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Whirlpool calypso no control panel lights or function, replaced machine control board four months ago for same problem. Gone bad already?

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Yes, this particular brand is notorious for this. the actual control boards were reconfigured to no avail.

Unfortunately, you will need to replace this failed control once more.

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Code CE

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