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 Posted: Wed Jan 31st, 2007 11:51 pm
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We cannot tell you if it is is a door problem, switch problem or something else, we have posted all we know and are not there to see the unit in person....you will need to decide which way to go from here, test the start switch like was suggested....if the parts are ordered thru this site and do not fix the problem they can be returned, less shipping both ways, for a refund....best we can do at this point...



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This should be the repair manual for this unit if you think it might help, I have not seen one of these myself so do not know what else I could add, just what info I have found and posted..



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I will be replacing the door on one unit tommorow i will see how it works and get back to you an older lady owns this one. Ive been there two times already i can get it to work but i have slam the door pretty good and i think whirlpool would sell the plunnger if they could it would also be cheaper for them but must not be able two if you dont want to spend the money on a door then you will have to break down a get a reliable service company which will gurentee there work

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I did order the whole door unit right after the last post - I figure it's better than having a 200 pound paper weight in the laundry room.  I also saw the 'you can return any part for any reason' and realized it wouldn't be poking and praying it solved the problem.

I did try holding in the door to see if it would catch, but to no avail.  I also tried pressing in the Start button and holding it there, but also no luck.  I suppose I'll be trying each solution one by one, and if they both fail I'll be calling in the pros.

Also found out the Italian wonder-manufacturer is called EuroTech and they have about as much of a reputation as Fiat.

Thanks for everyone's help in this matter -- I'll keep you all posted as to whether the door solves the issue or not.

Skiter- if you could post your results that would be great as well.  Similar symptoms?

(Also, my last post was written with a smile on my face - don't get me wrong.  I do appreciate ALL the responses given to me)

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Ok i changed the door today very easy 3 Philips screws the new door has a shorter plunger  the door closes a little harder but the washer worked the first time i closed the door and the lady said she could not get it to work at all so good luck with your door

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She said she couldn't get it to work at all before or after the door change?

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just once the day i was there and it took me a while to get it to work

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Well, sounds like a fun task - once it arrives in 3-4 weeks  =)

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OK.  For all of you that have been anxiously awaiting the outcome of this post, I return with the update, and solution.

The replacement door assembly arrived today, and upon inspection I determined that it was the EXACT same latch mechanism as the existing door.  So, before replacing it, I decided to start over again.

I ran an empty load, and the same issue still occured.  Great, so my dog didn't fix it like I told him to.  Bad dog.  But then I realized that I just ran an empty load with the Cycle knob in the Stop position.  Hmmm, that can't be right.

I disassemble the washer to access the Wash Cycle switch, and can see that the back board of the switch is hanging half on / half off of the housing.  I reassembled the switch with it actually secured in the housing and the washer now works fine.

What's more, is that the Test function now works, which means that this switch has been faulty the entire time I have owned it, and yet washed fine for the past six months.  I suppose during that time though it wasn't paying any attention to the cycle I chose and only stopped operating after getting bumped or something.

So, long story short, my washer is now washing - even better than before.

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I have started a new thread on this washer. I seem to have trouble using the search function to get to older threads. I get a lot of hits on the model number but they take me to pages with lists of posts that don't have anything to do with it. After some perserverance I found the thread discribing your long national nightmare. I sympathize with your problem. I am going to check my selector to make sure it is not falling apart.

I have 4 of these machines and two of them run sometimes and not others and are defying diagnostics.  They run sometimes, they enter diagnostic mode sometimes.  When they do they run every function. And then they just refuse to run for days at a time and I come try it again.

You deserve an award for sticking to it.  I hate to discard these things, but they are virtually worthless at the moment and I haven't found a part I can replace.

Brian

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Imagine my surprise when I get an email stating that my topic has been replied to -- one year later!  Sorry to hear about your difficulties.

After securing the cycle selector knob last year, I also double-checked all electrical connections, and found three others that were close to coming disconnected.  Perhaps they're from the vibrations during normal use, perhaps from how we manhandled it when moving to my home, or perhaps just from shoddy assembly practices over there in Italy.  But, I have not experienced a single problem with the washer in the past year. 

I guess it's a great washer when it works, and a major PITA when it doesn't.  But the best of luck in your endeavor!  They are certainly machines worth saving.

Last edited on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 10:58 pm by 11oops

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