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Offline gjeppesen

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Hi,

I have an LG WM2277HW washer that will do one load.  After the cycle, it shuts off like it should.  But when I press the power button to do another load...nothing.  No lights, nothing.  I shut the breaker off and back on and walaa  the washer will turn on again.

What the?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 02:26:31 PM »
I would check the connections on the control board first to make sure they are plugged in good. If you don't find any bad connections then I would replace the main control board.

How old is it?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 02:37:06 PM »
A few years.  I'm not a repair person but I'm pretty handy.  How do I get access to this?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 03:01:44 PM »
Their is also some kind of line filter thingy the power wire connects to. I wonder if that would cause your symptoms.
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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 03:12:49 PM »
A few years.  I'm not a repair person but I'm pretty handy.  How do I get access to this?

You would remove the top.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 12:15:44 AM »
gjeppeson would you let me know if that works...I'm having the exact same problem.
Thanks!
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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 12:31:47 AM »
gjeppeson would you let me know if that works...I'm having the exact same problem.
Thanks!
Mike

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 08:31:24 PM »
Ok, almost the same: WM2277HS is the model number listed.  Thanks in advance you guys

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 08:57:47 PM »
You are a legend JWWebster! You hit the nail on the head for my problem - check the mains filter! I did a test by connecting mains to board missing the filter and bingo works great. No just have to replace filter.
I have an LG WD-1480RD Washer/Dryer. Recently it stopped turning with serious noise (almost grinding sound). When powered off the drum was free to turn. Checked stator windings - all 8ohm so no shorts. Checked wiring to main board everything without success. Finally, removed hall sensor to inspect - nothing obvious. Clipped it back on and machine worked a treat!
Suspect a unbalanced load subjected machine to too much rocking and the sensor may have moved just enough to upset things. Did two loads - worked perfect. Next day went back to do another load and - nothing - machine dead. I figure that when it was having trouble before it was pulling 800-900 watts trying to turn the drum (checked it with a power meter) and perhaps that was the last straw for the filter - finally cacked out.
Anyway, big thanks to JWWebster for suggesting the dead issue was filter related.
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