at plug in lid will lock & unlock several times.red lock light stays on.no other functions.unable to activate the service diagnostic mode after numerous attempts.power button has no effect.replaced main control board but no change.lid does lock & contacts in lid switch show good continuity when lid is locked(red & white wires)have service manual but not much help.any ideas on what to check from here?
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:01 PM
It's a good idea to try a new door lock, we've seen them that whirlpool tech line said it needed a control, but a door lock fixed it. Also check for broken wires at the motor, capacitor, shifter, and pump. Whirlpool tech told me they are finding breaks in the red wire coil loop under the tub too.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:30 AM
pump is ok,runs fine on bench & no obstructions.red coil ok,reads good continuity with meter.no broken wires any where.did not have new door lock but old one checks fine on bench & in machine.locks door closed & contacts show coninuity in closed position.don't want to get into the shotgun approach & throw parts at this thing until it is fixed.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:10 PM
So what would cause the machine not to start up and cause locking and unlocking? .....capacitor and/or motor. If all wires are okay, I'm with Sensei Nickfixit and Sun Tsu on this one
Edited by DurhamAppliance, 16 December 2012 - 02:12 PM.
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