Question about Whirlpool LHW0050PQ Front Load Washer
I had the same power button problem and followed the advice above and it worked perfectly. I folded a piece of cardstock around the power button, pushed it in, so it was jammed in the 'on' position. Then removed the cardstock to see if it stuck in position.
Eventually after 3-4 tries I was able to remove the cardstock and the power button stayed in the 'on' position without it. Hopefully this helps anyone else with a similar problem.
Posted on May 30, 2009
This also helped me. Thanks
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
Alright, I fixed my power button problem through sheer dumb luck. This may or may not work for you.
I was trying to find a way to keep the power button depressed and the machine turned on so I took a plastic electrical plug cover you'd use for child proofing your home as the prongs are just the right size and made of soft bendable plastic.
So I jammed one of the prongs into the space between the power button and it's surrounding (I tried the right side of the power button) and pushed the electrical plug cover until it pushed in the power button (the other plastic prong of the plug cover ending up being bent flat with the surface of the washer control panel).
I guess this wiggled my power button back into a position that it's stays on when pressed.
As I said, I totally fluked out fixing my power button by jamming something into it's groove while depressing the power button.
It's been a few days and my power button is working normally.
Hopefully this works for you as well.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
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