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Washer doesnt start

The washer has power but when you hold down the start button it never starts

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    the washer has power but will not start when start button is held down



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Washer doesn’t start
Posted by csak on Apr 22, 2008
The washer has power but when you hold down the start button it never starts
Comment by csak, posted on Apr 22, 2008 The washer has power but will not start when start button is held down

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR WASHER before beginning any service procedure.
Some of the things you should try is to check the power plug to see if the washer is plugged in properly, try holding down the switch or start button to see if it starts, if it does it may have a loose wire on the back side of the washer or it also might have a defective switch and needs replacement. Please check you r owners manual for the trouble shooting items to see if you can self – diagnose the problem or free to contact the manufacturer to see if they can assist you. Not knowing the manufacturer, try going to the website like – Example: or to see if they have any suggestions. Or call the factory authorized dealer who does repairs, and if it is less tan one year it would fall under the factory warranty and maybe it will be covered under the manufacturers warranty, you don’t want to service it yourself if it is covered under the manufacturers warranty, it might void the warranty.
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