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Whirlpool duet 9400 Washer won't do anything?

Machine has power control lock light light willl operate. Ran fine yesterday. no erro codes displayed Safety switches on door and soap try working.

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  • tazbob Dec 27, 2008

    please help main dial just blinks
    everything lights up

    doeesn`t do anything else

    thanx bob

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Hi.



Please read the Fixya article below explaining how to fix the problems related to control lock on Whirlpool dryers and washers.


The front light lit on my Whirlpool.


Regards.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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    Ginko Feb 26, 2010


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