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I've only owned for 2 1/2 years. It was working fine then the next load I put in the machine would not work. No water comes in. I had taken the compartment that you put liquid detergent/bleach in to clean it and then it sounded like something dropped (not sure if related), however after that it was no longer working. I was told by a repairman that it was a computer board and I'm just wanting to know if that could be a possibility.

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There is a little magnet in the detergent pull-out drawer.  I cleaned my compartment and had the same results.  After a lot of problem solving, looking at the schematic of the machine, calling Sears...I finally found a spot where the magnet might possible go - low-and-behold, I put it in and the machine works fine.  The magnet is located on the right-hand side of the compartment.

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It could be the computer board but in most of the cases the reason for your problem are: - A deffective lid switch - A blocked water-inlet line

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