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I.can, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  10 Years of experience installing and repairing appliances
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replace control board in washer but it will not work

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ge washer wnrd2050d1wc      part is wh42x10486       lights flash on touch screen
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  I.can replied 7 years ago.

What was the matter that caused you to change the control board?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
some of the touch screen did not respond
Expert:  I.can replied 7 years ago.

If the control panel did not rectify the problem with your touch screen then there is only one other part that I can think of that your part plugs into.

i believe this is what you replaced?

13 WH42X10262 CONTROL PANEL ASM In-Stock $ 236.54

And this is behind it.

35 WH42X10486 CONTROLS ASM In-Stock $ 166.99 Add to Cart
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i replaced wh42x10486 and i could not start the wash cycle
Expert:  I.can replied 7 years ago.
Did you ever check the belt?( # XXXXX in the diagram)
Or the transmission (# XXXXX in the diagram)

I'm sorry we did not meet first, before you bought this part.

It sounds like it is the other part that is the problem.
Is the touch pad doing the same thing?
Or is it working properly but it still will not start?

Perhaps it is something other part that's less expensive.

These parts are very expensive.
If as a consumer I knew I needed both of these I would have replased the washer.
Rather than spend over $400. on parts alone!

How old is the washer ?

Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old washer

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.

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