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Hi my washing machine first would not spin, you had to turn it on as it turns it self off. Now it turns on but as soon as it starts to agigtate it turns power off and cant be turned back on for a few mintues. Any ideas.

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It sounds like there's a problem in the motor controller module or the motor itself. Unplug the machine first for at least 30 minutes to eliminate the possibility of an electronic glitch. If unplugging it doesn't address the issue, disconnect power then raise the console to access the motor controller module. Disconnect the pump and motor harness including the rotor position sensor harness from the motor controller module.

Reconnect power then start the machine. The problem is either of the disconnected parts if the machine doesn't shut itself off. Reconnect them one at a time then restart the machine and you should be able to find which one is causing the machine to shut itself off.

The problem is in the motor controller module if the machine still shuts itself off with the pump/motor and rotor position sensor harnesses. Replacing the module is the only viable solution.

Indicate the exact model number of the machine should you need further assistance. You don't have to rate this solution in order to reply or post additional information.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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    Jahn27 Jan 01, 2011

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