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The speed control does not works, it runs in lower speed always.

I move the controls speed to the lowest and faster speed but it only moves always in low speed..what is the solution?

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  • Ron Wapinski Jun 02, 2013

    Did anyone get an answer to this question? If so, please email me at thewapper@yahoo.com. Thank you, Ron Wapinski

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208212369.pdf

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