Hello everyone, this is my first post and I'm looking for some help.
My 9 year old front load inglis washing machine has bit the dust. I suspect that it is the main circuit board, but I'd like to try to salvage it without involving a service technician yet.
This failure came on all at once. Basically the machine when started and asked to run a normal load, will attempt to empty the water (can hear the pump turn on), then fill with water to what appears the appropriate level. With or without a wash load, the machine will proceed through what I interpret to be a balance loading operation of rotating the basket a few rotations clockwise and then a few rotations counter clockwise, repeated about 5 times. I assume it next proceeds to the wash mode. On transition, the 5 blue (assume led) lights will flicker once, then the machine goes dead with the start button flashing. This whole process can be repeated ad nauseum. Pulling the plug does not reset the machine.
I am looking for the service manual for this machine as there is no obvious error codes that can be displayed. The washer does not have any form of led / crt screen to display the codes. I have attempted to contact Whirlpool, both the US and Canada, without them being able to assist. In fact Whirlpool Canada says they do not have possess the service manual in their library. US refuses to go any further stating proprietary and liability issues, although they admit the model was a Canadian sales only model.
Anyways, looking for some help if anyone has some thoughts on this situation.