hello, welcome to just answer. my name is XXXXX XXXXX and i will be happy to assist you with your problem. I would first test the door switch and make sure that the wires to the switch are not burnt or shorted somewhere before replacing the board as they are not cheap.
To do this you need to remove the door, the 2 screws on the opposite side of the door hinges and then remove the front panel.
the switch will now be visible on the bottom right corner.
the spark noise came from the top of the machine by the control panel
ok then you will want to check that area as well but i would first check the switch. If the board shorted something most likely caused it.
It is possible that the board just went bad but i do not want you top spend all that money and blow the new board.
ok if i check the switch and its seems ok how do i remove the control panel and get to the board
on the top of the panel there are 4 philips screws that hold the rear metal panel to the plastic. remove these three screws and then the control panel bottom will lift up just slightly and slide forward. You then just lay the panel on its face.
You can also remove the 1/4 inch screws across the bottom of the metal cover if you wish. it will make it a little easier to remove the control panel.
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ok i'll give it a try in the morning
as you can see this is not a cheap part.
yes that is a very expensive part!!
yes. this is why i want you to be sure that is the problem.
ok, if i need more help how do i contact you
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