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You can first try unplugging it for 30 minutes to reset the machine. If that doesn't help then you would need a volt/ohm meter to check the control panel assembly(These can be bought at any electrical store such as Radio Shack). The tech. data sheet is located in the very bottom behind the lower front access panel on the unit.

To remove the lower access panel:
You first remove the 3 bottom torx screws on the very front bottom of your washer next to the floor, then Remove the toe panel by lifting slightly and pulling forward.

You can buy a new control Panel from Repair Clinic at no risk as if the part doesn't fix the problem, send it back. Let me know how this turns out.


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