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FRIGIDAIRE WASHER is the sensor switch the same as a reed switch

Is the reed switch the same as a sensor switch on a frigidaire waher

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  • Starvinmarvi Apr 19, 2008

    Hello Julianfix, Thanks for your help.I replaced the control board,so would the reed switch be on the new board,,Thanks Marvin



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Yes !!

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Error code - Fault condition

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E13 Water leak in tub or air leak in air bell.
E14 Reed switch.
E21 Water not pumping out fast enough.
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E24 Drain pump relay on control board failed.
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E44 Control board problem.
E45 Control board problem.
E46 Control board problem.
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E48 Board thinks the door PTC circuit is closed.
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E55 Motor overheating.
E56 High motor current.
E57 High current on inverter.
E58 High current on motor phase.
E59 No tacho signal for 3 seconds.
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E5B High temperature on heat sink.
E5C High temperature on heat sink.
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E5E Communication problem.
E5F Communication problem.
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E95 Communication error.
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EB2 Incoming line voltage above 130 VAC.
EB3 Incoming line voltage below 90 VAC.
EF1 Clogged drain pump.
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Welcome to FixYa.

The dispenser drawer on many Electrolux/Frigidaire built machines do require a magnet on the right hand side of it to activate the reed switch inside the console located there. It should fit in the bottom of the drawer, if you flip it upside down you should see it's intended location.

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does it ever agitate ... if it does than the door is locked ...there is a magnet that falls off these machines the detergent dispensor that tell the washer control board that the detergent dispensor is closed so water wont spray out if left open ,,,,magnet rectangle and size of a pencil rectangle shape .... you can try putting a large size magnet on the opening of dispesor shroud ,,,, usually when you replace the control board they have removed the magnetic dispensor reed switch and just jumped across the board eleminating this connection.

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Ddo error code on frigidaire front washer


Thanks for using FixYa. Error DDo means dispenser drawer open. There is a little magnet attached to the right hand side of the detergent drawer which activates a reed switch to "tell" the machine that the drawer is closed. That magnet might have moved from it's place and that's why you are getting error ddo. magnet is part key number 51. Pull the drawer out and check on the handle part for a magnet. When the drawer is closed the magnet activates a switch in the console that tells the control the detergent drawer is closed. Please check this link for details(part #51)--

Frigidaire exploded parts catalog

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


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