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Whirlpool Duet Washer 'Control Locked'


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#1 miyamoto_mu

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:52 AM

Sumimasen Sensei,

OK...so we wander over to the laundry room and find the 6 month old Whirlpool Duet front loading washer with the 'control locked' light on and all controls are...yes locked.

I tried the following to know avail; end cycle button depressed, powered off for 15+ minutes, control funcitons...nothing seems to work at this time...reccomendations please.

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:12 AM

What's the model number on your washer?

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:47 AM

Model number GHW9150PW

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:56 AM

Try putting the machine into diagnostic mode.  If it won't enter diagnostic mode, then you need to replace the main control board.

DIAGNOSTIC TEST

[align=left]The washer must be empty and the control must be in the
OFF[/align]
[align=left]state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.[/align]

[align=left]Starting the Test Mode[/align]

[align=left]■
Close the door.[/align]
[align=left]■
Push CONTROL/ON (if present on this model).[/align]
[align=left]■
Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.[/align]
[align=left]■
Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SPEED touch-pad.[/align]
[align=left]■
Push PREWASH OPTION four times within five seconds. (If[/align]
[align=left]PREWASH OPTION
is not present on this model, press EXTRA[/align]
[align=left]RINSE
four times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the[/align]
[align=left]display.[/align]
[align=left]If the Starting procedure fails, push the
PAUSE/CANCEL touch-pad,[/align]
[align=left]then repeat the starting procedure.[/align]

[align=left]Test Program Control[/align]

[align=left]In order to advance to the next step of the test procedure, push[/align]

[align=left]PREWASH OPTION
touch-pad two times. If PREWASH OPTION is not[/align]
[align=left]present on this model, press
EXTRA RINSE two times.[/align]
[align=left] [/align]
[align=left] [/align]

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:47 AM

Omedeto Gaoziamasu...Arigato Gozaimashta...

Success...as soon as I emptied the clothes, then turned to drain the lock light went out...all cycled properly and now we are contendely washing away...

The question remains for the post mortem...why?  Why did this occur?  Was this a condition of use...or was it a matter of a prgramming 'glitch'...

 

Regards and thanks again!


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:10 AM

Probably noise on the power line (voltage surges, swells, transients, and spikes).  This plays hell with the microcomputer in your washer. 

Most manufacturers have chosen to ignore Samurai's 3rd Law of Appliance Repair, "Electronics and wet appliances do not mix."  So, we must learn to compensate for their ignorant hubris.

Just like your home computer should be plugged into a surge suppressor/noise filter, the computer in your washer is subject to the same pitfalls and requires the same protection.  $50 will get you a excellent surge and noise suppression. 

 


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:08 AM

$50.00 will also get us a few cases of beer!!!
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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:21 AM

Hey, kdog, when I was backpacking in Banff a couple years ago we drank the snot of this beer up there, Kokanee beer. Damn, that is good stuff! If they ever start distributing it in Quebec, I'd make a run up to Frogtown just to buy some! Better yet, they awwat start distributing down here in Yankeeland.

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:14 AM

it's funny you mention kokanee, when i wore a younger mans clothes,and kokanee was brewed in the kootenay mountains in b.c. by a small independant brewery, using only water from the "kokanee glacier"; we would pile as many people that we could layer into the back of the Z-28, and make the 3 1/2 hour trip through the rocky mountains,just to obtain our trunkfull of kokanee beer- the flavor of the beer was really that unique. here in canada, beer companies(conglomerates)are second only to pharmecuetical companies,and the kokanee mane has long since been conglomerized by labatt brewing,the small brewery shut down,and is now brewed where all the other beer is brewed in edmonton,winnipeg,saskatoon etc. they claim to use the same recipe,and it is still good beer,but does not compare to the product that used to come fron the kootenay valley in b.c.
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Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:59 AM

Well, as my dear friend and former comrade-in-arms, Moostafa, would tell me, "You are just an Ameedican pig-dog, squealing at the trough of Life.  What could you possibly know about the finer things?"  Maybe he has a point, but then again, he's a freakin' raghead who lives in a tent and wipes with his bare left hand, so his authority in these matters is suspect, at best. 

But Kokanee was still good beer to us.  'Course we'd been hiking in the mountains for two weeks living on backpacking rations so I'm sure that even Moostafa's traditional drink of cheap vodka and semen of yak would have tasted fine to us. 


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Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

I'm sure that even Moostafa's traditional drink of cheap vodka and semen of yak would have tasted fine to us. 





I think you can get that in Dearborn Michigan, the land of Ford is now a foriegn nation.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:06 PM

I have a model number GHW9100LW1 and the "control locked" light is blinking and, so far, nothing is resetting it.  I tried the test sequence further down this thread, but it didn't work because the control light never comes on.

Any suggestions?


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:46 PM

Month5, how old is this unit, is it under warranty?  If so the control should have a two year warranty. Unlike the new stuff sold now ,only one year warranty on the whole unit....:?
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