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Whirlpool LHW0050P won't fill water or spin

I set the spin cycle speed and I choose the cycle type, then push the start button but the machine never fills with water. The Status lights seem to be moving along like the machine is working properly, but it isn't doing anything. After about 20-25 minutes I check the status lights, and the it almost seems like all the lights are glowing, but the "DONE" light is glowing the brightest, so it seems like it's going through the wash cycle, but it never fills with water, and it never spins either; it doesn't make any noise either.

Can someone please assist me.

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  • bouchigo Jan 31, 2008

    Well, I found a troubleshooting manual for this washer, but I can't remember at what website. Anyway, I followed the instructions which told me to push and hold the "Prewash" button in and then push the start button. All the LED's turned on as they should. It then is supposed to go through a pre-check test and if everything tests out fine, the "Prewash" LED should turn of, and the other LED's remain lit. When I did the test, the "Prewash" LED never turned off. According to the manual, either the Door Lock Switch, Pressure Switch or the Thermistor have gone bad. I tested them as the manual instructed, but they all tested good. The manual also states that if everything tests out fine, then replace the control module. So, it seems like the control module is the one that needs to be replaced because there is no voltage going out to the door lock switch, so the switch is never engages.

    Does anyone know by any chance how much voltage should be going out to the switch from the control module?

    Oh, this is where I got the manual from, it's pretty big, about 44MB:$FILE/WPWASHER1.pdf

  • bouchigo Jan 31, 2008

    The full website wasn't posted, here it is again:

    website for manual

  • bouchigo Feb 02, 2008

    By control board do you mean the "electronic control module"? I checked the price on them, and they are pretty high ($400). I am almost tempted to just buy a new washer since I read a lot of posts on this particular washer being very problematic.

  • bouchigo Nov 22, 2008

    I got it fixed already. I thought I had come back here and let you guys know, but I forgot. It turns out it was the latching switch that locks the door in place one closed. The switch was not engaging. There was a redesigend switch, instead of replacing the whole door. Once I installed it, it worked fine, and it's been working ever since.

    Thank you all.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Status light and pilot stays on only about 2 hours



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I had the same issue with mine, no spinning and occasionally it did not want to start. I did multiple tests on the machine, following all notes/solution from this Web site but it was still not working properly. I was at the point to buy a new "electronic control module".
I decided to remove "electronic control module" and do quick visual inspection before ordering a new one.
I find out that the board was full of little (microscopic) lead (plumb). I cleaned it with a toothbrush and ALCOHOL on both side, re-installed it and since then the machine worked find... Finally after a year I have a working machine.
I think you should test this solution before spending $400 on a new "electronic control module".
Let others know if it work on your side too.

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