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I have a Whirlpool front loader washer, Mod# GHW9100LW1. When I select the wash cycle, the light blinks and when I press the hold to start button, nothing happens. What's wrong?

The control locked is not on and I believe the door switch is functioning correctly.

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    Adrian Oliveira Apr 23, 2015

    MACHINE LITES TURN ON, CYCLE LITE BLINKS WHILE ALL OTHERS APPEAR NORMAL. DOOR IS CLOSED. WHEN WE PUSH THE START BUTTON, NOTHING HAPPENS REGARDLESS OF CYCLE SELECTED. WE DO NOT HEAR THE DOOR LOCK ENGAGE. machine wont run the dia test, cycle light just flashes in every location ie: heavy-light-whites-rinse etc.

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Bad switch would be my guess .

Posted on May 05, 2015

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First of all, does the washer make a distinctive "click" when you push the START button? This is an indication that your door latch is locking (or at least making an attempt to lock). Normally, however, the display would have an "fdl" fault code indicating a door lock failure if it were bad. I have seen the latch go bad and not register a fault code, though. You can perform this simple diagnostic test to see if any fault codes register: 1. Select DRAIN/SPIN 2. Under SPIN SPEED select NO SPIN 3. Then, under OPTIONS push the PREWASH button 4 times. You should hear the door latch click then "C00" will show on the display. The washer will begin a series of tests (C01...C05 - depending on options and model) by testing the hot and cold fill valves, the various dispenser compartments, followed by tumble, drain and spin. If there is something wrong the diagnostic test will abort and a fault code will be displayed. The washer usually beeps when it displays a fault code. If you attempt to perform the diagnostic and the display momentarily flashes after you press the PREWASH button the fourth time and goes out, this can also be a symptom of bad door latch. You need to perform these simple steps first in order to further diagnose. Let me know what you come up with.

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SOURCE: control lock light

someone has enable the child lock feature. One of the buttons should say hold 3 secs for control lock under its normal function description. Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite won't start

First of all, make sure haven't inadvertently locked your control panel. Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds to see if it clears. How long did you unplug the washer for? The manufacturer recommends unplugging the washer for at least 30 minutes to reset the computer. Try this first and let me know what you have. It could be you only have a minor glitch.

If these preliminary checks prove unsuccessful, you may have a control panel problem. Do you have any error codes deisplayed? Please reply and let me know what you have.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool 9400 Front Loader Washer Control Button Locked

find button with lock emblem beside it hold 3-5 secs

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer: door locking problem

http://www.instructables.com/id/GE-Adora-Lint-Filter-Cleanout/?download=pdf

Had the same problem, this fixed it!

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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