Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
We do not pack the clothes into the washer and we have set the spin cycle from high to low and yet our clothes are being ripped inside of the washer. They come out with the rubber on the clothes as if the rubber was burned onto the clothes with the holes being in the same area. I know someone else with the same washer having the same problem. My warranty is expired! What could it be?
Frigidaire washer sucks. I'm tired of this useless machine ripping my clothes. You need to change your bellows(boot) kits around the door on front load. I have changed this kit twice now and each time, I spent $200 in repair fees. I wished I never bought this washer. Will never recommend to anyone i know.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
We have a Frigidaire AFT6000FS front load washer. We started using this washer about 2 months ago. Today when I was doing wash I noticed several holes in one of my wifes tops. I see this problem was listed several times by other people who own Frigidaire washers.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
SOLUTION- simple fix for 99% of you out there that don't want to spend $1000 on a new machine. Place your garments in a mesh bag. I bought several of them from Target for a few dollars and place all of my delicate and nicer items in the bag for wash. It works well for only a few dollars and a minute of your time.
Posted on Jun 01, 2011
I have started finding pairs of small holes (about 1/4" wide) in clothes, mostly in older t-shirts but also a duvet cover. The washer is almost 2 years old (out of warranty). I ran my hand along the entire inside of the drum, and found several things that had gotten trapped in the tiny crack under the ridge of the drum, or the slightly bigger crack where the spinning drum meets the stationary back wall. Very thin plastic and metal that is in your pockets can fall out and slip into these spaces. Most of what I found was plastic, but there also was a metal paper clip lodged in the crack at the back. I suspect this is what caused the damage - the cracks aren't big enough to grab onto fabric by themselves. If you have this problem, I recommend running your hand over the edges of the drum in front and in back, and also along the ridges that run across the middle.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
Same problem. I just talked to Fridgidaire and they said they have no recall for the washer. I have tried smaller loads and everything. We lose a garment a wash load lately! Fridgidaire needs to step up to the plate and recall the part and fix it!
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
I have a Frigidaire ATF 600 Affinity Washer that has been destroying our clothes since I purchased it in May 2008. The clothes obviously get caught between the front gasket and the drum and holes are burned into the clothing in the spin cycle. This is just another big corporate American company, denying a problem - blaming me for overloading the machine!! It s a nightmare and what these *******'s that manage companies like this is that I will never, ever buy another Frigidaire product of any kind. GE is another example of how not to do business. Do they turn profits?? Hell yes, buy buying nad building **** and marketing it to decive, then sell extended warranties and deny coverage, and lay off workers, right before the end of the year like clock work to reduce costs and show a profit to their share holders. - Do I need to repeat that? - Spread the word
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
I also have a problem with the frigidaire front load dryer that goes with this washer has ripped nearly three hundred dollars in clothing in less than 6 months. Everyone says this is the first time they have ever seen this happen when I call them, then they accused us of over loading. even after they said they fixed the problem the last 6 times I sent it in for repairs. I say we should all get soemthign from thsi crap.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
I have had the SAME problem with the Frigidaire front load washer ripping my clothes....it is doing that burning rubber ripping thing that many people are posting about!! DO NOT GET THIS!!!! Front loaders are just pretty to look at, stick with the old school washer and dryers because these new ones will RUIN your clothes!! It has ruined COUNTLESS clothes of mine and my husbands!!!!
Posted on May 30, 2010
Same problem here. It's put holes in several pieces of clothing and torn to shreds a few others. Pieces then get sucked into pump and clog it so it won't drain. Word to anyone looking for a machine - DO NOT BUY THE FRIGIDAIRE AFFINITY!
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Same here and I just went and bought a top loader. The Affinity is out in the Garage and I posted this POS on Craigslist with a clear report of the issue.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
I have the same problem. The washer is ripping clother with the gray rubber being burned into the fabric. Now, the entier gasket tore and the wash water ran out all over the floor.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
My frigidaire front load washer is also ripping my clothes and my clothes are getting caught between the drum in the front of washer.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
Everything Frigidaire is JUNK as well as what they make for others...solution do not buuy Frigidaire.
Many many years ago when they were General Motors Frigidaire they were quality but not the Electrolux Frigidaire is a piece of junk-expensive BUT made very cheap-
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
The gasket is the problem. After awhile the gasket gets soft and grabs onto the clothes. Try spraying silicone on the gasket befor each load.....seems to help.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
Same here....I am tired of losing an article a week....I thought It might be the dryer...but Watched this load and same...looks burnt and has holes! Small load as well! Mine is about 4.5 years old....did not start until 2 years ago! off and on!
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
We have the exact smae problem! Our frididaire washer alsoo sucks! It is ripping all my clothes! Is anyone having any luck getting in touch with Frigidaire about replacing the waher?!
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
We have the same issue holes in our clothes. We don't overload this as we thought that might be the issue. Doesn't see to help. I will be calling Frigidaire to see what they say. Maybe a letter to one of the news organizations would help.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
We have the same problem. Our affinity frigidaire front loader washer has put holes in hundreds of dollars of our clothing with the rubber residue marks left on the clothing. It doesn't matter if the load is big or small. I am assuming that the clothing is getting caught in the rubber boot and twisting the clothing until it puts holes in them. We have also had issues with smaller items such as socks and underwear getting sucked in between the drum and wall and getting lodged into the rubber boot and stops the load from draining. Good thing my husband is handy or else we would have spent over a thousand dollars in repairs because it has happened 4 or 5 times. I have tried using the small garment bags for socks and underwear but those even get caught and torn especially buy the zipper. I will never buy another front loader.
Posted on Jun 04, 2016
I have checked clothes in without hole out with and fridgedaire says they have never had a complaint before that i am the first. some of you say that you've talked to them. my machine is less than a year old and i'm going to call service techs every day i say any one with this kind of machine and this problem lets band together and wear there phones out. we can all do it together!!
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hey friend, thank you for your post!
I see that your Frigidaire washer, FWT449GFS2 is not entering the final high spin cycle. It is possible that you could have a defective motor or timer. Since it could be any one of these underlying issues I would recommend you having a professional come out to the home for the repair of your washer. -Matt
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