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GTW485ASJ1WS GE Washer stopped working

Jacko99

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The other day my GE washer stopped working, no power. I checked out the fuse box and outlet, and they seem to be OK. Then I bought a new lid switch and changed the lid switch, still no power. I want to check out the power cord, which plugs into the circuit board in the machine. I want to test the current using a multimeter. But the housing at the end of the cord has 3 slots, one for each prong at the other end of the cord. How can I tell which slot should be tested against which prong?
 
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It's the 2 black wires. Green/Yellow is ground.

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It doesn't matter when checking AC Voltage.

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I was told by someone that the most likely cause of my washing machine not getting power is actually a problem with the circuit board. Do you agree with that?
 

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Yes, if your getting 120 volts to the main control board and nothing works.

Here's the main control board for your model:
The program instructions does come with it.

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That's funny!

Look at post #4 here:
See the program instructions that came with the new control board?

Part Number WH22X29556 (AP6974046) replaces WH18X28174, WH18X27754, WH18X26217, WH18X28176, WH18X25896, WH18X25395, WH18X26794, WH18X28642, WH22X29349, 4958339, WH18X24379, WH18X24935, WH18X25298, WH22X28841, WH22X28845.

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I hear what you're saying, but I'm just posting what GE Appliance parts department told me. Sounds like I'm getting misinformation. I wish I could see the instructions online before I buy the board. They actually said that it doesn't need to be programmed.
 

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When I said that "they actually said" I was referring to GE.

I should mention that I haven't ordered the control board yet. I just want a comfort level of how to do this. I don't even know if this will fix my problem. I do have another inquiry. I understand how plug and play works, but what about the tubes that go to the board? How do I disconnect the tubes from the board? Do they just pull off?
 

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I just realized that the post #4 that you posted in this thread was not part of this thread. You must have taken it from a different thread from someone else. Even the model number is different.
 

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Click the link to the control board HERE which takes you to AppliancePartsPros and you will see a question and answer section, you can ask them and they will verify I'm correct.:)

If you don't feel comfortable replacing the board, or don't think that will fix it, by all means have a GE tech come out and fix it for you.

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I didn't say that you are not correct. I just mentioned what GE told me on the phone. When I mentioned misinformation, I was referring to GE, not you. As to replacing the board, I'm just trying to gain enough understanding to do it successfully. I've never done it before.
 
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