Question about Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer
Re: Frigidaire GLTF1670A
Since my washer will no longer dispense the fabric softener, I believe the dispenser valve solenoid to the fabric softener cup is gone and the whole dispenser valve (pn# 131974700) needs replaced. I believe I am capable of doing the replacement, but I am looking for any guidance documents (service/repair manual) or shared information on the proper way to accomplish this without spending days with the thing apart as I try to figure it out. By the parts manual it looks like it should be readily accessible, but I am sure I have to unstack the dryer; if so, now that the top is off will I have access to the dispenser valve.
Given all the problems that are potential with these washers is there any secret to obtaining a service/repair manual for us DIYers?
I am looking for a repair book also, found a book was made called Frigidaire Gallery service manual, part number 659075, though I don't know if still available. I was going to look on e-bay and alibris.com also -
Posted on May 19, 2008
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Hello friend, I appreciate your post!
I understand your having an issue with the bleach dispenser of your Frigidaire front load washer. I would like to ask a couple of additional questions to better assist you. Is it not dispensing bleach? If you add fabric softener does it do the same thing? Finally, what is your model number so I may be able to proceed further? Normally you can locate the serial tag (which lists your model number) on the upper front of the door frame. Thank you for the post and I look forward to assisting you. -Matt
Jul 22, 2014 | Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer
Hello Bruce - The drawer requires two valves to open to dispenser: the bleach valve and the wash valve. If one fails, it will not fill the softener compartment. If there isn't any cold water supplied to the unit, it will not rinse the softener or the detergent. Possibly the washer may have a faulty water valve or an incorrect water supply to the unit. Also, if the softener dispenser cap is not installed properly, that can cause it to not rinse out as well. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I personally recommend contacting a professional to properly diagnose and repair the unit.
May 29, 2013 | Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer
Hello - There are several things that could cause the fabric softener to not dispense into the washer. Are you sure the liquid in the dispenser after the wash is fabric softener? If it is fabric softener, the solenoid that lets the water into the dispenser is not working. This solenoid is located on the back of the dispenser. It only gets voltage during the dispense time and fills the fabric softener dispenser with water. The fabric softener dispenser fills while the washer is filling for the rinse cycle.
When the washer begins to fill for the rinse cycle, the fabric softener solenoid is energized and water flows into the fabric softener dispenser cup. When the cup is full the water siphons out and softener and water flow into the tub.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is pure softener you may need a technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The voltage will have to be tested to the softener solenoid and a volt meter is required.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is water you probably need to clean the dispenser cup. **** will build up in the siphon tube and stop the liquid from going into the washer tub. The incoming water will dilute the softener and overflow the dispenser cup and run into the tub. The instructions for cleaning the dispenser should be located on page 43 of the use and care guide that came with the washer.
If you don't have the use and care guide these instructions will help. Open the dispenser until it stops. In the left rear corner of the dispenser, there is a release that is labeled push. Press down on the push area and you can slide the dispenser drawer out.
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Clean the bottom of the insert and the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Reinstall the insert and put the drawer back inside the washer.
To test the siphon action slowly pour water into the fabric softener compartment. When the water level goes above the maximum line stop pouring. The water should all drain out.
Hope this information proves to be helpful however if it is ineffective please contact a professional to move forward accurately.
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