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Old 11-26-2018, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fix again, or replace? Wash machine...

What does pirate say? This past December my lg washer shit the bed, the power control board died. After 3 weeks of dealing with a useless repair guy it was finally fixed. It died again last week. It appears to have the same problem, no power and won't even light up. If it is the power control board again, it will run me roughly $340 a second time in under a year. Lg only warranties parts for 90 days.

So, do I spend the cash to have it fixed and hope it doesn't die again? Or do I buy a new, different one? I liked the LG but it didn't even last 5 years, any other brand anyone recommend? I'd prefer a front load over top load.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would drop-kick it down the driveway and replace with a basic unit with minimal electronics and maybe even a mechanical timer - if such models still exist.
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That was probably a month ago. Or last week. If I thought fixing it would get me a few more years I'd go that way, but the first fix didn't last a year.

Anyone know what would cause a power control board to just up and die?
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That was probably a month ago. Or last week. If I thought fixing it would get me a few more years I'd go that way, but the first fix didn't last a year.

Anyone know what would cause a power control board to just up and die?
On other appliances, I have seen shit like undersized Zener diodes on the board. Replacing six puny crappy units with one oversized big'un solves the problem. I have no idea about your machine.

The point is, it could be something stupid / simple. But you kind of need to play science experiment to find out.

On the units in question, which I seem to recall were Sears dryers, I deduced the issue by noting photos of replacement boards to what cam in the machine. New boards were $$$. I replaced the zeners as described; the repair cost me something like five bucks in parts.
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Thought I was saving money over the years always troubleshooting and fixing my own shit...... but last time I had enough and bought the base model speed queen. Best decision ever.
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I still have a old Maytag washer and dryer my parents bought in 1985 after a flood wiped out the old stuff. I repair them as needed, which is very rare. I was offered a nearly new computerized set from the estate of a family member who died, I turned it down. If this Speed Queen stuff is comparable to my old fashioned set, I'd definitely go that route. Simple is better for shit like washing clothes that is only complicated if you make it that way. Make something like a washer, lawn mower or oven complicated and it becomes an unreliable piece of shit, especially if it's made in chinkistan.
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I've had the same Maytag washer and dryer for 23 years. Other than basic cleaning and one set of belts I haven't had to do anything else.
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I've had mine about 10 years now and hope to be burried in them.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Download the troubleshooting guide, buy parts online and save some money.
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I still have a old Maytag washer and dryer my parents bought in 1985 after a flood wiped out the old stuff. I repair them as needed, which is very rare. I was offered a nearly new computerized set from the estate of a family member who died, I turned it down. If this Speed Queen stuff is comparable to my old fashioned set, I'd definitely go that route. Simple is better for shit like washing clothes that is only complicated if you make it that way. Make something like a washer, lawn mower or oven complicated and it becomes an unreliable piece of shit, especially if it's made in chinkistan.
I'm with you. The issue is that today's units have eschewed mechanical controls for electronic, and proprietary control boards fail before anything else, are expensive, and after a while are NLA in any case.

I guess electronic controls are less expensive to produce.

The latest Speed Queen - bottom two models - seem the same unit with the ability to access additional functions on the control board. I'll bet it is the same board with different bits flipped.

Are real, mechanical washers and dryers still made? In this country, that is!
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I’m on my 3rd set of CL specials for $50 for the pair get them out of here deals, in just under 20 years and abuse the shit out of them.

A washing machine shouldn’t have a motherboard or any other kinds of boards to fill a container with water, spin it, pump it, and stop when it’s done.
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Winner winner, makes the laundry room look like 1983 but we love ours.
Yep, we have a warehouse full of them that no one will buy because they aren't sexy.....that and GE and Whirlpool give bigger spifs.

Very dependable machines,just make sure you scrub the tub with simple green before using it. Apparently there is an oil/grease in the tub for shipping to prevent rust and can funk your clothes up.
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My washer and dryer are probably 30 years old. I love them. When one of them dies ill hop on craiglist and have a 50-75.00 used replacement in under and hour.

Every woman I know has a 2400-5000 set up and they have all had issues, replaced them and the most annoying bs is leaving the front load washer door open so you knock your knees into it every time you enter from the garage.

Fuck that new stuff with shit parts and control boards.

A warranty makes them feel good till they cant wash crap for a week or two and need to be home during the day for the repair tickets.



My elderly lady next door asked me and I talked her into the speed Queens based on the raves on here. She is beyond happy.
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For the speed frea... queen fans, can you get a king size blanket in one? Capacity is an issue. I've been looking at maytag tonight as I can get them through work. I know my mom has one that's going on at least 15 years now. Anyone have a newer one?

I've half been considering a cl special, figure with the holiday sales people will be replacing and upgrading. Honestly all the options for how I want to wash what is kind of nice, I just need it to last.

As for the current lg, I'm guessing it's one or two parts on the board now, and by time I figure it out, eleventeen other things will be fucked. I'd like to try and fix it, but yeah
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Fix again, or replace? Wash machine...

What model? I have a LG control head Iíll give you if it works.

Other than that trash it and buy new.


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Old 11-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Head down to Grebes in Wausau and pick up a speedqueen. We had fancy washer and dryer and we shit canned them for a set of speedqueens. No regrets. Yes my wife can fit our king size comforter in the washer.

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Speed Queens need to step their capacity game up. 3.4 cu ft just doesn't cut it anymore.
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