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We have a GWL15 Ecosmart washer which after having some issues with pumping out water and spinning up has stopped powering up and lighting up after we could smell something electronic smoking. We have opened it up and there is power running through the computer and we checked the 7 leads running out of the computer to the display panel. All 7 leads are hot and we were wondering if this is correct, and then most likely its the display panel that has burned out or if that indicates that the computer itself is shorting.

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  • lazerousz Jun 24, 2009

    Now this problem started with issues spinning out and not draining, could the pump have short circuted the main board, I ask because I want to make sure that if we do purchase a new board that it won't happen again?

  • lazerousz Jun 24, 2009

    Very much so, it helped to confirm what we suspected

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This is a timer issue - and in your case, the timer is part of the main board and not seperately serviceable.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Jun 24, 2009

    Yes - then you will want to check/replace the motor - as it most likely burned a winding to ground causing backfeed to the board.

    From the added weight of spinning while full of water - your motor has undergone extra stress.

    You can check it by removing it and trying to power it up on your workbench without load - or have it re-build/checked at a local repair shop.

    Thanks:D



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