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HE3t wont start

The door closes, the panel works, but when I press start, the door doesnt lock and nothing happens.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    same as above

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    There is a little black button that is depressed when the door is closed. I suppose the button closes the system so the washer cannot be stared if the door is ajar. This button had broken off, but we could not tell. $65 part, and all works well.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    i was telling you to spray wd 40 in the latch assembly not the start button some times that frees it then remove the top panel two screws in back and check for a loose wire if that doesnt work take an ohm meter and check the start button for continuity just becauses it pushes dont mean it works

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There is a little black button that is depressed when the door is closed. I suppose this closes the system so the washer won't start if the door is ajar. The button was broken off, but we could not tell. $65 part and all's well

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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Open the top access panel, 3 screws in top rear.
start washer
push up gently on one of the center black wired connectors that connect to the control unit (in back top of washer)
if it starts to work then the relays on the control circuit board need to be re-soldered . a normal reoccurring issue
its rarely the latch

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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