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# 208071 25-Jan-2017 17:29
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How do I fix this?



The power button is broken. The tactile switch does not look right to me. Should the PCB flex when trying to push the button.





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  # 1709530 25-Jan-2017 18:02
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So long as the button switch underneath works, you can get a replacement front panel self-adhesive sticker, peel the old one off, clean up the surface and put the new one on.

 

If only the switch is borked, you'll need good soldering skills and a replacement switch (from Jaycar maybe) to solder in to the circuit board, standard procedure is just to replace the control board.

 

If the board is cracked (hence the flexing) - again you'll probably need a new board.

 

 

 

These should be the type of surface mount "micro tactile switch".




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  # 1709998 26-Jan-2017 13:34
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Fred99:

 

So long as the button switch underneath works, you can get a replacement front panel self-adhesive sticker, peel the old one off, clean up the surface and put the new one on.

 

If only the switch is borked, you'll need good soldering skills and a replacement switch (from Jaycar maybe) to solder in to the circuit board, standard procedure is just to replace the control board.

 

If the board is cracked (hence the flexing) - again you'll probably need a new board.

 

 

 

These should be the type of surface mount "micro tactile switch".

 

 

I can't tell if the switch is okay, because each time I try a push it using a ball point pen, the PCB board flexes which tell me a that some sort of 'standoff' is also broken. Also it looks like there should be a piece of plastic (button cap) should exist between the front panel and the switch???

 

Also it does not help that it's not actually washing machine.

 

I think I will have a crack (if am allowed ) at adding an additional switch.

 

 

 

 






 
 
 
 


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  # 1710009 26-Jan-2017 14:04
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F&P have a really good parts department.

 

The display module for your washer should be available here: https://secure.fisherpaykel.com/nz/Catalog/CatalogListing.aspx?CatalogId=004&CatalogDetailId=39&NSM=Y

 

$115 ish for the module. $30 for a new sticker over the top. You can call them with your model# or Serial# and they can look up and tell you exactly what parts you need.

 

I've repaired a couple of F&P appliances (ice maker in a fridge, and handles on a Dishdrawer that a tenant broke) and it is pretty easy, and for most things there are guides on YouTube too.




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  # 1710089 26-Jan-2017 14:48
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trig42:

 

F&P have a really good parts department.

 

The display module for your washer should be available here: https://secure.fisherpaykel.com/nz/Catalog/CatalogListing.aspx?CatalogId=004&CatalogDetailId=39&NSM=Y

 

$115 ish for the module. $30 for a new sticker over the top. You can call them with your model# or Serial# and they can look up and tell you exactly what parts you need.

 

I've repaired a couple of F&P appliances (ice maker in a fridge, and handles on a Dishdrawer that a tenant broke) and it is pretty easy, and for most things there are guides on YouTube too.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. That has given me more information now I can tell what is actually wrong with the button now.  I can now tell that a plastic tab has snapped at some point. It's going to cost $115 + $29.90 to fix it, just because of a bit of plastic broke .

 






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  # 1710166 26-Jan-2017 16:26
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On my old F&P dishwasher (13+years old) the plastic holding the control panel inside the door crumbled (EOL part) so I took it out and made a plastic plate for the board to mount onto.

 

The power button had also been broken, so i de-soldered what was left, then de-soldered the ECO button (never used it) and soldered it to the power position. Worked fine until we finally replaced it.

 

 





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  # 1710563 27-Jan-2017 11:09
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The owner was willing to pay for an engineer to come out and fix it for her. Despite my best efforts, I said that I could 'fix it' myself and saving her half the cost. 






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