Washing machine won't start: outlet ?


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Old 03-21-20, 07:59 AM
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Washing machine won't start: outlet ?

every time i have to start washing machine, i have to pull my cord from the outlet and insert again
then it sparks and works for one wash, then it dies, again i have to pull and insert and works
while inserting the cord, i see a spark

i am using same outlet for other application such as work light, and it works fine

can someone guide me - what is the issue and how to fix it
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Old 03-21-20, 08:20 AM
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Hello

I moved your thread to the appliance forum.

Your problem is with the washer. Every time you unplug it your are resetting the processor.
We need the make and model of your washer.
 
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Old 03-21-20, 08:31 AM
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very many thanks
i was under impression that issue is with my outlet being old

make: LG
model: WM3470HVA

it is about 6 years old

will appreciate your further guidance
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Old 03-22-20, 01:54 AM
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I would start by plugging washer in a different outlet. Use a heavy duty extension cord if no other outlet near. Your LG had control board problems. I retired about the same time your's came out so don't know if that problem was fixed. I had never run into your problem. If outlet feels loose when you plug it in it could be your problem but would try other outlet first. A 15$ investment in a good extension cord is worth it. Get a cord that says wire size 12 or less. Smaller number is better in this .
 
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Old 03-22-20, 06:20 AM
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Does sound like a control board problem.

These units also had problems with the electrical noise filter so I would also take a look at it.
 
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Old 03-29-20, 12:22 PM
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very many thanks

when switch on/off my circuit breaker, it works for one wash and then again it dies

can you help further how to do further diagnostic ?

do you know how to reset the control board / panel - would this help ??

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Old 03-29-20, 02:40 PM
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Here is a service manual for your machine Page 17 starts diagnostics
https://www.appliancefactoryparts.co...s/125458-8.pdf
No reset for that board other than what you have been doing.
 
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Old 03-30-20, 07:16 AM
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very many thanks

my model is WM3470HVA

this service manual will cover ?

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