Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
This can also be a shock issue. Generally when a bearing goes, you will also hear a "growling" noise when it goes into spin. If you are hearing the loud growling or grinding then definatly consider the bearings.
If not, take a look at the shocks. To test them, run your washer in spin with the front kick panel off (two screws hold it on into the front). If you can see your tub "bottoming out" on the shocks then you have your answer.
The shocks are easy enough to replace. Depending on which way the pins were put in you may need to remove the rear panel.
There are 2 white pins that hold the shock in place (one on the tub and one in the bottom of the cabinet).
There is a locking tab on each of the pins. The easiest way to get the pin out is to use a deep 1/2 socket. Place this on the tappered side of the pin. Go around to the other side and use a pair of vise grips (locking adjustable pliers) and pull the pin out. Do this on the top and bottom.
When replacing the pins it can sometimes be difficult to push them in. Use a long extension from a socket set and place it in the "rim" of the pin and use that as leverage to push in the plastic pin.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Most likely this will be the drum bearings.
Quite often bearing failure is due to a faulty drum shaft seal which allows a small amount of water through and in to the bearings. The bearings then start to rust, which then accelerates the wear on the bearings.
Replacing the bearings needs well above average DIY skills to do, so unless you feel confident to tackle the job, can get hold of a tech manual, and can get hold of new bearings, it's time to call an engineer.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The load is out of balance. Open the lid and redistribute the contents. When it's empty, grab the basket and give it a slight push sideways. It should move a little but, not free swing. If it doesn't have much resistance, the "snubber" has dried out and should be replaced. It is simply a piece of rubber in a metal bracket, that rests on the tub. When the basket spins,the snubber keeps it from jumping around.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
Need more information to make an accurate diagnosis, try removing the front panel (two screws at bottom) and visually check first the belt (all the way around) and then the springs that hold the tub suspended.
I would bet on the belt.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
when belt was changed did you find the old belt to be oiley . it maybe leaking oil from trans . and the belt will keep failing till oil leak is corrected.. mm
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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