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Given to us by a friend, rarely used and a new model but no warranty.
I've looked on the web for this error and done everything it says to do but still the error comes up.
When I press start, water starts coming in but after 10 seconds it shuts off and the lights start flashing and the display says F09 (which incidently is NOT listed under errors in the handbook).
Initial problem happened when my husband accidently put soap flakes in the dispenser drawer and water starting gushing out of the drawer as it had clogged and the water couldn't flow in to the drum. I removed all the soap build up (must have accumulated over a bit of time from other soaps as well), poured some hot water in to remove any unreachable soap and started the machine again. This is when the error started.
Hate to have to call a repair person as I'm sure it something so simple.

My filter is behind a round flap at the bottom right of the machine. I have opened this, let the water drain and checked for any debris - none. Reached in (unplugged of course) and felt around and nothing was there. Replaced filter and put 500ml water in the soap dispenser (as per manual instructions for checking the filter).

Behind the kick panel (prises off, no screws) is the residual water hose that sticks out and has a cap on the end.
Should I be checking this?

How do I check for drain pump failure, inlet valve shut off and the pressure switch? These are things other websites have suggested for the F09 error but they don't explain what it means or how to do it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: April 25, 2008, 07:41:02 PM by AJ »
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 09:59:34 AM »
"Here's one for you."
 
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 03:53:45 PM »
Thanks reggie, I told neeky somebody would come through!!
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 04:24:56 PM »
Neeky,

You from Australia?


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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 05:05:14 PM »
Yay! Thanks guys.  :)
I haven't had a chance to look through but will do asap before my clothes start walking out of the laundry in protest.

Yes I'm Aussie ......why? Will the manual be in bigger font with all the big words explained for me? ha ha ha
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Manual differences
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 05:13:09 PM »
The Aussie version: No words, just pictures :)
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 05:18:38 PM »
No worrys mate
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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 05:33:11 PM »
Quote
Yes I'm Aussie ......why? Will the manual be in bigger font with all the big words explained for me? ha ha ha

 :2funny:

Good one, but no I was just wondering.

Think it's cool how the internet can bring people together from around the world. :)

Always thought it would be great to visit with other appliance technicians from around the world and swap stories.


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Re: Error F09 - here's a challenge for you!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 05:43:12 PM »
Things aren't much different  in Australia. Except of course our spin cycles run the opposite way.




 :2funny:


We probably use our dryers less because of the sun though. Well *we* should..... :embarassed:


You could come over and organise washing machine races. You know, with the old ones that walk around the laundry. Get some really long extenstion leads, mark a finish line and GO!

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 05:47:01 PM »
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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 »
AWM 8143.pdf

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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!

Thanks again guys.
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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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« 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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