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Whirlpool ghw9150pw1 no power?

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I know this is such a vague issue, but my Whirlpool washer has stopped working completely and it's not even 2 years old yet. The wall socket works, and there is electricity, but I can't get my washer to turn on at all. Before calling someone here, I wanted to know if this issue is even fixable and if it's worth fixing? Or if possible, I can maybe fix it myself? Has anyone had similar problems at all?

I read that it may have to do with a 'lid switch' but what is that and how do I replace it?

Any help would greatly be appreciated!!!

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  • girrl Jun 17, 2008

    Oh wow. Thank you SO much for the detailed instructions. There are no
    lights on whatsoever, but I will try everything you mentioned. I really
    appreciate you taking the time to help!!

  • girrl Jun 17, 2008

    Ok followed all of your directions and not sure what I did, but the control locked light is now on. However, when I hold down the End of Cycle button down for 3 seconds, the light will go off and nothing happens. It'll come back on if I hold down the End of Cycle button down for another 3 seconds.

    At least I got the light to come on?? Anything else I can try?

    Thanks so much...


  • girrl Jun 19, 2008

    Thanks Lumpy! I ordered the CCU today and will try to replace it. I'll post back whether that worked or not.

  • girrl Jun 23, 2008

    Ok on second note. New CCU installed, everything plugged in. The machine did click and saw/heard things moving and doing something. Then I got the --- in the display. I then unplugged it, and plugged it back in...and I'm back to where I was before. :( I hate this machine!!!!! What else can I do now except toss this piece of ****?!

  • girrl Jun 24, 2008

    Thank you for helping! Definitely still appreciate it!

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The drain spin button was accidently pressed for too long, it can lock the display controls. Hold it down for 3 seconds


Thanks .... My dad locked the washer up :() This Fixed my locked out mode ... Kevin.. Glasgow, Ky

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I have had this same problem. Check the ribbon of wires from the front control panel to the CCU. About half way along the ribbon where it sits in the retaining clip, one of the wires is probably broken. Mine was and all I did was to solder a splice in the ribbon and now it works fine and I have a brand new CCU that I have no use for .

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

I'm back! I just replaced my CCU, plugged in my washer and I heard the click and the machine started running. BUT... now that it's stopped, I can't turn it on, on the display, I now see three lines like - - - . I'm so close!!! Do you know what this means and how I can finally get this working?

Thanks Lumpy816!!!!

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Given your model number, it's not going to be a lid switch. Front load washers have door latches instead. However, even a bad door latch should not keep the unit from powering up, only starting a cycle. Do you have any lights on? If the drain spin button was accidently pressed for too long, it can lock the display controls. Hold it down for 3 seconds. Did this change anything? No? Next, unplug the unit. Remove the top of the unit by unscrewing the 3 #20 torx bit screws on the back of the lid and sliding it slightly backwards. It will the lift off. You should see 2 green connectors at the top, rear of the unit. Using a volt or multi-meter, make sure you have 120 volts AC here. If you do, Next check your connections. Make sure all of your wire connections are firmly plugged into the white box in the top, middle, rear of your unit (expecially the white wires that run towards the front of the unit on the left hand side). This is the CCU (or main circuit board) connection to the display circuit board. Plug the unit back in after it has been unplugged for at least 2 1/2 minutes (this can reset a locked up board) If these all check ok, I would suggest getting someone out. To forwarn you most of these boards price out at over a hundered dollars. While you can try swapping out one of the boards on your own to see if it fixes your problem, most companies will not let you return boards once you have purchased them.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Toby Norton Jun 19, 2008

    Unfortunately, that was everything that's availible without test equipment. I would recommend either having a company that warrantys thier work come out or trying the board swap.

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    Toby Norton Jun 24, 2008

    Unfortuneately, that is all that I know of you can do without test equipment. If it were mine, the next step I would take is contacting the manufacture. Explaining the price that it cost and short life that was received, you may be able to convice them for a one time repair or even an extension of your warranty. Next, you could re-open a request for help with the same question. While I, myself am out of ideas that you can try without test equipment, there are many other knowledgeable people on this site who may have another idea. (I mention closing and reopening, because we are not able to send it back out to all of the other techs) Finnally if those both fail, I would recommend calling a well established repair comany that will warranty thier work. I'm sorry, I really wish I could give you something else to try.

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