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Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:44:08 PM »
Won't complete a cycle stops then the start button flashes you push start and it starts over but stops again and does not complete a cycle.

Model LHW0050PQ

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 08:54:46 PM »
What part of the cycle does the washer first stop in? Is the washer full of water or empty once it stops?

Here is the service manual for that washer.

http://appliancedigest.com/index.php?/files/file/314-whirlpool-l-75-24-inch-front-loading-washer-service-manual/
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 07:21:08 PM »
5 min into the wash cycle.

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 06:49:10 AM »
5 minutes into the cycle, two things are going on...the temp sensor is checking the water temps in the tub and the water level switch is monitoring the level.

Are you getting both hot and cold water into the machine?
Does there appear to be enough water in the tub when the fault occurs...or too much?
Is there a fault code to go along with the display flashing?
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 06:58:47 AM »
Ok after more interpretation...the cycle runs into the wash and at the time of drain and then spin, it stops, you can push the button and it starts up for a few seconds then stops again.  A "repair" tech said it is a microprocessor, this is a local guy that does side work.  Ive looked online and the microprossor is $650 new.  WTF.  Any other ideas before I tell her it is time to junk the machine?

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 08:16:37 AM »
Have yall taken out Number 4 and dumped the junk out?
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 05:53:51 AM »
From here it sounds like a bad MCU (motor control unit)
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 07:35:53 AM »
The MCU, is that the same part that is $650?  This is the little bitty Whirlpool front loader.

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 08:32:26 AM »
The model number you listed (LHW0050PQ) should have another number at the end.

I tried to look up the motor control factory part number for your model, but there are different part numbers depending on that last digit that is missing from your model number.

I seen one motor control board at our affiliates part site for only $131, but I need that last number that is missing from your model number to make sure I post the correct part number for you.

Please post the full model number that is listed on the model/serial number tag that is located on your washer so I can post the correct part number for your motor control.

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 07:37:53 PM »
2 is the number afterwards. 

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 09:03:31 PM »
I looked up the MCU and come up with part # 8182643.

It's not a cheap part!  :o

AppliancePartsPros.com has it for $489.75

RepairClinic.com has it for $494.70

I don't normally even look at the sears parts site being they are often higher priced then our affiliates and sears does not help support this site like APP and RepairClinic, but in this case I did look and sears was cheaper.

Sears Parts has it for $407.99

Do you plan on fixing it or buying a new washer?
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 05:07:45 AM »
The owner my neighbor wants to fix it, because it is 24 wide and will fit in her space.  I say new. 

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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 06:31:44 AM »
Does Bruce repair these controls?
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 06:48:34 AM »
I don't see that board listed on Bruce's website but this does not necessarily mean he can't repair it. Their phone number is (512) 355-1108 in case you want to inquire....
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Re: Washer stops mid cycle and then the start button flashes
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 10:34:17 AM »
Giving Bruce from fixyourboard.com a call is a good idea.  O0
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