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Awm 8900 turns off not getting booted

I've accidently put 380V on my whirlpool awm 8900 and
have now as result a burnt down filter (condensator)
and now it takes the washing machine much time to get
ready for work but before that it turns off. what could
be the problem with? what details should be examined
and replaced? thank you so much in advance
Max, Leipzig

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It appears your timer/main controller and motor controller has failed in this instance. It might have even caused damage to the motor itself.

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