Hi, I have an LSE1000 and love it. I have replaced different parts on over the year. We knew the control panel was going to go a some point it was making a buzzing sound when it wasn't running. Well finally the touch buttons had to be pressed very hard to turn on the Washer or the dryer. Now it makes a buzz if press but no longer turns on machine. I am thinking it is the control board. Can you confirm?
Answer Innrry, The touchpad assembly 306292 is definitely part of the issue. The constant beep and pressure needed to select settings and start the machines. When you replace the assembly, make sure you transfer the white plastic spacers between the control board 33001048 and the touch pad assembly to the new part. " A built in self diagnostic test program can be initiated from the touch pad assembly. To call this program up : 1. Pess the washer OFF pad then the dryer OFF pad. 2. Press and hold the dryer signal ON/OFF pad. 3. Press the washer Regular Program pad(while still holding the dryer signal ON/OFF pad.) The cycle and option indicators will blink on and off. The washer display will show "- 18", the dryer display will show "88", and the speaker will sound four times. The indicator and readouts will continue to cycle on and off until the diagnostics check is terminated by pressing the dryer "OFF" pad." Once you install the new touch pad assembly, and conduct this test, you'll know if you need the control board or not.
The appliance repair person quoted over $400 to replace the control board and will give a 90 warranty on parts and labor. I wonder if I an replacee the washer unit and what length warranty should I expect?
Answer Hello Roz,
There is no reason why you cannot perform the repair yourself. More and more people are taking care of their own issues with assistance from folks like us. As far as the warranty goes, all parts sold by http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ carry a 365 day unconditional warranty, even on those parts that the manufacturer only covers for 90 days. All you have to do is call us for a return authorization and we will send you the shipping label for the return. Once we receive the part back, the refund will be issued.
The washer and dryer run perfectly, no problems except the dryer will not heat. It is no the thermal fuse and everything else has power going to it so what else can it be? Is it worth purchasing a new control panel and trying it?
Answer Sandi, Don't start at the control board, not yet anyway. You need to check the heater relay 306199 to see if it closes, and sends 120 VAC to the heater element 314503 and check the heater element for a "closed" circuit with a multi meter. Or visually inspect it for breaks, especially in the area of the insulators. The heater relay is mounted to the side of the "pedestal" where the motor mounts to the cabinet base.