Question about Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load Washer
I have a the above front load washing machine. It washes the clothes, but, won't spin out. The door shows as being locked. We took apart the back and cleaned all the hoses and the little white basket inside the pump, and, it still won't work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
I just had this problem with my Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000EE0.
When the machine seems to work fine (as it will wash but just won't kick into a spin cycle) it is most likely the door lock/switch assembly. In addition to the actual door lock solenoid and door closed switch, the assembly contains a secondary lock in the form of a wax motor and an auxiliary switch. This wax motor and switch activates during the spin cycle. When the wax motor goes bad the secondary lock does not activate therefore the spin cycle switch does not activate, which in turn disables the spin cycle. Even though you can hear your door lock kick in and the door is locked it is most likely the secondary lock in this switch assembly. Start by replacing it first.
Unplug the washer unless you want to get shocked! Take out the two screws at the back of the washer that holds on the washer top and remove the top by sliding towards the back of the machine and lift up. You can go to the front of the machine and reach down inside to the door lock while removing the two screws that hold it in from the outside front of the machine. Once the lock is removed there should be enough wire slack to get the lock up above the tub before you go and try to unplug any connections. Make sure and make notes as to where your connections go on the switch. Simply unplug the old switch and plug your new lock assembly in, remount it, and put the top back on. You should be good to go.
One note, don't panic if you select spin cycle and it doesn't start spinning immediately. Wax motors actuate very slow and smoothly. It could take up to a minute for the lock and switch mechanism to get into place before the spin will start.
Have a great day!
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
Have you washed any rugs in it lately and are you shure the pump is running
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
Same problem, Turn it on, runs, but wont spin, cloths are wet and wont final spin. Clean the trap, cleaned the lines ect, still wont,
Err code 47,
Not the best fix. but worked, Click start on spin, then hit cancel, click Cancel again, and hold Start/Options, and 6 clicks counter clock wise, and run in spin mode. and waaaalaaa, Cloths are dry and ready for the washer, 4am and on a weekend and need clean cloths, best fix till I can find the part I need...
Hope that helps, but yes, you will need to remove the top of the washer, 2 screws in the back, and take the door switch off and replace it. but if broke and need a fix now... do as listed,
Posted on Sep 11, 2011
It's easier to just remove the door gasket that attaches the tub to the machine. Once you remove the ring around it and pry it off the door switch is easily reached.
Posted on May 21, 2011
I just had the same issue. It was the door locking component. The cost was $80.00 and was pretty simple to fix.
Step 1. Remove the back screws for the top section of the washer, remove cover.
Step 2. Open door, remove the 2 screws for door lock.
Step 3. Reach your hand down in there and pull the unit up. Remove the wires and install new switch.
Once I figured out the issue, bought the part, it took about 10 minutes to remove, install, test, and put it all back together. Make sure to check the error code first, by pressing start and cancel at the same time. hold it down till it gives an error code. Door lock is E47. Start with the cheapest thing first!
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
Where can you purchase the door lock switch?
Posted on May 31, 2010
I followed the directions above, and inside my machine is a manual that tells you how to do diagnostics. I put mine in diagnostic mode and it gave me E147 I think... but it meant computer thinks door is open. I took the switch out. It's a little on the complicated side, but I took it apart anyway. Two plastic spring clips holding the whole thing together, pry it apart (there is no glue) Now, pay very close attention to the little white clip and its orientation. Now, take the white clip out, take loose the main set of contacts (assuming that you see nothing broken), then clean the contacts with some fine grade sandpaper or an emory board. You'll need to fish that little spring out on the main contacts after you clean them, then put everything back together like you found it. I reinstalled the door switch, checked for the code again, and there was no code. I put the dryer on spin and whizzo, spins like a top. I'm sure those contacts got warm and eventually I will be doing this again, and eventually I will have to replace the switch. But I can definitely get at least two free fixes and it's only a half hour job if you are extremely careful.. about 15 if you are familiar with electronics, solenoids and the like.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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If the unit is washing properly, as far as you can tell, but it won't stop spinning, then I would have a professional look at the control panel and timer to be diagnosed because there seems to be in miscommunication.
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