Seeking motor controller for F&P MW512 washing machine
March 29, 2007 5:28 PM Subscribe
Please help me find a second-hand motor controller for my Fisher & Paykel Smartdrive MW512 washing machine.
posted by flabdablet to technology (5 answers total)
I was very proud of my homebrew extended cold water supply hose, but the hose clamp on the machine end failed after about a year, accurately injecting a few litres of water into my Smartdrive MW512's electronic innards before popping off entirely and flooding the laundry floor.
I didn't realize that the electronics had been doused until I replaced the hose a day later and the machine failed to start; it had been plugged in all that time. Now the motor controller smells bad, the PCB features a very artistic pattern of burnt and corroded tracks, and assorted components have been so badly corroded that they snap off when gently brushed clean. Sigh.
I've disassembled, dried and reassembled the also-drenched front-panel board, but I think the motor controller has gone to God. Burnt trackwork aside, the PCB has an assortment of high-voltage electronics and proprietary microcontroller parts, and I have no faith that their magic smokes have remained unmixed.
Can anybody help me track down a replacement motor controller for less than the AU$160 RRP I've been quoted by Fisher & Paykel Customer Care? Second-hand is fine. I'm in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
The motor controller has a big yellow sticker that reads