Question about Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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Issue with a Frig. front load

This front load washer is starting and running for approx. 10 seconds then shuts off, after a few minutes it does the same thing - over and over again. Someone told me to check to make sure the magnet was in place and it is. The timer actually moves as well like its doing what it should be. Water starts to come in as well. Any idea's???

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  • JNBApp Feb 13, 2008

    sorry - its a GLTF2940ES

  • JNBApp Feb 13, 2008

    Its not the motor - it shuts down before the motor even has a chance to come on. The water starts to fill and then it shuts off, timer keeps moving - starts to fill again and shuts off - this is the weirdest thing I ever seen. Any other ideas?

  • JNBApp Feb 14, 2008

    sorry but I checked the drain hose and its not that either. It allows it to fill for 10 seconds at a time, if I change the cycles it does what ever I tell it to but for only 10 seconds at a time - spin, fill, drain - doesn't matter what it is , it only runs about 10 seconds and stops, over and over. Like I said, this is a weird one!

  • JNBApp Feb 14, 2008

    sorry but I checked the drain hose and its not that either. It allows it to fill for 10 seconds at a time, if I change the cycles it does what ever I tell it to but for only 10 seconds at a time - spin, fill, drain - doesn't matter what it is , it only runs about 10 seconds and stops, over and over. Like I said, this is a weird one!

  • JNBApp Feb 15, 2008

    I am so sorry to tell you this but this isnt the solution either. zits not the timer or the board. They have been replaced already. I told you this was a weird one.

  • JNBApp Feb 15, 2008

    I am so sorry to tell you this but this isnt the solution either. Its not the timer or the board. They have been replaced already. I told you this was a weird one.

  • JNBApp Feb 15, 2008

    I am so sorry to tell you this but this isnt the solution either. Its not the timer or the board. They have been replaced already. I told you this was a weird one.

  • JNBApp Feb 17, 2008

    I think we have pretty much covered all of our bases with this machine and have decided its not worth all this. If we do finally figure this one out we will let you know what happened. I appreciate all your help - I guess we can't win them all.

  • boshenboyz Feb 13, 2009

    where is the speed control board located?

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Sounds to me like the motor is overheating and tripping out on thermal overload 10 minutes is the cool down time for reset .ohm the motor to check the Resistance and check the motor control unit for loose connections

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  • robert samples Feb 13, 2008

    ok lol check to see if the drain hose is to deep in the drain looped to low that's a classics if the drain hose is too deep in the stand pipe then its like siphoning gas out of a car it fills then siphons out the pressure switch senses the drop stops fills again siphons will do the same thing if the hose is lower than the water valves go to the standpipe pull the hose up quick and listen if it makes a sound like water running out that's what it was

  • robert samples Feb 14, 2008


    PROBLEM:
    Front load washer timer stalls causing one of the following complaints:

    1. Continuous wash

    2. Continuous fill and pump out

    3. Continuous spin

    4. No timer movement

    CAUSE:
    Poor electrical connection in part of the speed control board’s code circuit and/or speed control

    board failure.

    SOLUTION:
    The following steps are recommended for validation of the circuit:

    1. Remove the 10 pin Molex connector from the speed control board.

    2. Check that the pink wire with black tracer is fully seated and locked in the plastic connector

    block by pulling on the wire.

    IMPORTANT: REMOVE THE CONNECTOR FROM THE BOARD WHEN MAKING THIS

    CHECK TO AVOID STRESS ON THE BOARD. If the round female-terminal wire detaches

    from the connector, push the wire into the connector block and verify it locks in place.

    3. Remove the white Molex connector from the timer and check that the same pink wire with

    black tracer is seated and locked in the connector. If it detaches, push the round femaleterminal

    wire into the connector block and verify it locks in place.

    4. Check for continuity of the pink wire with black tracer from the timer to the speed control board.

    If no continuity exists, replace the harness.

    5. If wiring is correctly seated and has continuity, reinstall the connector block on the speed

    control board. Be sure the tab locks the connector in place on the board. Reinstall the

    connector block fully onto the timer until BOTH locking tabs are latched.

    6. Replace the speed control board with PN 131887601.

    Please send the replaced board, PN 134149200, to EHP, Attn: Sean Myers, 400 Des Moines

    St., Webster City, IA 50595 for analysis.

    .does this sound like you

  • robert samples Feb 15, 2008


    The root cause of washer stalling in cycle (timer not advancing) on horizontal axis washers

    is electrical noise generated primarily by the timer contacts opening and closing which can

    interfere with proper operation of the speed control board. At times, depending on ambient

    environmental conditions, this electrical noise can cause the motor controller board to

    receive corrupt signals and remain on “stand by condition” resulting in the cycle not advancing.

    By manually advancing the timer to the next step in the cycle or by turning the washer’s

    power off and on, the electrical noise is discharged and the washer will perform until electrical

    noise may happen to interfere once again.

    To resolve this issue, three jumpers have been added to the current motor controller board

    to reduce electrical noise levels around the microprocessor. Testing has proven this change

    to the board significantly reduces occurrence of control lock-up. The motor controller board

    assembly with external jumpers is Part Number 134306000, identified by an information

    label with the number 134058400 Rev C or 134258700 on it. The label may be yellow,

    orange, red, white, green, etc.

    134306000 will replace the following part numbers:

    131770700

    131887601

    134149200

    If the SCU 134306000 has been replaced and the timer continues to stall, replace with

    SCU 131887601GE.

    Ed Anderson

    Webster City, IA

    Problem:

    Cause:

    Solution:

  • robert samples Feb 15, 2008

    hold on there is an ad on to that

  • robert samples Feb 15, 2008

    having fun yet have you checked for a voltage drop and do you know how

  • robert samples Feb 17, 2008

    well when all else fails do a voltage drop test plug your volt meter in the outlet below where the washer is plugged in take a reading then start the washer and watch the volts

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