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Machine doesn't respond at all, I have power all the way to the plugs that connect to the back of the board ( part number 661640 ) I don"t want to replace both boards if I can help. Is there something else to check?

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  • rfk711 Aug 28, 2008

    Machine appears to be dead in the water. No lights or any response at all. Outlet has power though.

  • rcunningham Jan 08, 2009

    Same here power all the way to the control board. Did replacing the control board fix the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Where do I find the pump? Could the line be plugged. I already took off the front panel and don't see it the pump or line. Is it behind the black door on the back?



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Skeet, verify you have 120vac to connector P-16 pins 2 and 4. If you don't have the power, check breaker, outlet, line filter, cord itself. If you do have that power, go to P-1 on the motor control board (left one), you should have 120vac across it's 2 terminals. If not it's probably the main board. back.

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