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No power to machine - there is power to the plug

There is confirmed power to the plug. No power at the control panel. Is this definitive the Control Panel or some other problem? Machine will not power on, no lights, nothing. There is power to the outlet. Machine worked fine yesterday.

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  • Jason May 11, 2010

    You would need to check the power input at the control panel and see if you are getting the proper voltage at that point.

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    mochaman1973 Apr 06, 2014

    i agree. the board may have a short (check to see if there is a fuse there). i

  • mochaman1973
    mochaman1973 Apr 06, 2014

    of course, check to see if your power cord has a fray in it (these machines spin at high speed and sometimes, pending how they are installed, can shake something loose)



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I had the same thing happen. I took the top off and realized that the power cord from the factory went out the back.....back in an opening.....across the back but on the inside and out another opening. The part crossing the back on the inside was near the motor and belt and was cut through the hot wire and ground. Someone has to be an idiot to run the wire in the design on the inside.

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I suggest that you unplug the power cord and gain access to the control panel and check all connectors to make sure they are properly connected to their appropriate mating connection. If they are Ok..then you may have a fuse blown. Hope this helps..
If you decide to diagnose the problem yourself, I suggest you unplug the washer before making your checks..
Good Luck

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