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 Posted: Mon Jul 26th, 2010 03:48 pm
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I'll try to keep this short.

My washing machine had a Lego (or similar) stuck somewhere between the drum and the housing that surrounds it. Last weekend I attempted to remove said Lego but realized that I could not get inside that space without really knowing what I was doing. I rotated the drum for a while hoping it would fall out of the drain, when all of the sudden it stopped making the noise though the Lego is still lost in the void.

I put everything back together but now when I press the start button I get 3 quick beeps and it will not run. Otherwise everything looks fine. I was about to take the panels back off and see if there was a connection that came loose, but if you have any thoughts that would guide me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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That lego may have cost you some money and it will still have to be romoved.

Start by disconnecting power for a couple minutes, plug it back in and try again. If you still get 3 beeps and the child lock feature isn't enabled you will need to get to the MCU board at the bottom.

Disconnect the small harness from the board I think its 3 blue wires try to run the machine with this disconnected. If the machine acts like it is going to run (but it won't because the plug is disconnected) then the MCU will need to be replaced.

The lego will need to be roved before you replace the MCU (if needed). You might get lucky and be able to flush it into the pump so you can remove it (it could be very messy this way) or you may have to totally dissassemble the machine (major ordeal)

Do the prescribed tests and let's us know the outcome.



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Thanks for the reply. I've done what you said and it's still giving me 3 quick beeps.

I think this is the wire you were talking about?



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Yes that's it. Your CCU is probably bad, but let's do more tests first...plug that connector back in and remove the front kick panel. There will be a tech sheet in a plastic bag taped to one of the sides of the machine. Review the tech sheet and see if you can get the machine do go into service mode and run the auto test.



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It gave an F21 code which is related to the drain. I've cleared the drain about 2 months ago and just checked it again. There's no blockage and the prop seems to spin fine which might mean the motor is gone bad or something else, though it was working fine before I took it apart. Maybe I shorted something out trying to work on it.

I really appreciate the help, but at this point I'm giving up. I've called a repair tech and they will be here to look at it this afternoon.

Again, thank you for your time. I'll post whatever news I get from the repair guy.



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Make sure he warranties his work.



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As it turns out there's a kill switch on the front of the machine behind the kick plate on the lower left side which deactivates the washer. I wasn't putting the kick plate back on during my tests, so it was disabled.

All in all, I still had to get that Lego out of there which was beyond what I was able to do, and they knew some tricks to get access to it. They only charged me for 2 hours of labor and were here for close to 4 so I'm not too bummed.

On to the next project!



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huck wrote: As it turns out there's a kill switch on the front of the machine behind the kick plate on the lower left side which deactivates the washer. I wasn't putting the kick plate back on during my tests, so it was disabled.

so are you saying that  the ground switch was the cause of the 3 beeps? or that's why you got the F21 code?

That switch doesn't stop the machine from running.



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I understood that that switch disabled the machine, and in turn causing the 3 beeps when I tried to hit the start button.

I don't know how those error codes are stored, but the machine has been draining fine since I cleared out the drain a couple months ago. I think that error code was stored in the computer from then?



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huck wrote: I understood that that switch disabled the machine, and in turn causing the 3 beeps when I tried to hit the start button
well as long as its working...

I have never had that happen before, i have worked on hundreds of those machines will the panel off and the switch not activated and never ran into that.



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appl.tech.29501 wrote: huck wrote: I understood that that switch disabled the machine, and in turn causing the 3 beeps when I tried to hit the start button
well as long as its working...

I have never had that happen before, i have worked on hundreds of those machines will the panel off and the switch not activated and never ran into that.

Appl.tech.29501, do you realize that this is the Duet SPORT, not just a standard Duet?

The Duet SPORT does throw errors codes if the ground switches are not closed, (bad switches, panels off, or broken ground wire).



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Nope, I missed the "sport", thanks Willie.



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