Originally Posted by jefinch
In another thread you can see more information on this issue. I didn't get a response from my update inquiry in that thread so decided to try starting a new one. The current status is that I installed a new circuit board as was the suggested first step from this forum. There was no change in conditions with the machine. When I plug in the dryer there is a faint hum that is perceptible and when the washer is plugged in it is functioning in the agitation cycle. There are no lights on the control touch pad and no response from any of the buttons on the pad. Should I try replacing the touch pad next or do these symptoms indicate something else? And since this was the same exact condition before the circuit board was replaced is the indication that my circuit board may still be OK and not need replacing?
I had the same exact situation with my Maytag SG1000.
I tried installing the least expensive part first, the touch pad, and Voila! Instant functionality! One touch does it!
So, for future reference, if it takes a prolonged pushing of the touchpad buttons to get it to work, it more than likely is the touchpad, not the more expensive circuit board.
Also, inspection of the ribbon cable from the old touchpad showed that one or two of the flat ‘wires’ appeared to have leached / bled out. Perhaps that’s what caused a gradual build-up of resistance leading to the eventual failure.
I'm posting this in hope it can help other folks.