Dec 112012

Changing the Frigidaire Affinity door boot is probably one of the toughest boots to change in my opinion. The rear spring is a real pain in the rear to try and get back on. When these boots first started needing to be changed the manufacture was sending two small tools to help with this job. In the last few months Frigidaire has stopped sending the small tool. I started using small clamps to hold the spring in place. 4 of them work perfectly. Be sure to use the ones that have rubber on the end that way the boot will not be punctured.

I actually remove the top, control, and the front panel to do this repair. It makes sense for me because I can have the unit apart in under 5 minutes and it saves me about 20 trying to fight to get the spring back around the door boot. The top has two screws on it and the control has two on the end caps and three behind the soap dispenser. The front has 5 depending on the serial on top and four on the bottom panel. If the washing machine is on a pedestal you will need to tip the washer back to see the screws on the bottom of the washer that need to be removed to take the front off. Like I said I do this because it gives me more room and saves me time. I do know Technicians that can do this job with leaving the front on but I have not yet masted this nor do I care to. I think I’ve tried twice to do this job with the front on.

I found a video on line that explains this process and will save you much needed time and probably some stress. I hope this Affinity Door Boot article and video link has helped you save some coin. washer repair service

Affinity Washer Door Boot Replacement Video Link

Dec 022012

Fisher Paykel washer error codes are a bit different then most other washing machines. These washers use a numeric system based on the value of the LED. You see each LED on the washer represents a different numeric value. To determine which error code is beeping on your washing machine you need to know the value of each led.

Fisher Paykel washing machine error code 37 is very common and so is washer error code 52. Code 37 is a drain motor issue and 52 is a diverter valve fault.

Each washer has its own auxiliary drain motor that sits to the side of the main stator wash motor.  Also each washer has its own diverter valve that changes the water from draining to recycling. If the error code 37 pops up on the display the drain motor could either be blocked or bad.  You can make a very simple voltage test to determine if he drain motor is getting voltage or you can simply remove the motor and verify no blockage is present.  Removing the drain motor does not require a volt meter to test live voltage on the motor.

The diverter valve uses a small wax motor that has a rod that pushes and pulls the flap open to divert the water.  You an simply test voltage to diverter or remove the diverter or you can put the machine into diagnostics and manually open and close the diverter.

Not sure how to put your Fisher Paykel washer into diagnostics? Not sure what error code your FP washing machine has? We can help! Simply post your question in our Fisher Paykel Repair forum located at the top of this page and we will assist you in determine exactly what is wrong with the FP washer.