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Washer doesn't drain

My frigidaire front loader washing machine doesn't drain. It spins and goes through what appears to be the cycles, but does not drain. It is going through the cycles with the same water, as it has not drained at all. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you!

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Yes remove bottom panel but you need to remove all the water possible first you need to take the big hose off the water pump clean out hte pump and the trap in that hose should drain then if your pump not bad

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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SOURCE: frigidair washer will not drain or spin

MNM,

I suspect that your "lid lock" mechanism has gone to appliance perts heaven. If the timer "thinks" the lid isn't completely closed and locked, it'll shut everything down when it's time to spin and drain. It's a safety feature... I mean, you wouldn't want this thing spinning at full speed and have a 5 year old lift the lid and stick her paw in there only to have it torn out of the socket, would you? Yuck! (was that too graphic?)

Anyway, here's what I'll need you to do. You gotta get access to the lid lock and run a TEMPORARY bypass on it to verify my theory, OK? You'll also need to UNPLUG THE MACHINE BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!!!! If you don't, you run a high risk of a funky new do and some time in the Hospital.
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Click this link, you'll see a main picture and 4 "thumbnails"... I want you to look at the last one. It'll show you a micro-switch in detail. This is what I believe to be at issue and this is what we'll bypass for testing purposes. All you need to do to access it is remove the front panel.

Look at the lower right and left of the front panel, you'll see 2 Phillips screws there, remove them. Now grasp the front panel and pull straight down to unlatch it from its' clips. Then pull the panel toward you and set it aside. Now that you can see inside the cabinet, look to the top right and you'll see the lid lock. Since you've UNPLUGGED THE WASHER, you are not afraid to remove the 2 wires attached to the switch (shown in the link above).

Now that you have the wires off, you'll need to build a "bypass tool". My favorite (and the one I carry in my tool bag) is made from a paper clip. Take a paper clip and straighten it all the way out. Then bend it into a "U" shape. Starting at the bend, wrap it with vinyl electricians tape most of the way up to the exposed 2 prongs (leave about 1/2" exposed). Now take these prongs and insert one into one terminal and the other into the other terminal. Make sure they are firmly and completely seated.

Now plug the machine in and set it to spin. I suspect that it fired right up. If it did, we just verified the failed component... the lid lock assy. You can buy it online by plugging this number (134101800) into a search engine, or pick one up at a local appliance parts retailer.

IF, and only if, this didn't fix your problem, write back to me and I'll take the diagnostic a little deeper for you. Otherwise, please don't forget to rate this as "FixYa", OK? (It took me longer to write this than it would have to fix it, so show some love, K?)

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SOURCE: I have a mo# FTF2140ES0 front loader washer that won't spin

check the pump for a blockage,if the water cantget out of the wash tub,the machine senses this and wont spin out the load,also make sure to check both sides of the pump from the tub to pump and pump to house drain sides

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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SOURCE: washing machine won't spin and drain

the drain pump is not working,after wash cycle the washer should drain the used water,if it does not function-all the next cycle will not commence.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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