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Author Topic: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11  (Read 3003 times)

Offline Adohrn

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Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« on: February 14, 2016, 03:49:28 PM »

So the drain pump is the problem not the hoses next to it.  Its been leaking for a bit so there are water stains.  See pics.  Pump still works (no blown fuses), and I can't find any cracks in the housing or damage to the rubber seal.   So is it common to have the drive shaft to the impeller develop a leak?   Could it just the seating of the gasket to the drain pump in which case I would think a little gasket seal would work?  Or am I just asking for trouble doing that.  When I tipped the washer on its side I had a lot of extra water came out  if that helps with the diagnose.  Unfortunately could not figure out if it was from the gasket or the impeller shaft though.  Motors is wet now so just spinning my wheels, and wondering if I should just order a new pump at $100.  Any help would definitely be appreciated.

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 07:30:52 PM »
If the pump leaks I would replace the pump and not try to repair it.

Offline andyf80

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 07:46:07 PM »
+1. I'll spend $100 so I can sleep better at night.

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 08:07:02 PM »
urhh... afraid that was going to be the answer.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 09:51:05 PM »
Dont us the washer until you replace pump and install fuse kit that comes with it. Very common for pump to short back to board and fry it.

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 11:05:15 PM »
Will do.  It never shorted so is it still necessary to install new fuse kit?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2016, 11:05:58 PM by Adohrn »

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 11:06:07 PM »
Ditto Deekin. I've seen it many times. A pump is a lot cheaper than a control board.

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Re: Leaking Drain Pump on a Fisher and Paykel GWL11
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 03:45:11 PM »
Read up on it.  Yep the fuse does need to be replaced.   Its a newer updated motor so old fuse has to go.   Thanks for the help again.