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E59 Error on Frigidaire front loader - won't spin

Have a Frigidaire front loader that has had approximately 5 repairs in last 4 years. No, it won't spin;sounds like it is draining. And I hear clicking like it is trying to do something, but no spin. Noticed, because it stops on normal wash cycle when about 18 minutes left. Also won't spin on drain and spin cycle. Please help. Also have an error code of e59 - no tacho signal for 3 seconds. What does this mean?

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I finally solved this same problem on mine error code E59 and the main symptom of the drum never spinning even right at the beginning of the load cycle. I did Test 12 based on the following link: (MAKE SURE THE POWER CORD IS UNPLUGGED TO THE MACHINE) I found that the motor was fine which meant the problem was with the speed control board. On my speed control board there are 3 locations that connectors plug into it. Make sure these are all firmly connected. One of the three is a very weak press fit connection clamping over the edge of the circuit board. This had wiggled loose on my machine from all the dancing across the concrete floor in the basement this machine does. I pressed this connection in firmly, put everything back together and it started working like new!

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Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • jy13 Jul 17, 2012

    Thanks jbljbljbl73 -- your solution worked for me and you just saved me $$. As soon as I inspected the plugs going into the speed control board, I saw that one was not connected. My only further suggestion to others is to look at the contact points in the circuit board (see manual referenced above; p. 88, step 8). I had a little trouble finding the contact points (I didn't take the speed control board out; I did it by "feel") until I looked at the picture of the circuit board in the manual. Once I saw the picture, it took me about 30 seconds to reconnect the plug.


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Replace the main control board.but check they drain pump and makke sure there is nothing stuck in the drain pump.

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  • seth adams Sep 27, 2009

    there may be something stuck inside the drain pump.remove the drain hoses fro the pump and look inside for anything that may be stopping may also have a bad drain pump. last thing would be you need to replace the main control board



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