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Joyce Clemens Posted on Jun 06, 2007
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Washer wont turn on

My washer won't operate. It won't come on at all. Panel lights do not light up. Outlet checks fine: another appliance works in this outlet.

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  • Joyce Clemens Jun 12, 2007

    I tried your suggestion. My electric tester tells me that current is flowing through the appliance cord and into the control panel.

    Any other ideas?

  • tweetbird Nov 23, 2007

    push button swithch lights come on nothing else then lights move checked outlet everything whats next

  • apaseorosari Jan 03, 2009

    I have washer ge whse5240 and dont start only click's and that's all i check the power it is fine outlet too

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    LIGHTS ARE DIM AND GETTING 112V AT OUTLET

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Check the plug of your washer, the fuse in your washer's plug also. You start from there......

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Check the outlet by plugging an appliance into the same outlet the washer was plugged into an running the appliance a hair dryer works good for this it will draw some amperage. If it works fine move on.

Control
To check the control remove the top panel and then remove the console to access the wiring to the control. Find the wire feeding the control from the main power cord. If you cannot visually see this refer to the tech sheet or service manual. Connect voltmeter to the 2 wires feeding the control if it is recieving power and it does not respond replace the control
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Check the outlet by plugging an appliance into the same outlet the washer was plugged into an running the appliance a hair dryer works good for this it will draw some amperage. If it works fine move on.

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To check the control remove the top panel and then remove the console to access the wiring to the control. Find the wire feeding the control from the main power cord. If you cannot visually see this refer to the tech sheet or service manual. Connect voltmeter to the 2 wires feeding the control if it is recieving power and it does not respond replace the control
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Check the outlet by plugging an appliance into the same outlet the washer was plugged into an running the appliance a hair dryer works good for this it will draw some amperage. If it works fine move on.

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To check the control remove the top panel and then remove the console to access the wiring to the control. Find the wire feeding the control from the main power cord. If you cannot visually see this refer to the tech sheet or service manual. Connect voltmeter to the 2 wires feeding the control if it is recieving power and it does not respond replace the control.

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Hello anava214
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You said, your washer will not power up . Even the lights on the display panel are not turning on . And you have checked that the power outlet works.

Did you unplug the washer for 5 minutes and then plug it back in?

This can resets the system.

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