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We just bought the frigidaire ftf530fs3 front load washer, when using on the ligthwash cycle it vibrated right out of the washroom. can you recommend a solution

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Vibration problem with Frigidaire front load washer.

Can't tell you about your particular model, just some generalities:

Unless the shock actually failed from a defect, you might have broken or damaged something else. Check especially for wires or other parts pinched between the tub and other parts or the housing. Also, make sure the tub shaft hasn't broken or worn the seal at the rear or the seal at the front. If this unit has ballasts one of them may have broken or broken loose to cause the shock to break. I had one similar with that problem. Might want to take the ballasts off the tub or brace it to keep from stressing the bearing and seals. Mine had three ballasts, one large cast iron one on top of the tub and two concrete ones either side. One of the concrete ballasts broke and the tub vibrated and pinched wires and damaged seals and was totaled. If nothing but the shock is broke, it's probably worth repairing. However, the other shocks also have the same amount of wear, check them carefully first. Also, check the seals while you're in there. Use a digital camera and take pictures of everything before you take it apart and be very careful with wire routing. Most parts are held with (probably) metric and Phillips. Always unplug it to work on it and plug it into a ground-fault protected circuit. Best to set the machine up to run then plug it in remotely if possible.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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SOURCE: frigidaire front load washer problems

most likely something is stuck in the pump. it could also be that you are not using high effiency detergent.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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IF IT ROARS LIKE A JET PLANE TAKING OFF, THE SPIN BEARING IS FAILING. PROBABLY, THE REAR SEAL HAS FAILED ALLOWING WATER TO GET INTO THE BEARING.
THE BEARING HAS LOST ITS LUBRICATION SO IT IS GETTING DRY. IT WILL CONTINUE TO GET LOUDER AND LOUDER THE LONGER REPAIRS ARE PUT OFF.
THE ENTIRE BACK HALF OF THE OUTER TUB WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE BEARING IS PART OF THAT ASSEMBLY. CAN BE A COSTLY REPAIR.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer won't drain or spin

This often is a drain hose that is too low or a drain hose that has been pushed too far down inside the stand pipe....the water is actually siphoning out of the washer. Do not "seal" the drain hose to the house plumbing pipe, this will also allow the water to be siphoned out.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer wont high spin

It doesn't spin If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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Dimensions for the Frigidaire Front Load Washer FTF530FS3


For a normal install, the washer is 36" H x 24 3/4" D x 26 3/4" W. If you install the washer under a counter with the top sheet, then it needs 34 5/8" to the bottom of the counter. The dimensions are given in the installation guide available from Frigidaire or Sears Parts Direct. See https://secure.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Frigidaire-Parts/Washer-Parts/user-manuals/manual-downloads/Model-FTF530FS3/1428/0153200?modelNumber=FTF530FS3&diagramPageId=&documentId= . A direct link to the Installation Guide is https://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/INSTL/L0709314.pdf . See page 3 with the Rough-In dimensions.

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The washer tub bearing may be defective, but that is the only thing that I can think of. Are you noticing this on all loads or just heavy items like bath towels and jeans? Are you redistributing the clothes before the final spin, try that. Also do not overload the washer, wash to medium loads instead of one full to the top load. Wastes water but saves on repairs.

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We just bought a used Frigidaire front loader bought in 2004 and the washer jumps when in even the lowest spin cycle. We have bought a rug for under the washer and it has not helped. Any ideas???




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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

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Washer noise when spinning


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Having bad vibration issues on spin cycle.



Hi,


When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

Washer Problems
Washer noise when spinning


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I am having tremendous vibration and noise when in the spin cycle. Serial #XC33113241. Purchased in 2003




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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

Washer Problems
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I have a Frigidaire GLTF2070DS Front Load Washer and during the spin cycle, it started making this horrific noise. I started another load of laundry and now it does not spin. What could be the problem?


Hi,

When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front load washers can make..

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Because front load washers are VERY HEAVY, they shake if you have a wooden floor. If your front loader sits on concrete and it still shakes, then you have to make sure all is balanced. If it still shakes, then inside the system there are shock absorbers that need to be checked.

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