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Washer has error code E47

My washer will do everything but spin. When I follow steps to get error code it comes up with code "E47". Does this mean that I need a new motor contorl board?

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  • guest1979 Apr 14, 2008

    My washer will do everything but spin and in test mode it will show E47. I initially thought this would mean we are looking at spending $150.00 on a control board but after reading several other posts on lots of forums I am now wondering if it could possibly be the door lock assembly??? How do I troubleshoot to figure out which part to buy? Oh, our model # is LTF6000ES1 and thanks for your support!!

  • rvanwey Aug 15, 2008

    Washer does everything except spin. Washer displayes fault code E47

  • jthompson32 Apr 24, 2009

    Very useful information.

    Otto, I'm interested to know if your control board solved the problem.

    My PTC reads about 1120 ohms, in other words "none of the above". My guess is that this is probably ok, but you're experience would be a useful guide.

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    Kristian Benoit Dec 19, 2013

    Remove the door lock assembly, open it to remove the wax motor and test it in the wall. If it does not expand within 2 minutes, there's your problem, replace with wax motor 12002535 for Maytag Neptune dishwasher..


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I have the same problem with the E47 code. I had the service guy over and he brought a troubleshooting sheet. Basically, you must remove the door switch assembly and check the PTC (the white plug on the door switch assembly). According to the diagnostics sheet, if the switch is open or locked, then it is a doorswitch problem, but if the reading on the switch is ~ 1500 ohms, then its the control panel.

The reading on my PTC was ~ 1400 Ohms (which is close to 1500) so I ordered a new control board. I'll post again when it's re-installed.

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It's probably the door lock assembly. It can be purchased on ebay or at an authorized dealer. I had the same problem and changing the door lock assembly solved the problem. One thing to notice is the orientation of the plug on the side of the assembly. There are no guides like on the other 2 plugs. I did it from the bottom because I have a dryer on top. just take out the 2 screws from the front panel and have someone hold it out while you work on it.

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What is error code e47?

Hey Ervin, thanks for your inquiry!
From the information you have provided your Frigidaire washer is displaying an error code of "E47". An "E47" error code means that the board thinks the door circuit is open in spin. This could be potential issue with the door lock or main control board. A reset could help correct this issue and to perform a reset you would need to disconnect power from it for at least ten minutes. We hope this information is helpful to some degree. -Matt

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Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand you are receiving an E47 when the spin cycle is supposed to start, on your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF7000E. The E47 code states that the control board of you appliance thinks that the door is open. This could also be a false error code. I suggest resetting your washer, by either unplugging it or shutting the power of at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. Once power is restored, start any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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Frigidaire front load washer Model ATF7000ES1 (made in 2006) won't spin. Checked hoses and basket, some bobby pins removed. Still won't spin. Error code E47. Checked lock assembly with Ohm meter, read...

Good Afternoon Chris, thank you for your inquiry!

An error code E47 generally means that the door lock assembly may be defective, shorted or open causing the unit to not spin. It can also mean that the main control board has gone bad. Sometimes, resetting power to the unit for about 30 seconds does the trick. If not, you may want to connect with a local servicer who will be best equipped to pinpoint the problem to help reduce the risk of unnecessary parts. If you don't know a qualified technician, you can use the service locator option on the manufacturer site to find one near you.

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Dryer won't spin belt good


Your problem says dryer but the category says washer. I wrote this answer thinking the problem was washer. Sorry but I haven't had opportunity to fix my dryer before so can't help you there. If however your problem is the washer (or is anyone else is reading this), please read on... you should find some ideas here.

First you have to check the error code. If your washer does not have a digital display you have to do the following:

1. press any button to "wake up" the machine.
2. press and hold the start and pause buttons.
3. count the flashing lights.
a) first the five lights plus the start light will flash. Count.
b) then the start light will flash. Count.
4. error code is E +# of times in a + total # of flashes in a and b.

Example: flashes start light plus all five lights 4 times, then a pause, then start light alone 3 times. Error code is E47.

There are lots of error codes but E47 and E43 are both door problems. Check out the following document for a lengthy (but understandable) troubleshooting guide. E47 and E43 both say to do Test 9, which is test the resistance of the PTC. If it's not working then you have to replace the door latch assembly (about $80), if it reads around 1500 Ohms you have to replace the control board (about $250).

First, let me say that I have no idea how to test the PTC but it can't be hard with a standard multimeter (I will be doing this tomorrow with my Dad).

Second, the removal to access the door latch assembly is stupid easy - check out the following YouTube.

Third, if you have a different error code just look up the test in the manual document above.

Hope that helps!

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press cancel. (turns off washer)
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hold cancel and start/pause 10sec

last error code will come up.

E47 you need to replace door lock..

hope it helps

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replace door lock..

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