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Whirlpool catalyst washing machine won't start, but lights up

After putting clothes, soap, etc in the washer and pushing normal for normal load then hitting start the digital board and lights light up but the water does not start nor the washer. Every now and then if you unplug it and try again it will start normally, but only when it wants to. When it does run it runs fine. It's just trying to guess when it wants to start. Any ideas?
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  • wildcow67 Mar 30, 2008

    Checked all grounding wires, all were tight.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    thin stops nothing happens

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Sounds like the ground wire needs to be tightend

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