Question about Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: drum/frigidaire washer
wow thats a long hard job ,,overhaul....the part your looking for is the spin tube surport,,you have to take the hold drum out than seperate the front tub from the back bearing tub,,and pull wash basket out though front..,,also if you had a leak or surport broke and is making noise.. change back bearing tub too.i recommend a professional technician...but if you want to do it your self ..post question how to change wash basket,,glad to help
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: Smelly washer
What finally worked for me was a cup of dishwasher powder, the kind that goes into an automatic dishwasher. Don't know why, but that was the only thing that ever worked!
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
I have used extra weight inside the tub. I have used bottle of water and also a plastic 2 or 5 pound weight.
Posted on May 05, 2010
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You normally leave the door ajar after a wash, to help in clearing out the moisture & preventing mildew. You can replace the door yourself.
Try these sites for spares
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
SOURCE: Kenmore front load washer
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2010
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Whence cometh this galvanic corrosion? Most likely because of dissimilar metals between the spider assembly and the drum setting up a galvanic cell inside the washer. The drum is stainless steel and the spider is aluminum. In the wet environment, the aluminum acts as a sacrificial anode, like the zinc rod in a water heater. Some combinations of detergents, fabric softeners, and water quality conditions may create electrochemical conditions which exacerbate this problem. Can you say, "Design flaw?"
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this does not apply only to Kenmore brand machines, the 970 is manufactured by Frigidaire but to many others a s well.
I do not believe the 'rot' of the spider is galvanic corrosion but what is know as pitting or chemical corrosion.
Aluminium, and its alloys, are corroded when immersed in an aqueous solution with a pH value below about 4.0 (acidic) [nitric acid is a well known exception] or above about 8.0 (alkaline), most laundry aids, detergent including HE detergent, borax, bleach (sodium hypochlorite), sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium percarbobante (found in Affresh and OxiClean [powder]), sodium hydroxide, Affresh and OxiClean can have pH values above 8.0 should the required concentrations be reached. At the normal operating levels found in washing machines these values are not exceeded. However when the machine is shut down any water remaining will contain, inter alia, soil from the laundry, products of the interactions between the soil and the laundry aids used, unused laundry aids, and the chemicals found in the tap water. As the water from this mixture evaporates the concentration of the 'impurities' rises until such time as a 'smelly sludge' develops and/or a pH level above about 8.0 is reached and corrosion occurs.
Prime areas for these deposits to occur are, in my opinion, the recesses found at, or very near, the hub of some of the aluminium alloys spiders found in front load washing machines. The final spin, no matter how fast, will not, in my opinion, remove all the 'water' from theses recesses.
To view a corroded spider (not to the point of catastrophic failure) and one with a build of 'smelly crud' please visit: -
These spiders were removed from Frigidaire built 'Kenmore' machines.
To see fractured spiders from Frigidaire built machines, Whirlpool 'Duets' and other manufacturers' please visit: -
Or, for a Whirlpool spider
Not all manufacturers use spiders with recesses, Speed Queen do not (Speed Queen call them trunnions) and photographs at: -
show Miele spiderss without recesses. There may be others.
Should corrosion of the spider have occurred it is also my contention that it is highly likely that the principal product of this corrosion, aluminium oxide, will harbour 'water', as described above which, in time will turn foul smelling.
Additionally the main product of the spider corrosion is aluminium oxide, the same hard, abrasive material used as the 'grit' for some 'sandpapers. I believe that should some of this get into the wash water the soft lips of the spider shaft seal will not survive very long and once the seal has failed water an the aluminium oxide will get into the bearings and it is goodbye bearings.
There is a good paper on galvanic corrosion at: -
and a good, one page paper on what the author calls 'micro galvanic corrosion', I grew up calling it 'pitting corrosion'.
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