Frigidare washer hums loudly and doesn't fill with water
Today I went to start the washer and when I pulled out the knob to get it going it didn't do anything. I unplugged it and tested the outlet, it
has power. I plugged the machine in and still nothing.
I went through the steps on the lid and when I close the lid and pull
the knob the machine hums (so it is getting power) but doesn't do
anything else. It won't fill with water no matter what cycle it is on and it just hums really loud -doesn't even spin, but sounds like it is spinning, any idea what it could be?
Re: Frigidare washer hums loudly and doesn't fill with...
I figured out what was wrong with it. We narrowed it down to the pump or the timer. We determined that since the machine was spinning when the lid was down and it was spinning no matter where the dial was set, we figured it had to be the timer.
We did have one issue getting the dial off the washer. The trick to it was to remove the pin from the middle of the timer and the dial just came right off.
It was an easy fix really and the timer cost us $95.00 Hope this helps someone else in the future.
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If water is in tub and the control tries to drain tub but water doesn't drain, then the unit will not operate. Most LG have a drain pump clean out located behind the access door on lower side of washer. Open the door and you will see a black tube with a cap and a round knob. First, get a bucket, pull the black tube slightly out and remove cap. The water in the tub will start to drain and you may have to fill bucket many times to get all water out. Next, unscrew knob and a little screen will pull out. Inspect this screen and inside of pump chamber. Your looking for any thing that could block the pump. If pump hums and still doesn't drain, the drain pump is more than likely bad. Good Luck
Love your doggie! THe loud sound sounds like the motor, but the control panel is not letting the cycle begin. Sensing means it is looking for water to begin filling the machine. If there is no water going into the machine this means that the solenoid that allows water to enter the machine is not opening the valve or maybe, YOU DIDN"T TURN ON THE WATER AT THE FAUCETS!
Generally you could have two problems. Number one may be a sticking water solonoid that doesn't want to close after the fill cycle has stopped. Number two, if the machine has not started to agitate the clothes that means the timer has not reached that part of the cycle and is stuck in the fill mode. My guess is number two would be more likley, the timers **** out nowand then.
Hope that helps
If it doesn't fill it won't start any other cycle unless you move it ahead yourself. If it hums I am thinking it is trying to fill. Sounds like the valve is turning on to let water in but it is not getting through. My washer has a screen where the hoses go on and sometimes the screen becomes plugging with scale. If that is ok then the solenoid must be coming on but the valve is stuck. Does neither hot or cold settings work? Please rate my answer so I am rewarded points for it.
Either the control board or the motor has gone bad. Here is the diagnostic mode to run to look for the errors.
The diagnostic test is performed by using the Program
Knob. To START THE TEST:
• On non-digital display models, turn the
Program Knob to start position, Drain/Spin.
• On digital display models, turn the Program
Knob to start position, Touch Up.
• Press Pause/Cancel to turn off LEDs.
• Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Option and
Pause Cancel buttons until LEDs start
sequentially chasing, then release buttons.
1. All the LEDs will sequentially light. Pressing a
button below a light cluster will light all the LEDs in
that cluster at one time to confirm functionality.
2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the
start position. The hot water solenoid will activate
and hot water should enter through the detergent
3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start
position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and
cold water should enter through the bleach
4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start
position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids
will activate and cold water should enter through the
5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start
position. The door lock solenoid will activate.
6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start
position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and
the loading door can be opened.
7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start
position. The washer will fill and tumble.
8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start
position. The washer will fill and spin (leakage test).
9. Turn the program knob (8) clicks from the start
position. The drain pump and door lock solenoid will
activate and the washer will operate in high spin.
SAFETY WARNING: If power is removed during this
test, the door can be opened. To prevent injury, DO
NOT put your hands inside when the tub is rotating.
10. Turn the program knob (9) clicks from the start
position. The control will signal the last error code.
Repost the error codes here.
Sounds like something in pump. This is causing motor to hum and not turn. Motor is going off on thermal overload. This is why the humming stops. It may be possible for you to tilt washer back and access pump. Remove clip on bottom and top and pull pump off motor. Try and turn pump. Remove hoses and see if you can see obstruction.