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I have a frigidaire gallery model gltf1670as0 frontload washer thats about 6 years old. Sometimes it will not do the final spin and the cloths in the washer will remain wet. I hear it click through the cycles, this issue happens about 25% of the time. I am not sure why, but I replaced the pump (Pump Part # 137108000) and it seems to be pumping the water much better but still sometimes it does not do the final spin. any suggestions?

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  • mmahoney544 Mar 17, 2011

    I dont think its the tub bearing because when it spins its pretty tight, a little vibration sometimes, but other than that seems to be okay.

  • mmahoney544 Mar 17, 2011

    will do, I am getting the switch assmbly from a local store and will install it and let you know. thanks a lot

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa

It sounds like (based on your initial description) the unit is detecting an incomplete drain or an unlocked door, hence the control will not initiate a hi-speed spin.

I know most folks will rule out the lock initially because the unit does indeed "lock", however, the lock on these machines are a two part device, a set of contacts to lock and a secondary contact to activate hi-speed spin, It may simply only manifest intermittently.
this is the latch/lock assy, i.e.

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If it does indeed drain fine, then here's the next place I'd direct you to investigate.

**Unplug the unit from the wall first...safety first**


If these things can be ruled out, then it is quite likely the door switch, so here's how to change/access the latch assembly...

**The door latch is likely the single most common fault (which prevent's any spin, and consequently drenching wet clothing at the end of the cycle) with the frigidaire/electrolux built washer's, ASIDE FROM PUMPS BEING OBSTRUCTED.**

You should be able to purchase one at most local brick & mortar stores or on-line part's depot's such as "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclininc.com" to name a couple. They usually sell for about $50 or so, part # 1531974 ( # at repairclinic.com ) and are relatively easy to replace. It should resemble the image here...

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As for replacing said switch, There are a couple ways to access it, through the top and squeezing your arm down the front or the way I prefer, remove the front bellows spring/retainer.

1) **UNPLUG THE WASHER FROM THE WALL OR TURN OFF THE BREAKER.**

2) Remove the spring, get it started where the spring is located with a small screwdriver. Once you`ve got the spring/retainer off ( it comes off and on pretty easy by hand ) pull the gasket/bellows back away from the cabinet.





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3) Undo the two screws holding the switch to the cabinet, pull the switch out ( there is just enough slack in the wires so don`t pull too hard ) and swap the wires from the old assemI have a frigidaire gallery - 46e20c7.jpgnew one and you`re in business.

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4) To put it back together, just reverse the removal procedure. The trickiest part is the retainer. Rap the retainer around the boot leaving the spring for the last...and make sure the spring is located at the 6 o`clock position...usually. Just wherever it was initially.

It is also possible you've used too much soap or the tub bearing is worn, but you'll need to rule those things out yourself. Let me know if you need further assistance going forward or if my instructions are not clear.


Thank's again for visiting FixYa today. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Mar 17, 2011

    Hello again,



    I'd agree if the tub feels tight it is likely not an issue. To be sure (if you're not already) open the door and feel for up & down movement of the inner basket-stainless steel.



    i.e. This is obviously just an example, but note the movement of the tub to determine bearing/basket wear...there should none ideally, but almost no movement is acceptable.






    Otherwise as I alluded to it is likely the lock/latch assy and you can follow the steps I outlined to swap it out. Good luck and let me know how it goes.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Mar 17, 2011

    OK. Sounds good, I'll be around and checking for your results/post. Good luck.



    Let me know if you run into any problem through or during the procedure.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

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