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Is there suppose to be a spin cycle between the wash cycle and the rinse cycle on the LTF8000. My three week old machine does not and leaves soapy water during the final spin.

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  • bdeacy Jul 29, 2009

    Thank you for your prompt response. I did see that it is a reversing tumbling water pump-out but then only some small amount of water pours in from the top - not much and this repeats a few times but the soap is still there as it goes into final spin and there are times when the spin is noisy an sounds like something is vibrating and it does nopt sound like the clothes basket but something in or near the motor. We are careful not to over soap and we use HE soapas recommended. We first noticed this on the sanitary cycle where it did not even do a final spin.

  • bdeacy Jul 29, 2009

    Thank You Dennis,

    I did prepare another response but it disapperared from my computer although you may have received it anyway. The machine is only three weeks old and we have only used the recommended biodegradable liquid soap in the specified amounts so there should not be any clogged soap in the lines. Apparently the rinse cycle is not suffucient to remove the soap. Further, how do we explain why there was no final spin cycle at the end of the long sanitary cycle?

  • bdeacy Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks for now! I'll let you know how this gets resolved. Have a nice day

  • bdeacy Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks for the quick answer. I am still working on an answer as to why there was no spin at all at the end of the sanitary cycle and why there is still soap in the rinse cycle and final spin when I did not put soap in the machine. I think that the clothes are holding soap and that the rinse is insufficient.

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Depending on the unit - there is usualy not much of a spin between wash & rins..
Some machines have a slow spin just before rinse..
I dont think you have anything to worry about..

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Its not usually a real spin cycle it is more of a water pump out cycle of the wash water. the drum does rotate to achieve this of course but not usually strong enough to completely remova ALL water from the clothes

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  • dennis bullard Jul 29, 2009

    I see! This is a front load . But the problem will be the same .

    Let me try to explain what and why this may be happening. On the pump out cycle it pumps or appears to pump out most of the water, but as it slows ( thinking that it has completed its cycle due to the water sensor) it has back slosh and so water is returned to the basin.So if one was to inspect the inside there will be soapy water still unpumped from the machine.

    Now to the usual cause. the pump is encrusted with built up sludge from soap powder. Most times this pump has to be taken apart by a technichian and the pump replaced as well as the seals.

    Sometimes it can be fixed by running a very hot wash cycle without cloths ( if it has a suds return function bring the water back and run it from wash again. After sevral washes it should begin the wash out some of the restrictive soap buildup.

    If this does not help to improve the problem it will require proper intervention.

    How to avoid this in future... use a liquid soap ( Biodegradable is best ( new earth brand) and less of the soap powder types as these are the worst offenders and sell a lot of pumps for the repairshop.

    Do hope this is helpful to you

    dennis


  • dennis bullard Jul 29, 2009

    ohh! that makes it different How did i miss that!! I must go home and rest i think 14e hours on duty has sogged my obeservation powers

    Well if it isn;t soap then the only conclusion i could possibly arrive at is that some small object a little more than just lint is occluding the pump out (.tissues?) these are often left in pockets and disintegrate sufficiently to cause blockages.

    Regarding the loss of final spin , yes that is a definite problem that needs to be addressed. i assume you experience this all the time. If it has not done this properly from new, then i would be asking for it to be rectified by the repair people from the place you bought it. the machine is under warranty and one would it to work correctly when it is new. failure of one of the solenoids in the program is dysfunctional and needs rectification






  • dennis bullard Jul 29, 2009

    Found this on another site ...

    The reason the washer won’t spin is due to the either of the latches on the door.

    This model uses a two stage lock that latches the door when the
    load starts, and then when it is time to spin, the second lock engages
    to ensure the door is properly secured prior to beginning the spin.
    When this second lock engages, it also closes a set of switch contacts
    (the auxiliary door switch) telling the control board the door is
    closed and locked. If for some reason this switch is not closed, the
    washer will tumble during what would normally be the spin cycle until
    the entire cycle is complete.

    On the entire Frigidaire ATFxxxxxxx line of front load washers, if the secondary door lock fails,
    the unit will not spin. If you suspect this is the reason your washer
    is not spinning, do a check of the error log and you will find an E47
    error has been logged. This error indicates the control board thinks
    the wax motor has failed because the auxiliary switch never closed. The
    customer will not see this error in the display, but it will be stored
    in memory. A quick resistance check of the wax motor will tell you if
    it has failed. Expect 1K to 1.5K of resistance from most of the wax
    motor heaters.



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