We have a four year old Whirlpool Duet Front Loading Washer model WFW9550WU that has recently started giving us problems.
The unit powers up OK, but after the cycle is selected and the Start button is pressed and held, the door latch will lock, but then the timer and cycle indicator start flashing and the door latch unlocks and the timer and cycle indicator continue to flash. Pressing the Start button again causes the unit to start and continue correctly 4 out of 5 times. Once in a while, the Pause/Cancel button must be pressed until the unit powers down and when started again, it usually continues as normal.
There are no error codes displayed. The washer is plugged into its own outlet, separate from the companion dryer, and is also plugged into a single surge protector. Not sure if that matters, but thought I'd share anyway.
I finally captured a video of the false start sequence, and posted it here:
I'm thinking the Electronic Control Board is going flaky, but thought I'd ask the experts first.