close to a light pole. Didnt do the parks grass a bit of good but we moved her. All 56 tons of her. All without bending one bar of the spider sweeps! I think I have a pic of her somewhere. If I find it Ill post it.