The circuit control board in your washing machine is an important component.  Most all functions of the washing machine are controlled by the circuit control board.


Always use caution while handling a circuit board.  If the circuit board is held into the washers control panel with plastic clips, use only enough pressure that is needed to snap and secure the board into place.  You should never force or bend a circuit board to try and make it fit, instead, you should pry up on the retainer clips that secure the circuit board into place on the washing machine panel.  Always handle the circuit board by its edges, if you grab and apply pressure to the face of the board you can bend, break or damage the small delicate components that make up the circuit control board.  The same goes for disconnecting and connecting any of its power supply or wire harness connections.