Question about Frigidaire FTF530FS Front Load Washer
My machine which is about 7 years old just started to not spin when its' supposed to. I took the back off and if I manually help it move then the motor takes over and it spins fine. Seems like it is not getting enough juice to initiate the turning. There is also a mild electric shock coming off the motor spindle. Doe's this mean the motor is fried or is it the spin control board (maybe a capacitor)? Any ideas would be appreciated. Oh I did clean out a couple of quarters before the pump assembly, but it did seem to be draining OK anyway. There is also a little chirp sound when the motor starts up, wondered if it could be the belt causing the problem. It does spin up to speed even fast spin no problem there. Thanks, Graham.
Look at the connector from the wire harness to the motor connector...I had the same problem(mild shock,had to help the motor to spin)wires in the connector were a little brittle and black. Bypassed the connector-works fine!
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
Grahamw, don't know if I should get in the middle of this one but it sounds like your timer is stalling. If you can manually advance it and the tumble and spin will work, this may be the case. Frigidaire had an issue with this model where electrical noise generated by the timer contacts opening and closing sends a corrupt signal to the motor controller. The controller, which removes or applies nuetral line voltage to the timer motor places it in a standby condition. By manually turning the timer or by unplugging the washer the electrical noise is discharged. The washer works again until the noise interferes again. They fixed this problem by adding 3 jumpers on the controller to eliminate the noise. Part number 134306000. I have run into this on several occasions. I also had to replace the whole harness on several occasions. With all the parts you already changed out, I hope this sincerely helps you. Catriver.
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
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