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You need to find the burn mark, I know that is sucky information, but honestly if there was a spark you need to look till you see it
if there was a spark you either shorted a wire to ground, or you have a motor that failed or something
If it won't light up without spinning it you will need a board for sure
But if there is a shorted motor or something you could put the new board on and blow it right away
That gets real expensive real quick
I would take the time to look for the burn mark before you consider buying any parts. That being said
This could be the end of the road for you as well.
if it's in the stator and blew the board your looking at 4-500 in parts
SO .... do the looking before you consider buying any parts.
thanks for the response. if the stator had a problem, is there anyway to ohm it out? the washer comes with a 10year waranty over the motor, would it still be covered?
so if i find the burn mark and it is to the chassis ground, then it is likely not the motor, correct?
You remove it, and there are 3 wires, any 2 should be the same resistance as the other 3
There will be a VISIBLE burn mark if it was where the spark came from though
i can just ohm out the the motor power connector at the board. there is a scematic i should be able to find it
yes you could do that also, I would challenge you to remove the stator and look for burn marks for starters
that is the hex bolt on the back of the motor? is that all i need to take apart?
yep, and just wedge a screwdriver in it to keep it from rotating ot have someone hold the inner tub
then be sure to torque it down if that wasn't the issue
If you see water from the tub seal
That would be the most likely cause if the motor was the spark
that makes sense. if the stator is fried, then is that something covered under the waranty? and would i have to have a service call by a lisenced tech to handle it from there?
i read that the waranty is 10 years on the motor, but there might be fine print.
The tub seal isn't, and you need an outer tub to fix that
WAY more than fixing is worth
so, if i see water in the motor. it is time for a new machine? yikes
but if it just went bad you chould be ok
It means the tub seal leaked
no point hiring a tech, if the motor just went then call for service and they will cover the parts
if there is water the tub seal is likely ripped and that is not something i would even want to consider doing myself?
well you could but the part is 475
So, your looking at 550 or so with shipping and I wouldn'
't put that on an LG
If you really like it you can it's actually not that hard to change just time consuming
wow. okay. thanks for that.
but maybe there is no water and it's just shorted
That is very possible
It's honestly just a coin flip as to what caused it
I have seen it all
you never know till you open it
You have to get in there and see what shorted to know if it's worth fixing
alright. thanks for the help. am i on my own from here, or will you be available if i need anything else?
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fair enough. i just hit accept and you get paid?
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thanks for your help. cool service. all the best to you.