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No frontpanel lights

Had a repairman work 3 days on my kenmore elite. he change two control units and still would not work. I fount the soultuion here. The little nub contact for the door lock was broke. he replaced and works. month later now we have no front panel lights. For a while I could puch DELAY several times and then express wash and it would work. Once I unplugged it for several minutes that seemed to reset all features. Started the no lights again and nothing seems to work. No error codes.

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    Our Kenmore elite HE3 got wet inside when something that looked water sensor device broke and sprung a water outpour that got the entire inside wet. We fixed it, but now the washer does not light up or start. I plugged and unplugged it but still wont light up.wonder if anyone can help.

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    HELLO MY HT3 WASHER WATER INLET BROKE REPAIRED NOW NO LIGHTS ON PANEL AND DOOR WONT OPEN.

  • Toby Norton
    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    Have you opened the lid to make sure all of the copnnections are in solid on your main board ( the white box up top). Does it work if you push on the top of this white box?

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We have not heard back on this in about a week. I'm presuming It's been repaired?

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