Author Topic: 6th sense AWM 8143 6kg Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!  (Read 12050 times)

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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 07:41:55 PM »
Works lovely thanks.
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 07:48:45 PM »
Works lovely thanks.

Cool, cute photo too. :)

Thanks for giving it a try.
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 08:18:53 PM »
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2008, 09:05:27 PM »
Thanks guys. I got the manual and looked through it.

Had a go at the diagnostics in case it was something else.
It wouldn't go past step 5. It's meant to automatically advance, but it didn't. I tried reducing the temp to 20 as it states but it still just kept filling and draining with the drum rhythm going 10secs on 6 off.

Tried to run a wash again and it started filling and drum was turning but after 5 secs the error came up again and all the water drained out.

So doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the draining. I've got the hose just sitting in the sink so I could see water came out ok.

Does this mean the pressure switch has got wet? Would make sense as the original problem was water pouring out the soap dispenser.
Where is the pressure switch?
Is this something I can do myself or should I call an expert like yourselves?

Such a pain!

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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2008, 09:21:11 PM »
you have the hose sitting in the sink?
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2008, 09:34:59 PM »
I have it leading into the sink. There is a hole next to the sink where it normally goes in and flows out but I pulled it out (not locked in, just sits in there) and put the end in the laundry sink so I could see the water flowing more easily to check it wasn't blocked.]

Why???????
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2008, 10:37:42 PM »
Fixed!! Maybe.....?

I noticed when I tipped the machine a bit that water was coming out of the base. I read something about an overflow switch being triggered if it has overflowed.
So I lay the machine against the wall face down and let it drain out for 10 minutes.

Voila! Wash cycle on as I speak. I also read somewhere about adding a cup of milk to an empty cycle to help disperse the soap build up (original problem) so that's the wash I've got on now.

Fingers crossed it goes all the way through!

Thanks heaps for your support guys. You gave me the confidence to try it for myself. If I ever have any other problems with it or my other appliances, this is my first port of call!

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milk in the washer
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 05:43:23 AM »
Glad you got the machine going, but I'd sure like to know where you read all this stuff about adding milk to the washer in order to dispel soap buildup. Was this in the manual as well?
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 07:57:30 AM »
Actually that advice came from a repair guy in Melbourne (1000km from me in Sydney) who answered my plea on Yahoo! Answers.
He suggested the tipping thing and adding the milk.
He said a cup of milk would help lift any soap stuck inside so it could be drained out.

What's your thoughts on the milk!? I imagine everyone has their own quirky things they do that they have gathered from experience.

He has been servicing machines for 20+ years in the Jail system! Interesting work. Bet he finds all sorts clogging those machines.

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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2008, 08:18:51 AM »
You have helped me out a bunch and given me some ideas to mull over. Glad you got it going.
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