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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Why does the wash machine cut off after I try to start a c

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Why does the wash machine cut off after I try to start a cycle?

Hello, Thank you for using this service, I will be helping you with your problem today.

do you have a model number ?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


so when you start this do you hear the pump kick in at all? does any water start comming in ? is there any fault codes showing up ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I hear it come on, water comes, the faulty codes are. ..UL, F, and some other code

okay the UL is for unbalanced load. can you restart this and see if you can get me the other code ? the F code?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It won't stay on

okay Unplug the washer for 5 minutes and plug it back in, see if the board resets. have you tried that yet ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes I've tried that already. .. when I plug it in it beeps on but when I start it, it shuts off

okay. I will need a little time to pull up the tech sheets so we can go through a diagnostic program. I'll be back in a few once I have them.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


okay to activate the automatic service mode.

Be sure the washer is in standby mode (plugged

in with all indicators off; or with only the Clothes

Clean or Done indicator on).


Select any one button (except POWER, START,

STOP, and PAUSE/CANCEL) and follow the steps

below, using the same button:


Press/hold 3 seconds.


Release for 3 seconds.


Press/hold 3 seconds.


Release for 3 seconds.


Press/hold 3 seconds.


If this test mode has been entered successfully,

all indicators on the console are illuminated for

5 seconds with

88 showing in the Estimated

Time Remaining two-digit display.


If indicators do not display as described above,

the press/hold/release procedure above may

not have been performed within the time frame

necessary for successful entry. Repeat step 2

to ensure this was not the cause. If still

unsuccessful, see Diagnostic: Unsuccessful

Entry, at right.


The test sequence continues by checking for saved

fault codes:


If there are saved fault codes, see Diagnostic:

Saved Fault Codes, page 2.


If there are no saved fault codes, all indicators

on the console will momentarily turn off, then

turn back on with

88 displayed. After

5 seconds, the Automatic test, below, begins.

See if this will go into service mode and let me know. thanks , Bryan

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is giving fault code F......

just F ?no number behind it ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

F 82

okay you have a lid lock issue. F82.

Check for lock interference with lid or lock


if theres nothing blocking the lid lock you will need to order and replace it. heres a link to order it if you need it. Door or Lid Latch Assembly W10059230 Alternate Product View theres also a video there to show you how to replace it. good job ! thanks, Bryan

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