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Title: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: Neskowin on March 12, 2010, 12:21:16 PM
Hi, I seem to have a similar problem (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=4774.0). Our Duet Sport (WFW8300SW) washing machine died last night in the middle of a wash. I checked the wall socket - there is power (no fuses blown). I opened the top of the washer and checked at the input of "central control unit (CCU)" and at least one pair of wires (pink) there is ~120V. The machine is unresponsive. The door it locked with clothes inside.
Questions:
1) how do I manually open the door so that the clothes can be retrieved?
2) Is the CCU dead? If I need to replace it, is there part number for it?
3) If the CCU is OK, what else I can do to diagnose the problem?
Thank you
/jn
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: Neskowin on March 12, 2010, 02:02:30 PM
I managed to open the door by removing the bottom panel. The clothes were done - it looks like the machine died right after completing the wash or sometime in the night much later.

The system has no response. I will check the voltage at various points later today. If CCU needs to be replaced, I'd appreciate getting a part number for it and the approximate price I should expect to pay for it.

Thank you.
/jn
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: MajorApp on March 12, 2010, 03:15:59 PM
Enter your model number in the box at the left of this forum to locate parts.
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: JWWebster on March 12, 2010, 04:04:19 PM
You could try leaning against the door so the latch will release a bit easier, a piece of clothing might be jamming it.
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: RAH52 on March 12, 2010, 07:40:21 PM
J.W have you ever fixed a front load washer . I've repaired too many to count and have never seen the clothes jamming scenario .LOL
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: JWWebster on March 12, 2010, 08:43:34 PM
You never know, I read it some where. What would you do remove the bottom panel and reach up and yank the emergency rip cord?

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Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: Neskowin on March 13, 2010, 01:24:10 PM
I just ordered the CCU. As soon as I get, I will try it out and report back. Thanks.
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: Neskowin on March 29, 2010, 02:20:16 PM
I received the new CCU last weekend. I installed it and now the washing machine is back to normal operation. We have done many loads since then and it seems to be working fine.

I find it surprising that the CCU would die out so soon. Are there know issues with it?

Thanks
/s
Title: Re: duet sport stopped working door locked
Post by: AJ on March 29, 2010, 02:25:55 PM
Glad to hear you got it repaired.  O0
Could you post the part number of the of the CCU that you used?

Thanks for the update.