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I have a whirlpool washer model number wtw4800xq2. I did a

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I have a whirlpool washer model number wtw4800xq2. I did a load of laundry and a pair of pajama pants was wrapped around the agitator which I did not notice at first. When the load was complete I noticed that it did not drain so put it on drain and spin and it started smoking and would not stop spinning. I shut the breaker of to stop it. Now it won't do anything but blink the red lock lid light. Can this be fixed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

plug the washer back up and try to do a calibration on the washer as shown on page 4 of the tech manual:


If that does not work you likely burned up the transmission or control board or both, and would be just about as cheap to replace the washer as it would be to have it repaired.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

I see this question is still open, If there is nothing else I can do for you concerning this
issue would you please rate my service by choosing a star at the top of the page so that I

can put this question on my completed list. Thank You so much for your understanding and