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Whirlpool Calypso Problems

I have a Whirlpool Calypso approximately a yr to year and a half old and have no power. I've tried unplugging/ and waiting / different outlet, the door opens and I hear a click assuming the lid switch is O.K. Any help would be wonderful

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  • bjooones Dec 25, 2007

    No power to control panel. Are there any fuses inside? I can troubleshoot electronics and circuits but havent yet.

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Make sure the outlet has power, if it does then you have a control board issue or possible wiring problem inspect/test control board input voltages

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