I have a front loading washer with a bad motor control board ($300 part). Upon inspecting, I think I may have found the culprit. It was difficult to get a good picture, and the compression doesn't do it any good, either. You can see the little metal part with char marks that seem to join two traces (it seems that the two traces each have a 1000 uF capacitor). The rest of the board has SM resistors, diodes, and transistors. I can identify them by their labels. The burnt component has several "sisters" that are either the same width or more narrow. The unidentified components look like they are taped to the PCB. I can't seem to find a schematic; I am sure the mfr would rather me replace than repair. There is a light to heavy epoxy coating all over the back (wet service); I haven't had much luck testing with my multimeter to see if similar components have any resistor or diode properties.