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LG front load washer, no power


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#1 gsiebrecht

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:13 PM

When I press the power button and the machine is plugged into a GFCI outlet, the GFCI trips.  When plugged into a standard breaker outlet, the washer will not power on at all; the breaker does not trip.

 

The red led light on the main circuit board will blink red when i hit the power button but will not stay lit.

 

No lights on the front panel.

 

I acquired a different circuit board off ebay and that board did not work either, no guarantees that board was any good either though; I only paid $50.

 

Is there a test I can do with a multimeter to narrow down the problem here?

The model number is wm2550hrca

 

thanks everyone 

 

 

 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

Remove the Top Cover of the washer.

 

Trace/follow the *plug* inside the washer---to the Electrical Noise Filter (6201EC1006L)

 

Pull off the *white* plug---use a test meter to check for 120V at the *white* plug (if no power---the fault is outside of the washer)

 

Re-connect the *white* plug back into the Noise Filter

 

Pull off the *pink* plug from the Noise Filter---test for 120V at the **Noise Filter** (NOT at the pink plug)

 

If no 120V at the Noise Filter---replace it.

 

If 120V is measured at the Noise Filter---replace the Main Board (EBR64144911)


To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

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The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 gsiebrecht

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

I replaced the circuit board, the red led light blinked, I heard a snap and still no power. There is power at the noise filter.



#4 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Has this washer worked OK at this location up till now ?


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#5 gsiebrecht

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

yep, here is an update, I was turning the tub by hand and I heard the machine beep, the machine was not plugged in. I then plugged the machine in, turned the tub by hand about 20 times and hit the power button; the damn thing turned on.  It's working now. I have no explanation.  The tub did not appear stuck and it turned freely.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

another update, I heard a scraping noise, took the tub apart and the heating element is burned out, several splits and char marks, it distorted enough to bend itself up and contact the tub. I imagine that is what was causing the ground fault.



#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:01 PM

Good find!  

 

Here's your replacement heating element:  http://www.repaircli...3121501/1377871








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