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Whirlpool Washer Won't Start

GVW9959KQ2

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't start are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't start

Cause 1Main Control Board

The main control board might be defective. However, the main control board is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the main control board, first check all of the more commonly defective parts.

Parts
Main Control Board for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
Main Control Board - Part # 1156559 Mfg Part # 8571359

Machine control board. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and may require some electrical testing with a voltage meter to determine if it is defective.

Cause 2Incoming Power Problem

The electrical outlet may not be getting power. To determine if the outlet is getting power, try plugging something else into the outlet. If the outlet is not getting power, check the home circuit breakers or fuses.

Cause 3Power Cord

First ensure that power is getting to the electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is receiving power, but the washer won’t start, the power cord might be defective. However, this is very rare. To determine if the power cord is defective, use a multimeter to test it for the cord for power. If the power cord is not getting power, replace it.

Parts
Power Cord for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
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