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Leslie Birch

GE WSLS 1100A1WW Won't Power On

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Greetings,

 

My washer will not power on and it has not shown any issues previously.  I've checked circuit breaker, ceramic fuse and lid switch.  I also took a look at the PCB, but I don't see anything obviously fried or any wires disconnected.  So, here are my questions:

 

1) Is there anything else I should test?

 

2) If the PCB is the problem, is it better to replace or buy a new washer?  My space is very tight, so I would be forced to get a a stackable frontloading.  Front loading seems to break easily and be expensive to repair. It seems the bifold lid top loading washer I have is no longer sold, either.

 

Thanks for any help -- love the DIY mentality.  I'm not a mechanic, but I am Arduino micrcocontroller friendly.

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Part number: WH12X10359

Part number: WH12X10359

Well, that is the most likely culprit.  A PCB doesn't necessarilly show signs of failure all the time, it could look great and still be bad.

 

OUCH on the price for a compact washer.

Edited by Scottthewolf

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Did you check for power going into the board?  If there is 120 volts getting to the board and it's not powering up then you have a bad board.

 

Here's a link to the service manual for this washer: http://applianceservice.mabe.ca/MANUALS/31-90441.PDF

 

Check with a meter from the Black connector number 5, (should be a Blue wire going to it), to Yellow connector number 4-Pin 1, (should have a Brown wire going to it).  If your fuse is really OK and  the wiring is OK then you should see 110-120 volts displayed on the meter.  If it doesn't show the correct line voltage you need to check the wiring from the plug thru the fuse and up to the board.

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Scottthewolf, yes, ouch, but my husband would also argue the law of averages -- I'm about to repair a washing machine that is already 10 years old.  Normally that isn't wise, but given the costs on fixing newer front loaders, it may actually work out :wink:

 

Budget Appliance Repair, I'm going to give your test a try -- thanks for the details.  Also, I found the tech manual the other day and then lost the link, so I really appreciate you putting the link for it.  I'll let you know what I find out.  Going to try it out now...

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Hi, Budget Appliance Repair, just wanted to let you know that it is indeed getting the correct power. Also, we plugged the motherboard back in and noticed that the transformer is quite hot.  So, we are going to order a new motherboard today.  Can't wait to try it out.

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