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My whirlpool duet washer went off. When I reset it by

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Customer: ***** *****. My whirlpool duet washer went off. When I reset it by holding the end of cycle button, the control lock light blinks slowly, and that is all that happens
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dave I'm happy to help you. I'm hoping this is not a control issue. Let's try this. Unplug the washer for 3 minutes and then try to start the washer. Does it still do the same thing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll go check.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1:20 to go
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
While we wait, what does it mean to be "a control issue?"
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OKay, I plugged it in, and the same thing. The control locked light ws on. I held down the "end of cycle" button, and all that happens is the "control locked" light blinks slowly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sense I have lost you Dave.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I am here. Is the door locked and can you hear the pump running?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I can't here the pump running, and the door is easily opened and closed. The unit went off in the middle of handling a load, probably using the rinse cycle, not sure. The clothes were damp, but don't seem soapy and there was not excess water in the chamber.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.

We will need to enter diagnostics to see if there are any error codes. What is the model number?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OKay, model number is *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any news?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want to go get lunch.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm hungry :-)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dave, I am laving you! I'm sorry. This is way to slow. I am calling a technician to come visit, I think there is some part internally that has failed. All the water and power hookups seem fine. I have checked that the drains is wet and clear. Probably some electronics failed.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.

Here is how to start the test cycle; ■ Close the door. ■ Push CONTROL/ON (if present on this model). ■ Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle. ■ Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SPEED touchpad. ■ Push PREWASH OPTION four times within five seconds. (If PREWASH OPTION is not present on this model, press RINSE HOLD four times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the display.

Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 year ago.

I understand if you don't have the time.