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No power to machine - there is power to the plug

There is confirmed power to the plug. No power at the control panel.
Is this definitive the Control Panel or some other problem?

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  • Kevin Carlson Apr 09, 2009

    this was right on, i found that vibrations had worn through the power feed to the control panel. I was able to reestablish the connection and problem solved.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem and will check the cord that comes from whetever connection it comes from and goes to the control panel, because the back of the control panel looks fine and there is power to the outlet.



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I suggest that you unplug the power cord and gain access to the control panel and check all connectors to make sure they are properly connected to their appropriate mating connection. If they are Ok..then you may have a fuse blown. Hope this helps..
If you decide to diagnose the problem yourself, I suggest you unplug the washer before making your checks..
Good Luck

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • Kevin Carlson Jan 04, 2011

    I have found twice with this machine that the wiring harness was compromised by rubbing caused when the machine is tumbling for spinning. I have since added a protective sheath around the wiring harness where the rubbing occurred. A real design flaw in my mind.



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