Author Topic: 6th sense AWM 8143 6kg Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!  (Read 10678 times)

Offline Neeky

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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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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2008, 08:36:25 AM »
So JW, should I donate beers or to the site?
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2008, 08:58:19 AM »
That is entirely up to you. Do what you think is best
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milk, etc.
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2008, 01:28:56 PM »
If you could see what is actually down in there, I doubt you would want to make a milkshake out of the thing. Detergent and residuals will not be affected by a relatively weak form of lactic acid, but you might get a pint of some brownish colored butter out the drain hose :)

I guess someone in prison with no access to real chemicals would have to make do. In the free world, we use products like Affresh and Washer Magic to break down the buildups, depending on what they are. (JW doesn't need any more beer money this month...he's made his quota.)
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2008, 04:47:23 PM »
Glad to see you got is going :banana: :cheers: :banana:
« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 04:54:08 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2008, 05:00:21 PM »
Nooooooooo he wasn't IN prison! He had contracts with the jails to fix their machines when they went on the blink. ha ha ha
 :2funny:

Well it doesn't seem to have done any damage!

I was lucky fixing this because our machine is so new there was no gunk ANYWHERE. All water was clear or white and there was no mould or build up in the drawer or filter. The thing has probably done less than 50 loads in it's life.

By the time I finish with it this week catching up on all my washing, it will have another 50 racked up!

I'll donate to the site then.

My brother is trying to fix an old washing machine that keeps getting caught up with gunk in the filter after every wash so the clothes have black flakes all over them.

He needs to take the centre spindle out of a Hitachi top loader to have a good look at things. Any ideas on how to take the spindle out and what it could be?

Should I post this as a new topic?
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2008, 05:13:56 PM »
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Should I post this as a new topic?

Yes, with a model number too.

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Is there a Hitachi forum here?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2008, 05:17:22 PM »
Neeky, you are presenting a challenge that so far might go un-answered. We're a North American bunch with familiarity on specific brands.  You can always try having your brother or whoever is working on the machine to post a new separate topic in hopes that a technician with European and Asian product knowledge might respond....  Kind of like asking a Chevrolet mechanic about a Porsche.
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »
Neeky, you are presenting a challenge that so far might go un-answered. We're a North American bunch with familiarity on specific products.  You can always try having your brother or whoever is working on the machine to post a new separate topic in hopes that a technician with European and Asian product knowledge might respond.Kind of like asking a Chevrolet mechanic about a Porsche.

Yes it might go un-answered, but please do start a new topic and ask.

This is the internet and you never know who might come along to help. :)

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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2008, 05:31:21 PM »
 :D

Yeah I know. He's gonna take a pic of it and see if anyone knows. He's sure it's just a catch or something easy to release it but it has him dumbfounded. That's what you get for 6 years at university doing mechnical engineering.

Chevy and Porsche aren't that much different. One's just back-to-front!
Porsche break down a LOT LESS than your chevys.
And a Porsche has never had Chuck Norris's butt parked in it.

I'm a porsche fan  ;D
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2008, 05:37:01 PM »
Photos would be great Neeky,

He can post it here in this board.

I would love to get other appliance repair technicians from around the world on our team here at ApplianceJunk.com

There's more to the world then the USA. :)

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