Sears Home Services
appointment lookup logoAppointment Lookup
telephone logo646-440-2692
RepairHome WarrantyHome ImprovementClean & MaintainShop PartsBlog
RepairHome WarrantyHome ImprovementClean & MaintainShop PartsBlog
appointment lookup logoAppointment Lookup
  1. Repair
  2. Whirlpool

Whirlpool washer no power

Common reasons your Whirlpool washer has no power

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

  • 65%

    65% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Motor

  • 15%

    15% of the time it's the
    Something else

  • Schedule your washer repair now!

    We can help! Our service technicians have repaired over 250,000 Whirlpool washers. We can fix yours no matter where you bought it.

    Call (646) 440-2692 or schedule online now.

    Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool washer

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A malfunctioning electronic control board can lead to various failures in a washer. This is because the board serves as the brain of the washer, controlling crucial components such as the water valve, drive motor, drain pump, and cycles. If the electronic control board fails, the washer may not power up or display the cycle status. Additionally, it might fail to fill, agitate, spin, or drain. In some cases, a shorted board may emit a burning smell.


    User Interface Control Replacement

    A faulty user interface control may become unresponsive and won’t allow you to change wash cycle settings or turn the washer on and off. In some failures, only one or two buttons or dials on the interface are affected, but in some cases the entire interface will be completely dead. Cycle status such as time remaining in the cycle won’t display properly on a defective user interface. Control keys or buttons on the user interface may also stick, causing the washer to exhibit inconsistent behavior, such as starting or stopping unexpectedly during a cycle. Error codes may also be present.

    Motor Replacement

    A broken washer motor will prevent the spin basket from rotating or agitating, and can also cause a variety of other issues that affect the washer’s ability to function properly. Signs that the motor is wearing out include unusual noises during operation, such as grinding or squealing sounds. The washer may also exhibit erratic spinning or agitation, with clothes not being properly rinsed or still soaking wet after the spin cycle. Additionally, a worn-out motor may lead to the washer not completing its cycles, stopping abruptly, or not starting at all. Burnt smells or overheating around the motor area can be indicative of internal problems. In some cases, visible damage to the motor itself may be apparent.

    What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool washer no power issue

    How is the no power problem fixed?

    Correcting most no power problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, user interface control or motor. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a washer that has no power

    When the washer has no power it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    What to look out for with a washer no power diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your washer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

    What our customers say about us

    With more than 1.3 Million 5 Star Reviews, you don't have to take our word for it

    Thanks

    Thanks for your expert analysis of the problem that caused the flooding of my home .I was scared the first few times I used the machine , but all is working great.


    Frank U, Coconut Creek, FL

    Excellent service.

    Pleasant person to work with. He explains things to you.


    Jacklyn J, Bessemer, AL

    Very Professional

    Very professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable I would highly recommend him.


    Marilyn W, Covington, LA

    Additional resources to help you fix your Whirlpool washer

    washer-blog-image-14.jpg
    How to Choose a New Washing Machine: 5 Questions to Ask

    There are seemingly endless options when it comes to clothes washers — front-loaders vs. top-loaders, stainless steel vs. plastic interiors, energy-efficient products, even designer washers in a variety of colors.

    washer-blog-image-1.jpg
    How to Fix a Washing Machine That Won’t Spin or Drain

    From unbalanced loads to trouble with your drain hose, we tackle the most common explanations for why your washing machine won’t drain or spin — and how to fix them.

    washer-blog-image-16.jpg
    Why is My Washing Machine Making a Loud Noise?

    Most washers produce sounds during operation that are considered normal and not indicative of any problems. For instance, a gentle humming or buzzing noise often occurs when the machine’s drive motor and drain pump are functioning as they should.

    Additional possible Whirlpool washer symptoms you may experience