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I have problem with a frigidaire front load washer Mod. LTK2940FE1 don't work (no fill with water) just show pause, not fill with water.

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  • Abner Solano
    Abner Solano Nov 06, 2010

    Still make the same problem no work and show pause

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Hello,

First of all put off the machine from the main power supply then pull out the wire from the wall for some time then put it on again reset the program on the washing machine and operate it but if the the problem remain then you can get back to me for further solution.

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Posted on Nov 06, 2010

  • Oloyede Monsuru Nov 06, 2010

    hello,

    If after the above solution and the problem still remain then apply the bellow instruction to solve the problem.







    Do
    you have a washing machine that takes forever to fill? Does the hot or
    cold water pour in at barely a trickle? This is a very common washing
    machine problem. If you have a little mechanical aptitude you can fix
    this yourself and save yourself a $150-200 appliance repair bill.














    Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

    Instructions
    Things You'll Need:











    • Basic tools







    1. 1


















      First,
      shut off the water at the valves in the wall behind the washer. This
      may be difficult if they are old and corroded. If you can't get them to
      turn all the way off you may need to turn off the water to the entire
      house.




    2. 2


      Once
      you have got the water shut off you remove the hoses from their
      connections at the valves and from the back of the washing machine.
      You'll need to push the washer out 2-3 feet to do this. UNPLUG the
      washing machine from the electric outlet as well, no need to chance
      getting a shock! Inspect and clean these hoses making sure they are in
      good shape. It is possible that they will have small screens in them
      that are full of mineral deposits and other gunk. If this is the case
      clean all that stuff out and hook things back up and you may have
      solved your problem. If the hoses are in bad shape you should replace
      them. You can get them at any 'big box' store or at a hardware store.




    3. 3


      More
      than likely you will join me here at step 3. The problem usually isn't
      the hoses. Take a look at the back of the washing machine where the
      hoses were connected. The connectors should have little metal screens
      in them. Are they full of mineral deposits and gunk? If they are, clean
      them out after removing them carefully or knock that stuff out with a
      toothpick. If there was a LOT of this stuff you may have solved your
      problem, so you may want to hook things up and try again.




    4. 4


















      I
      won't be surprised if you join me here at step 4. It isn't usually the
      gunk in the little screens in the connectors either. It's usually a
      very simple control valve that has gone kaput. That's it pictured
      below. The plastic parts are the connectors that stick out of the back
      of the washing machine and the rest of the device controls the water
      flow.




    5. 5


      You
      are pretty much at the point of no return now. If you've come this far
      and have some pretty good mechanical aptitude you are going to be able
      to fix this for $20-$40 and another hour of your time. The other
      choices are 1)Appliance repair service call, could be $150-$200 and 2)
      buy new washer $200-300. If the washer is old at all, which I bet it is
      and you don't want to proceed the best plan might be just buying a new
      washer.




    6. 6


      If
      you're here at step 6 with me I'll assume you are a diehard like me and
      will fix this if it doesn't kill you first. The rest is not bad. There
      are quite a few different ways of getting into washing machines to get
      to this valve. If it looks easy, like there is an access panel
      specifically for this component, then open it up and unhook the valve
      and pull it out. Otherwise, I'm going to direct you to
      the web site www.uncleharry.com. This web site has instructions for getting
      access to the inside of many different types of washing machines. It's
      just not possible for me to list all that info here.




    7. 7


      Ok,
      so I'm assuming that Uncle Harry has instructed you on how to get into
      your washing machine and you've removed the old control valve. You
      might have even bought the replacement part while you were there, as
      Uncle Harry has a pretty good parts store too. If not, hit Ebay with
      the part number from the valve. There are several good parts stores
      that sell these types of components that list on Ebay regularly.




    8. 8


      Now
      that you have the replacement part, simply hook it up reversing your
      disassembly steps. Nothing to it, a couple screws, water hose and
      clamp, and 2 electrical connections. Hook your water connections back
      up, turn on the water valve, plug it in and you are ready to go.




    9. 9


      I bet you say something like 'Wow I've never seen the water fill that fast!' (Everyone Does)

    Thanks once again.

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