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No power on washer panel

Stored calypso washer for 2 yrs. while on moving dolly laid it on its back to drain water

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  • golfingshirl Apr 22, 2009

    the water only drained out the drain hose the panel never got wet!

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HI, this control panel may have been seriously damage due to the abnormal water drain. i would check the wire harnesses to make sure they are not corroded on the back of the control circuit board. check the entire wiring harness for worn or lose connector clips and couplers as well.

Remove the pin connetors(wire clips) from the rear of the control circuit board and clean them. reattached the clips the appropriate cooper connectors and do the same with the motor and switches as well.

After this wiring harness inspection, try to run a cycle. if the power is still non existing, this will confirm a control board short/failure and, you will have to replace this device.

Please rate and god bless:)

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Apr 22, 2009

    You should have been more specific with your definition of your problem. Your original statement was unclear and very hard to understand and, you give me an 'inappropriate'. Its hard to understand someones problem when they don't relay it correctly.

    Thanks:(


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