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Smelled like burning plastic

Ran washer it stop and smelled like it was burning. Can you check and how do you check the circuit board

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Re: Smelled like burning plastic

I did this and will take it in today

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Re: Smelled like burning plastic

Ron, is this a dishwasher or clothes washer? If a dishwasher, check the wire nuts in the junction box. If there isn't a melted wire nut from a loose connection. Then you have to pull the outer door panel, then you can pull the control panel assy. This will require a t20 torx bit.

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shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or suspended, for any reason
Repair/Replace as Your Exclusive Remedy: During this warranty

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