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#1 puppyduks

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

It looks like I'm never going to get around to fixing my dishwasher... now I have another washing machine problem.

This is my church's washing machine. They can't afford to get a new one so I said I would take a look at it. It's a Whirlpool heavy duty vintage machine. Model #LA5430XTNO, SERIAL # C91401792 STOCK# LA5430T.

Some of the 0's might be zeros or letters, I was not able to get a good read on the silver plate.

The washing machine is completely dead when I try it on any cycle. Pull the knob out and complete silence, not even a click.

I know it is getting power because I plugged the electric weed wacker in and it worked just fine.

What could it be? I am thinking the timer?

By the way, my washing machine that I fixed yesterday (instead of working on my dishwasher) was refusing to drain or spin. I bailed out the water and checked the drain pump. It looked great, so did all the hoses. The problem turned out to be the lid latch. It had broken so the lid was not depressing anything. Put a new lid latch on and I now have clean jeans. :)

What would I do without you guys??? This has been the best $35 I have ever spent! Thanks for providing this great resource.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

Flip the console open and look for any obvious burnt wire etc - water level switch terminals etc.
It may be necessary to make some voltage measurements in there

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

LA5430XTN0
Whirlpool Direct Drive c. 1989
No Water Filling ?
No Timer Motor advance ?
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

As usual, I took pictures. :)

Thanks for your replies. To confirm, there is no action from this machine at all. Completely dead. Due to its age I am tempted to tell them to just try to scrounge up $200 for a good newer model used one. What would you advise them? It's a church on a shoestring budget.

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There is also a little green ground wire on the back of the cabinet, that is just hanging there connected to... nothing. Not sure what it's for.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

I found this gem on Craigslist. Not practical but pretty darn cool.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

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