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Lock lite doesn't lite during wash cylcle and does not speed spin at the end of the 3 rinse cycles.

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Old 04-13-2009, 04:14 PM
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Lock lite doesn't lite during wash cylcle and does not speed spin at the end of the 3 rinse cycles. These two symptoms may be realated or one cause and the other effect, huh?


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Old 04-14-2009, 05:38 PM
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Hi Vrichey

If the lock lite not coming on does not interfere with the operation of the machine I would ignore this problem. Just remember not to open up the door if it is truly not locked.

If what you are saving is that on the third rinse the machine stops and does not continue, here is what is probably going on.

The control board in this machine is programmed to allow a total maximum of 8 minutes of water filling time during each full wash cycle. This is a safety feature designed to shut down the machine if there is a leak and your laundry room starts to flood! A good idea, but in your case the third rinse is probably using up the accumulated 8 minutes, at which time the control board shuts down the machine. It thinks it is preventing a flood!

The problem may be that your water pressure is to low to fill the machine in the allotted time, or more likely if it was working before, you have some obstruction in the screens in your water inlet that is slowing down the water flow. My advice is clean out the screens in both your inlet valves and hoses, and this should clear up the problem.

Post and let us know how it turns out.
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Lock lite doesn't lite during wash cylcle and does not speed spin at the end of the 3 rinse cycles. These two symptoms may be realated or one cause and the other effect, huh?
It does not spin on full speed at all, or it does not do it on final spin only?

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