Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


WASHER WILL NOT START:

Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (or replace the fuse) if necessary.

Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start.

Door Interlock The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself.

Timer Knob Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly.

Push start switch may need to be tested with a multi meter for continuity OHMS should show a closed circuit when pushed in or turned on.
The start switch on some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in


Overheating If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings.
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All washing machines use a motor that is responsible for spinning and agitating during the cleaning cycle. Many top load brands use a reversing motor which means the motor spins in one direction for agitating and another for spinning and draining. If the motor does not start, but makes a humming or buzzing noise then it may be defective. To verify if the motor is at fault, remove the drive and /or pump belts and then try to start the motor again. On direct drive models, you will have to disengage the pump and the direct drive coupling to the transmission. If the motor starts, then the problem is with the transmission or the pump and can be further diagnosed by reconnecting each one individually. If the motor does not start or continues to hum or buzz, then it will need to be replaced

Lastly CONTROL BOARD

If the control board does not provide the proper voltage to the drive motor, fill valve, drain motor or door lock then the washer may not start. The main control board on most washers is complicated and difficult to diagnose without proper test equipment and procedures. You can visually inspect the control for signs of electrical arcing or burned or damaged components on the board. You should use caution when replacing a control board as sometimes the burned components are caused by external component failures.




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Frigidaire... | Answered on May 15, 2015 | 56 views


BAD INLET VALVE

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 60 views


LOUD NOISES IN washing MACHINE;

LOT OF THINGS TO CHECK, THE BELT LOOSE OR WORN, THE CLUTCH, THE TRANNY, THE BEARINGS BOTH TUB SEAL AND BEARING, THE REAR DRUM BEARING,

THE DRIVE PULLEY- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it.
THE TRANSMISSION, THE MOTOR COUPLER, THE MOTOR DRIVE BEARINGS,
THE DRIVE MOTOR- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced.

The drive coupling connects the motor to the transmission and consists of two plastic drive forks with a rubber coupling between them. One of the drive forks is attached to the drive motor shaft and the other is attached to the transmission input shaft. As the motor shaft rotates, the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the torque to prevent the forks from breaking. Normal use will create wear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks may slip and cause a vibrating noise. If the transmission seizes or if the spin basket cannot turn freely, then the coupling may fail and again you may experience a vibrating noise. Most models will require you to remove the cabinet to access the drive coupler. Disconnect power from the appliance before attempting any repairs.


If the washer is making a loud noise the drain pump might be going bad or might have something caught in it. Remove the drain pump from the washer and inspect it carefully. Look for anything that might be caught in it, a piece of wire, plastic, etc. If nothing is wrong with the pump, but it's still noisy it will have to be replaced.

Front load washers often use a self contained electric drain pump and the motor may be worn or damaged and require the complete pump to be replaced. Remove any foreign objects or replace the worn or damaged pump, thencarefully tighten the hose clamps and check for leaks before installing the cabinet or front panel.

All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet




Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 64 views


BAD HOSE SOMEWHERE

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 30 views


top load or front load?

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015 | 22 views


possibly bad counter weights

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015 | 293 views


Hey friend, thank you for your post!

I understand that the start button on your Frigidaire washer continues to flash. This could be indication that the control panel has been paused or is miscommunicating. I would recommend performing a reset on your washer and you can do that by flipping the household circuit breaker off for roughly ten minutes. If you continue to receive blinking lights your control panel may need to be replaced. This however is not a simple DIY job and I would advise you to contact a professional technician for proper repairs. If you do not have a professional contact I would suggest looking over your manufacturer's website. Hopefully this helps to some degree. -Matt

Frigidaire... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015 | 197 views


Hi friend, thanks for your post!
I see that your Frigidaire washer is not washing or spinning but everything else is working properly. I would advise you to check over the drain hose, make sure it is not restricted or too far down the drain pipe. If that checks out it could be a possible problem with your motor or control panel. One of those components could need to be replaced and for proper replacement I would recommend assistance from a technician to have a proper diagnosis completed. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 13, 2014 | 107 views


Good Afternoon Friend, thank you for allowing me to assist you!

If you washer is not spinning, more than likely is because your washer cannot properly drain and dispose of the water and detergent solution. Does your washer make a humming noise? If so, the drainage hose/pump may be clogged and needs to be cleaned. If not, your washer may possibly be experiencing an issue with the door lock assembly, faulty pump, motor, timer or control board not communicating correctly. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair your appliance. Best! - Z

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014 | 75 views


Good Morning Friend, that's a great question!

In order to provide you the correct size capacity of your Frigidaire front load washer, I would need your model number please. You can normally locate the serial tag (which lists your model number) on the upper front, as you open the door. Thank you and I look forward to further assisting you! - Z

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 08, 2014 | 284 views


Hello friend, I appreciate your post!

I understand your having an issue with the bleach dispenser of your Frigidaire front load washer. I would like to ask a couple of additional questions to better assist you. Is it not dispensing bleach? If you add fabric softener does it do the same thing? Finally, what is your model number so I may be able to proceed further? Normally you can locate the serial tag (which lists your model number) on the upper front of the door frame. Thank you for the post and I look forward to assisting you. -Matt

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jul 24, 2014 | 71 views


Good Morning Friend,

I understand you are trying to remove the boot on your Frigidaire washer, model# GLTF1670A. Typically, this is not a do it yourself repair, as there are no step by step instruction manuals. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They have been trained on your appliance and should be able to change out the boot with ease. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 51 views


Tub support bearing failure is common in front loaders.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 01, 2014 | 19 views


Must be a problem with your timer switch.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 13, 2014 | 36 views


Good Morning Carol, thank you for allowing me to assist you!

Often when your washer does not spin, it is because your appliance cannot properly drain and dispose of the water and detergent solution. Does your washer make a humming noise as well? If so, the drainage hose/pump may be clogged and needs to be cleaned. If not, your washer may possibly be experiencing an issue with the door lock assembly, faulty pump, timer or control board not communicating correctly. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair your washer.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 03, 2014 | 110 views


Good Morning lzook, thank you for your post!

I understand you are seeking a Parts Manual and Wiring Diagram for your Frigidaire washer, GLET1041AS1. I have located information about your washer on the manufacturer website. I hope this information helps to some degree. If there is anything else that I can help you with, please feel free to reconnect!

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013 | 149 views


Good Afternoon Oliver, I am happy to assist you!

Do you mean your washer is not spinning? If so, your washer probably cannot properly drain and dispose of the water and detergent solution. Does the unit make a humming noise? If so, the drainage hose/pump may be clogged and needs to be cleaned. If not, the washer may possibly be experiencing an issue with the door lock assembly, faulty pump, timer or control board not communicating correctly. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair the unit.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 08, 2013 | 82 views


Hello Bruce - The drawer requires two valves to open to dispenser: the bleach valve and the wash valve. If one fails, it will not fill the softener compartment. If there isn't any cold water supplied to the unit, it will not rinse the softener or the detergent. Possibly the washer may have a faulty water valve or an incorrect water supply to the unit. Also, if the softener dispenser cap is not installed properly, that can cause it to not rinse out as well. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I personally recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair the unit.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 31, 2013 | 105 views


Hi , try to check timer small motor .,also available in appliances store.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 19, 2013 | 548 views

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