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Washer With our Frigidaire washer, the tub has started spinning round and round and not agitating back and forth during the washing and rinsing processes. What could cause this?

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    when frigidaire is on wash ,washer spins round and round...does not work like it should.....spin cycle sounds like horses coming down the hallway....clop clop clop .....please help............

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There could possible be a dead spot in your control module. The module uses a series of gears driven by a timer to send electrical signal to the different components of your washer. If a gear loses a tooth or the timer is running sporadically this could cause the drive motor or capacitors to recieve electrical pulses in the wrong order, leading to the unusual behavior.

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