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Washing machine tripped electric, now not working at all...also leaking

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Poss blown control board due to motor,heater,interlock or leak if under warranty call them in. There are too many possibilities to explain them all but alot of the time there are wires that rub on the concrete weight, tilt the machine back and look undernerth near the weight UNPLUG THE MACHINE before working on appliance, if the fault is there you could make good the wires

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