The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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won't power on unless unplugged then plugged in

washer will not power on unless you unplug from wall power outlet and let set about 5 min then plug back in to power and will start then

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Try the following---when the washer will not "wake-up"...

1) Press the START button at each corner (north/south/east/west). If the washer CONTROL PANEL "wakes-up" reliably at any position---check the START button. Does it look crooked/out-of-position compared to the POWER button?

If so---replace the CONTROL PANEL COVER.

2) If the START button looks normal---replace the DISPLAY BOARD.

3) Tap/bang on the washer at the top/left/rear corner (without damaging the sheetmetal or paint finish).

If the CONTROL PANEL "wakes-up"---replace the MAIN BOARD (sticking Power Relay).

Please let us know your results.

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banging did it - sticky relay!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you

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