The subject says it all. I have a fisher and payekl smartdrive 5.5 top
loader thingo. I lost the lid when i picked it up from where I bought
it from and the lid blew off when i delivered home.
So! I have tried everything - there is literally no hole where the lid
closes that forces a switch... ive tried magnets, thinking it may be
some kind of magnetic mechanism, but still no luck. Any other ideas?
Maybe my magnet isn't strong enough, but hard disk magnets are pretty
missing washing machine lid, need to bypass lock mechanism!
Ummm... ever heard of people buying second hand goods not from a
store? Well, this is one of those cases.
Anyway I think I know what the problem is - I think it has a load
balancing sensor - when moving the washing machine around, it would
start for a bit... I'll put some clothes in it and see what happens.
Something is a little off, anyway. The Fisher Paykel MUST be transported on a
special set of supports to avoid serious damage. When you buy it, they make a
big deal about telling you to keep the supports in case you ever need to move
Yep you're right, I confess, it was stolen.. sheesh.
Anyway I got it going. The lock mechanism was a magnetised one. I Just
needed to place the magnet in the right place and it started. I'm
using a server case as my lid at the moment.
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