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Whirlpool Calypso washer (model #gvw9959kl2) selector buttons

I just had the repairman out to unplug the pump and now all of the control buttons seem to be locked.  Everything is lit up across the middle setting and 42 minutes shows in the display window but nothing i push will change the settings and the start button does nothing.  When i unplug the unit and plug it back in everything is dark until i hit any button.  Then everything lights up across the middle again and the 42 is in the window.  Does this machine have a reset of some kind?  It looks like i tilted my pinball machine.

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Re: Whirlpool Calypso washer (model #gvw9959kl2) selector...

Afraid to say that there is no reset on these washers, and the problem is probably the touch pad board in the console has gone bad.  Usually not a cheap repair.  The part is usually between $200.00 and $350.00 depending on what part of the country you live in.  Hope this helps you, but that sure seems to be the problem.  Let me know if you need further information.  Good Luck!!!!!!    Jim

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