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#1 dan817

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

Friends of mine called with this problem (my helpful son suggested "maybe dad could fix it"). No matter which cycle they select, when it reaches SPIN, it never ends. The only way to stop it is to unplug it. Even opening the hatch (that's a navel...er Naval term) doesn't interupt the spinnnnnnning.

 

Any suggestions on what to try, or look for, when I get to their house? Like where should I apply the first whack with a hammer?

 

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions (pertaining to washer repair).

 

 

Dan O



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

  Faulty control board.

 

http://www.repaircli...2X10323/1193028

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:03 AM

Thanks Eric. Anything specific I can look for on the control board for this problem? Possibly a cracked trace or faulty diode, etc.? I'm an electronics tech and would like to try a repair prior to replacement, if possible.

 

Thanks again,

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:41 AM

  Nothing specific that I am aware of although I would certainly do a close inspection with magnifier to look for broken solder joints. As you know, there is a tendency for this to happen on components with large lead sizes such as the relays, 10 of them on this board, large electrolytics, transformers and the wire harness connectors. Also try tapping on the relays while it's in perpetual spin, may be a stuck relay.

 

  You can place the control board into service mode by first placing cycle selector in 9 oclock position and then holding the start button and rotating the cycle selector dial 180°, then release start button. There should be a tech sheet behind the control panel explaining this and showing what the error codes are if any.

 

  If you get a new control board, you must transfer the mode select connector from the old one to the new one. It's the plug next to the transformer with the jumper wire on it.

 

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

Thanks again, Eric. Actually going to friends' house tonight to lay eyes on washer for first time. This all helps. Exactly what I was planning to do was look around on/off switch and any other points of pressure to PCB. I've fixed many things through visual inspection alone. (people think you're a genius when you do that :rocker: )

 

Anyway, going armed with as much info as I can and hopefully can fix 'em up.

 

 

Cheers,

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

  Same here, I spent 37 years as a marine electronics service technician before retiring and getting into appliance repair as a hobby. Washer electrical systems are a piece of cake compared to what I worked on :wink:  Iv'e done component level repairs to many hundreds of circuit boards over the years and bad solder joints were the number one failure.

 

  The control unit in your washer actually consists of 3 separate boards. Would be nice to get the schematic for them but you'll never get them out of the manufacturer. Iv'e reverse engineered several pieces of equipment in the past to make my own schematics when manufacturers wouldn't give them up. Time consuming but very satisfying when your done :rocker:

 

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