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My fisher and paykel washing machine won't spin, just came

Customer Question

Hi there, my fisher and paykel washing machine won't spin, just came up with an error. I tried following one the processes asked by someone else but a different set of lights illuminated and I don't know what to do next!
JA: How old is the appliance? Have you gotten error messages before?
Customer: Nope this is the first time
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: If it's something simple
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Whitegoods
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

Does the unit pump out water?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the water pumps out the water then stops and just makes a whirring noise
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

OK do this and tell me what the error code adds up to


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

The 136 fault is 'motor stall error. Often this is a broken wire to the motor or something jammed in the unit. See if the inner tub spins freely by hand, if it does check the wiring to the motor. It could also be a Motor failure or Rotary Position Sensor problem as well. Water damage can cause this fault as well so tip the unit up and visually check the stator for any water damage or signs of brownish fluid leaking. After a visual check for broken wires or water damage, and if your machine is in good condition, you should consider a tech as this is a more complicated repair.

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