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Washer no power

Common reasons your washer no power

The most common reasons your washer has no power are a malfunctioning electronic control board, faulty user interface or a broken motor.

  • 66%

    66% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 6%

    6% of the time it's the

  • 19%

    19% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common washer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these washer parts may fix your problem.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A washer that has no power may be experiencing issues with its electronic control board. Responsible for powering up the washer and managing essential functions, a malfunctioning control board can result in a lack of power to the washer. In some cases, a defective board may emit a burning smell.

    User Interface Control Replacement

    A defective user interface control might stop responding, preventing you from adjusting wash cycle settings or powering the washer on and off. Sometimes, only a few buttons or dials on the interface are affected, but in other instances, the entire interface becomes unresponsive. Additionally, cycle status indicators, such as the remaining time, may not display correctly on a faulty user interface. Stuck control keys or buttons on the interface can also cause the washer to behave unpredictably, like starting or stopping unexpectedly during a cycle. Error codes may accompany these issues.

    Motor Replacement

    A faulty washer motor can manifest a variety of symptoms, including the inability to properly move the spin basket or agitator. The motor may struggle to complete the spin or wash cycle, resulting in clothes being inadequately rinsed or left soaking wet at the end of a cycle. Over time, the motor may overheat, completely inhibiting movement of the spin basket. Additionally, there may be a burnt smell or visible damage to the motor, and the washer may exhibit signs of complete power failure, rendering it inoperable.

    What to expect when you experience a washer no power issue

    How is the no power problem solved?

    Fixing most no power problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, user interface control or motor. However, other problems could exist, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Recommendations from Sears Home Services for a washer that has no power

    If the washer lacks power, there could be several reasons behind it. To prevent replacing unnecessary parts, we advise having a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause. Our technicians possess extensive experience in diagnosing various types of washer failures.

    What to watch for with a washer no power diagnosis

    Appliances today have advanced electronic components, making DIY repairs challenging. Merely replacing parts without employing appropriate diagnostic techniques is unlikely to resolve your washer problem effectively. Over the past decade, appliances have significantly evolved, with many models featuring intricate parts that are hard to assess.

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    Common washer symptoms to look out for

    • Washer burning smell
    • Washer display not working
    • Washer leaking from bottom
    • Washer leaking water
    • Washer no water
    • Washer noisy
    • Washer not agitating
    • Washer not draining
    • Washer not filling
    • Washer not spinning
    • Washer not starting
    • Washer not turning on
    • Washer not washing
    • Washer not working
    • Washer vibrates
    • Washer will not drain
    • Washer won't start cycle
    • Washer won't turn off