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I have a Frigidaire Stackable washer dryer it is approx 3 years old but only used about a dozen times the rest of the time it has been in storage until two months ago when I moved and the movers dropped it out of the truck and left it out side when I arrived at the new place three days ago I brought it in and cleaned it up making sure all was dry and pluged it in every thing works but the spin and drain but you can hear like it wants to work and there is power going to the pump and motor any idea what the problem is?The model number is; MEX731CFS1 and it did work befire and also I did not add clothes or water to it to ytest my concern was just to see if the washer would work in all functions it does but with out spinning I can hear the pump click on so I assume it would be ok but still no spinning

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  • Leighton Hurry Sep 28, 2010

    thanks for your advise but all that was checked the lid switch was broken but I had replaced it but still same problem I have checked the circut board for damage under bright light and magnifie glass looking for hair line cracks and all checked out good I feel it still has something to do with the lid switch as that apeared to be the only thing that broke but they are pretty much very straight forward can't really make a mistake reinstalling a new one

  • Leighton Hurry Sep 28, 2010

    I did check to see if the tub will spin manually and does .As I have mentioned you can hear a humming from the motor but that is all I did replace the switch for the lid and when the lid is opentthere is power going thru the line but close it and the power shuts off its starting to give me a head ache

  • Leighton Hurry Oct 01, 2010

    Thank you that helped i removed the motor and replaced it and now all is good thankyou for the help

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If there is no spinning action, then either motor or belt is disconnected. Unless you have a transmisson, than they may be bad or disconnected. Try spinning your tub by hand and see if it spins freely. It should. If not, the bearings could be jammed.

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 28, 2010

    Try removing the belt from the motor and see if it spins then. Sounds like you may have a weak motor.

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Re:every thing works but the spin and drain

Check the lid switch, the main controller board (CCU) performs an extra check on door lock switch before advancing to spin.

Check and eventually replace the pressure switch. The data from pressure switch tell the CCU when drain is complete and when to start spinning, or when to start the drain pump.

Check wiring.

Check the CCU. If the appliance received a shock, then the PC board may be faulty with broken solder joints. Full test is done disconnecting power and reading Ohms on all soldering joints, to ensure that there is continuity (circuit not open). Pay particular attention at drain pump, door switch and pressure switch wiring and solder joints.

Let me know how it goes. If this solution was helpful, then please do not forget to accept.

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Ginko.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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    Ginko Sep 28, 2010

    Hi.

    I see that I received bad rating for my answer. I mentioned the pressure switch, and I said about TESTING the CCU. That means not examining with a magnifier, but using a multimeter to check solder joints and components. That is the only way to test an electronic board.

    About the pressure switch , TRY REPLACING IT, it is $15 or so, and it is difficult to test.

    Those are the only common failures that cause cycle interrupting before spinning.

    I think I just wasted my time with your problem here, on your request the problem had been passed to a different expert. Considering that I was online, and I already posted a solution that is far from ideal.

    Goodbye and good luck.

    G.

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