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Author Topic: Whirlpool WTW5500XW flashing lid lock  (Read 5526 times)

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Re: Whirlpool WTW5500XW flashing lid lock
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2015, 10:16:55 AM »

My experience with the VMW has shown frequent problems with the wiring harness. Particularly the point where it is zip tied to the tub, front left side. It seems they tightened the zip ties too tight and after a period of time the wires tend to wear into at the point under the zip tie. Tilt the washer back and look at the harness. Be sure and unplug it first, I tugged at this point one time and it shorted out right in my face. This caused a small leak into my fruit of the looms. This bad wiring connection causes all kinds of symptoms and can be intermittent. Attached is a photo of the culprit.
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