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LG wt4801cw stopped working with 30 minutes left . I unplugged it and now it won't poer on. Do you think it is the control board?

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Lid won't open! Mine too! Wet clothes, waiting for parts, if you remove the sliver back cover, about 16'X16's four Philips screws, look up on the right side of the machine behind the drum, way up there's a solenoid. Mine had a red string! I pulled on it and got my wife to try the lid, it opened! LG says you cannot open it, but that's not true. They just don't want you looking inside the junk machines they sell! Good luck!

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It's possible, but it could be other things. Did you check the service breaker? If it is tripped no power will go to the machine. A tripped breaker would indicate either a breaker that needs replaced, is not of sufficient amperage to run the machine, or even a short in the machine.

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  • Sally Orsini Jan 06, 2013

    Yes, I checked the breaker, it wasn't tripped but I turned it off and on again for good measure. Lamp works in power outlet too.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 06, 2013

    Was there power to the machine before you unplugged? Did it shut down with control panel reading 30 min? I'm not an expert on your machine but 30 min remaining sounds like it must have shut down soon after starting.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 06, 2013

    There is a thermal overload protection circuit in the motor that may have tripped. It should reset itself after motor cools sufficiently. Could take thirty minutes or more. If that is problem it might restart after a time, but will likely trip again. Is it possible it's an extra heavy load?

  • Sally Orsini Jan 06, 2013

    There was power to the machine before i unplugged it. I unplugged it because it was frozen at 30 minutes. So I unplugged it and now it appears there is no power but there is power. I tried unplugging and holding down the start button for 5 seconds and plugging in again with no luck. It's been down for three days. Managed to get the clothes out that we're locked inside. There wasn't a heavy load in at the time. The machine is only 13 months old.:(

  • Sally Orsini Jan 06, 2013

    I am thinking it is control board or display board. When I open the control boad and plug in there is no LED light on.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 06, 2013

    Is the machine in the garage perhaps? Apparently it doesn't like cold temperatures and will not power on when it's too cold.

  • Sally Orsini Jan 07, 2013

    The washer is inside our home. It is not cold.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 07, 2013

    Again, i'm no expert with your machine, but seems if there was any power at all going to the board the LED would be on. Try this, unplug the machine, check the wiring harness and all connections going to the board. Reseat the plastic connectors on the board itself. If you see a green ground wire make sure it's tight and not sitting on rust. Give a tug on any wires that disappear to other parts of the machine. When you are satisfied you've checked them all, plug it back in and see what happens.

  • Jim Lutz Oct 15, 2013

    Sally - What was the resolution - I am going through the same thing

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