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#1 scubakevdm

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:03 PM

Hi, and thanks for the resource!I recently picked up a washer (WPGT9360E0PL) and dryer from a friend for $100. The dryer works, but the washer did not. I used to be a twiget on a nuke sub, and somehow have managed to retain a resonable understanding of fixing things electronic, and after discovering the wonders of Apliantology.com, and freshly armed with the service manual I downloaded here determined that the reisitor opened and cooked the IC300 on the power board. I replaced both, and still got a black display, so I busted out the old multimeter and discovered that in addition to the resitor and power board, that the goezout of the heater control board was onlly 30vac (not 120). Anyway, I just ordered a new heater board.

 

My question is, What the hell could go wrong that would wreck that thing so bad? Our electric utility is municipal, and sucks, sucks, sucks. Power goes out ALOT. Is it possible to do this much damage if power fails when the drum is really cooking? Do these things suck? Should I fix it, sell it and buy a good old fashioned washer instead?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:12 PM

Any appliance that has electronic control boards in it can fail at any time for any reason, relays sticking closed, bad capacitors, bad triacs, bad resistors.  And yes, power surges can wreak havoc on appliances with electronic controls.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

After you get it fixed, hook it up directly to a serge protector!

 

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