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Frigidaire GLTF2940ES0 Seems to drain but will not spin. We ran diagnostic test and got code E5E which is a communicationproblem and to check the wiring between the control board and the speed control board. We know where control board is but cannot find a diagram with the speed control board listed.

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  • lmathis Jan 17, 2008

    Thanks for the help. Once we located the speed control board we noticed there was a wire unhooked. That fixed the problem.

    We were getting ready to order a control board, you saved us alot. Thanks so much for the help.

  • washerscout Feb 16, 2008

    I have the same problem except two broken shocks. tested everything according to the electrical test sheet that was hidden under the front panel. error code E5E shows up. Wiring seems to be ok between the top control board and the speed control next to motor. Motor tested out ok. Do not understand how to test the door lock and door safety switch. I have checked on a new control board and it is $125.00 but no one has one in stock. Most of the components on this machine is from Mexico or China the motor control is a Magnetek made in China. Called a technician and he does not have any means to check the components. I can swap parts as good as they can, if I can find an inexpensive place to buy parts.

  • brknwshr Feb 21, 2008

    I could hear the washer drain but it would not spin. The timer continued to count down to 1 minute and got stuck there. I cancelled the cycle and removed the wet clothes. I new something was wrong but just to see if it was a one time deal I tried to run a new cycle. I basically sounded like it tried to start but nothing futher happened. I ran a diagnostic and got what I though was ESE but after reading this page it was probably E5E. Can someone help.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    trying to find information to diagnose door switch or control board I don't want to be a professional parts changer. pump works but no spin



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Remove the bottom panel will find a tech sheet there with more specific instructions and the speed control bd is under the tub on the left hand side unplugged the unit before checking and the door lock is part of the com system turn the washer and see if the door lock light comes on try to open the door with the light on if you can that's where the problem is

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  • robert samples Jan 16, 2008

    oh also the washer will not spin a real light load as it cant sense the balance if it justs rocks add a few more clothes


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Thanks so much for the info. It saved us a lot of money. Thanks again!

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