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My machine won't start, even though it has power (all lights are on). The start/pause light flashes (regardless of which wash setting is selected). I have checked to make sure no close are in the door and that it is closing securely. Any ideas?

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The Start/Pause button is probably stuck as it is a common issue when the button flashes and the washer does not start when it is pressed. The advice we provide here at Fixya is based on experience and on the information provided by the customer/asker. Please provide further information such as the exact model number of the washer for the accurate troubleshooting and repair advice including the exact replacement part numbers if pert replacement is needed.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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  • bbablin Jun 01, 2010

    My model # is WCVH6260FWW and serial # is ML202371T. So what do you suggest I do to deal with the problem. Do I need to take the machine facing off to see if the button is not activating the washer??

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    Jahn27 Jun 01, 2010

    The washer has a built-in diagnostics that flashes a code when a problem
    is encountered. Indicate the code if there's any. Remove the console and check the user interface for any stuck button especially the Start/Pause button.

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    Jahn27 Jun 01, 2010

    The top cover and the top panel must be removed first before the console can be removed. Remove the 3 screws that attach the top cover then pull the cover rearward. Inserting a putty knife blade into the seam between the cover and the control panel then tapping it lightly rearward makes the removal of the top cover easy. Remove the 3 screws attaching the top panel to the rear of the washer then slide the panel about 1 inch rearward and lift the panel off to remove it.

    Pull the dispenser drawer out until it stops then press down on the locking tab and pull the drawer out completely. Remove the screw from the control panel dispenser recess and the 4 screws that attach the top of the control panel to the control panel cover.

    From inside the cabinet, lift and push forward to release the control panel bottom tab from the front bracket.

    Lift the top edge of the control panel to disengage the 3 tabs that hold the top of the control panel in place then push the control panel towards the left then release the side tab and disconnect the wiring harnesses from the control panel.

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    Jahn27 Jun 01, 2010

    Pull the cycle selector knob off then remove the 4 screws that hold the control board assembly to the control panel then release the 3 tabs at the bottom of the control panel. Remove the control board assembly from the control panel and remove the buttons for inspection.

  • bbablin Jun 03, 2010

    Don't need that fancy of a solution. Just saw that the small switch button that gets depressed when the door is closed had the tip broken off. When I put it back and closed the door it worked.

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jun 03, 2010

    You have to checked the door and made an assurance that is closing tightly. It made me believe it is not an issue with the door switch and suspect a stuck button. Anyway, we are glad the problem is addressed. Thanks for using Fixya.



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