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I replaced the main control board in my ge gfwr4800foww now

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I replaced the main control board in my ge gfwr4800foww now the tub light blinks and nothing works
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Customer: washer was dead installed new control board still dead but tub light blinks in a sequence 2 blinks every 2 sec. I think it needs to be programed.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 9 months ago.

yes you would be correct it will have to be programmed give me a sec I have the instruction sheet somewhere let me find it, thanks.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 9 months ago.

Ok here is the programming information, follow the directions on the sheet and you will be back in business,

click here to download/open instruction sheet

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I got the programming sheet. I replaced both main control and interface. The interface is dead so I can't program. It's the TUB light blinking in a sequence. Do you know what that means?
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 9 months ago.

ok here is what you have to do to figure out what is going on, you have a voltage issue to the ui board you will have t o find, considering you replaced both boards with the correct part numbers, then do the tests below, it could be you just got a corrupt part or you did not use a grounding strap when handling the boards and fried one with static electricity:

UI Board Diagnostics

1. Check for 120 VAC at IMC J101 pins 2 & 3.

a. If 120 VAC is present go to step 2.

b. If 120 VAC is not present check house supply voltage.

2. Check for 12 VDC between IMC J603 pins 1 & 4 and 7.5 VDC between IMC J603 pins 1 & 3.

a. If either voltage is not present replace the IMC board.

b. If both voltages are present go to step 3.

3. Check for 12 VDC between UI J201 pins 1 & 5 and 7.5 VDC between UI J201 pins 3 & 5.

a. If either voltage is not present, check wiring between the UI board and the IMC board.

b. If both voltages are present, replace the UI board.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 9 months ago.

here is a image of the circuit:

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