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I have a frigidaire front load washer and the door lock light does not come on and the washer won't start

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This is usually caused by the door switch. These are fairly inexpensive and very easy to replace. First unplug your machine. To check you will need to remove the wire ring that holds the front door seal to the front panel. To do this go to the six o'clock position and you will see the spring of the wire clamp, grab this with a pair of needle nose pliers. Grab it right where it connects to the wire part of the clamp and pull it parallel to the front panel. This will stretch the spring so it can be pulled over the flange. Next carefully peal the door seal off of the flange. You do this with a sort of rolling motion towards the opening in the door. Next remove the screws that hold the door switch in place. Make sure you have one hand supporting the switch assembly while removing the screws. Now pull the whole assembly out the opening. Mark wires if you need to and then remove the wires. Now connect your ohmmeter to the 2 wire on the bottom you should have a reading of 1500 ohms no less than 1400ohms. If it is below the 1400 or more than 1700 replace the switch. To reassemble reverse the order of disassembly. Making sure the little arrow on the door seal lines up with the mark on the front panel. The spring can be a little tricky to get back on but grab in same position as removal and use the other hand to push it over and around the seal. Here is a tutorial to walk you thru http://appliancehelponline.com/washerdoorswitch.html . If it is within this range the main control board or motor control board at fault. Not inexpensive. You can enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com to view diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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door lock position switch may not have been properly tightened at factory. first position then tighten the switch

Posted on May 23, 2007

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I too had the same problem, I closed the soap tray and a magnet popped out and got stuck to the door. Same problem with it acting like it was going to start and then beeped. This is where the magnet goes, just stick it back in, its held in with pressure (barely) :)

I took the whole control panel off to locate the magnetic reed switch, then just reverse engineered where the magnet is supposed to go on the soap drawer.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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I HAD THAT TOO I UNPLUNG IT FOR 30 MINTUES AND WHEN PRESS START AND CANCEL TOGETHER AND PLUNG IT BACK ON IT SHOULD BLINK A FEW TIME THEN STOP . IF THIS DOESNT WORK THEN REMOVE IT AND MAKE SURE NOTHING CAME LOSE AND PLUG IT IT AND IF THEN NOTHING HAPPENS SORRY ITS BROKEN REPLACE CONTROL PANNEL.
30-50 $$ NOT MAD AT ALL

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: accessing the door lock switch

spring clamp around boot (spring at bottom) pop off with screwdriver, pull boot off groove.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Frigidaire front load washer won't start

A year later! I experienced the same problem this morning - exactly as you, Bessie24, stated. I could hear a faint humming sound and thought the lock mechanism was still trying to complete its locking function. It would know the lock function was completed when the lock trips the wee (micro) switch. I reckoned if the female portion (with switch) were a tiny bit loose, the switch might not trip, so I loosened then tightened the two screws attaching it to the carcass of the washer (as opposed to the door part) while pushing upward on the same part. This fixed my problem and i hope many others find this procedure useful.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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I took the whole control panel off to locate the magnetic reed switch, then just reverse engineered where the magnet is supposed to go on the soap drawer.

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