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Whirlpool Washer Won't Start

WTW6600SW2

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 1User Control and Display Board

To determine if the user control and display board is defective, try pressing the buttons on the control panel. If some of the buttons work, but others do not work, the control and display board might need to be replaced. Additionally, if the display is not working, check the power to the user control and display board. If the user control and display board has power, but it isn’t working, replace it.

Parts
User Control and Display Board for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
User Control and Display Board - Part # 1194832 Mfg Part # WP8564290

User Interface Control Board

Cause 2Main 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 # 1469076 Mfg Part # WPW10189966

Washer machine and motor control with water level pressure transducer. This component controls the washing machines functions such as water fill, water circulation and drain and wash/spin cycles.

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Cause 3Incoming 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 4Power 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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