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Washing machine won't drain

I have a frigidaire machine (not sure what model) it won't do anything after it fills up. I would think its the pressure switch but cant be sure. Is there a way to by past the switch so it goes on? Rather not spend money on parts if I'm not 100% thats the problem.

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  • simonvigneau May 16, 2009

    Now its not doing anything, just get a hummm sound from the motor.

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If it stops filling but doesn;t run it is your lid switch. if it runs but no agitation or spin it is the belt.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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    shinn8 May 17, 2009

    If it is humming then check your belt. if belt is ok then you likely have a transmission problem which is likely fatal

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