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WASHER FREEZES UP IN NORMAL MODE

PUT IN NEW MOTOR CIRCUT BOARDS, WORKED GREAT FOR A WEEK NOW IS FROZE UP IN THE NORMAL MODE AND WILL NOT START.

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