Whirlpool GHW9100LQ Duet Washer / Cycle Light Flashing
Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:46 PM
Thanks, in advance, for any help.
Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:27 PM
When you run the diagnostics, the first step, C:00, actuates the door switch. When this happens, you'll hear it (and the door locks). Da, tovarish?
There's a little nub on these door latch assemblies that's prone to breaking off and making the washer think the door is still open. Read more... http://fixitnow.com/...t-start-or-run/
Part link to the door switch/latch assembly... http://www.repaircli...ssembly/1094190
Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:34 PM
What I believe to be the door switch nub you refer to seems to be intact (sticks about about 1/4-3/8 of an inch). It depresses and springs back just fine when I test it by fingertip. Of course I'm assuming it's still the likely culprit, just an internal failure vs being broken off... If I could figure out where my multi-meter vanished to in the last move, I'd check it. I guess I just wanted to be sure that the Diagnostic running fine didn't somehow rule out the switch.
Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:25 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:27 PM
After finding my meter and checking the Door Swich & Harness connections (which tested fine), I finally discovered another problem. It turns out that I have a broken plastic spring/lever on the front Touch Pad panel under the Start button. It broke off, so the Start button wasn't actuating the button on the circuit board. With the Start button itself removed, I can reach the little red button on the board and start the washer now. I'll be ordering the Touch Pad soon (we bought the washer used, so I'm defintley not opposed to replacing the well-used button panel after something on it already failing), but I wanted to make sure that flashing light is normal now >.<. It does stop flashing when the cycle starts... so I think I've just convinced myself it didn't used to flash before this incident... but I don't actually recall either way. Apparently I'm oh so observant!
Thanks again for any help.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:12 PM
Here's the link to the control panel... http://www.repaircli...l/Panel/1059625
If that doesn't fix it, you can return it for a refund. One year guarantee on the part, too.
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