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Error / Pause Affinity ATF7000

I have had this machine about a year, the machine stopped while on a cycle and flashes pause and err, I have tried to hit the start / cancel buttons simultaneously and I receive 3 beeps, otherwise the machine is unresponsive. Is this a control board issue? Please Help!

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    my washer doesn't start it continuously shows display err ,pau then shows minutes. i have hit cancel and every other button no matter what i do turn the knob press any button i get the same thing err then pau it will whow minutes of the setting like 56 but when i press start it displays err again and again. i just need to know how i can erase memory to start all over

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I had the issue with my Affinity ATF7000 washer displaying err pause err pause .... clicking any button would give me 3 beeps and lights would flash but would get no real error message. Repair man wanted to replace entire computer for $250 plus service call rate. So by dumb luck I did this and got it working.


1. Unplug washer

2. Take off top (screws on back)

3. Unplug connector to the pressure sensor (carefully). Looking at the washer it is mounted to the right side near the front and looks round when looking at it from the top.

4. Plug in the washer and it should display E31. E31 is just saying it cannot communicate with the pressure sensor (which makes sense because you unplugged it).

5. Unplug washer and reconnect pressure sensor.

6. Put top back on and plug in washer.

7. Washer should work but E31 error will remain in memory so if you do call a repair man he may think the pressure sensor needs to be replaced. There is a way to clear error codes but I could not get it to work.


This is my theory on why it worked. The computer program on the washer is stuck in a loop that will not allow the washer to function. When we unplug the pressure sensor we give it a real error and it exits the loop it is stuck in. I am a programmer by day so this may not make sense to some.

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Frigidare affinity washing machine, piece of crappola...

anyway, tried this fix with the unit unplugged, didn't work, tried it again with the power on (be carefull, it looks like there is a 110 volt relay in the latch unit), it worked (didn't wait six minutes, worked anyway).

To take the door seal off, on the outter edge (towards you when you are looking inside wondering if you should really do this) there is a small metal ring that goes all the way around. On the bottom of this ring there is a spring, take a small flat head screw driver and work it under the ring, lift it over the edge and the door seal will come off. (wifey figured this one out)

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OK i had this , 2 times, take the seal off and then take the door latch off and unhook all the plugs and wait 6 min then rehook everyhting and turn it back on and wait a couple min then try

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Hello Friend, this is Z. Thank you for your post!

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Hi Brooke, thank you for allowing me to assist you!

Often this happens because the washer door is not securely latch or the cycle has been interrupted. Try pressing "PAUSE/CANCEL" or "START/PAUSE" once to resume cycle. If the issue persists, try reprogramming the unit by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes and then turn the unit back on. If issue persists, then more than likely the unit has a faulty door latch, a communication error with the control board, or a potential wiring failure. You may wish to reach out to an appliance expert who is best equipped to pinpoint the exact problem, which can often save you funds and a headache.

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