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Washer won't start

We lost power this morning & now the washer won't start. Dryer is on same circuit & works fine. Checked fire to the wall plug & fire is coming into the washer behind the control panel. Doesn't appear to have power coming to lid switch. Any suggestions?

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  • PGV1 Dec 18, 2007

    No power. For no reason at all. Today, the machine has no signs of life. Outlet works, everything else is fine. What the f#$%^#!

  • manuelsalva Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem We lost power and now the washer won't start.
    A already disconnect it from the electrical but the machine do nothing.


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    How do you reset the computer?

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If the machine is digital you have to unplug for 60 sec.and reset computer

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