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The washing machine will fill up with water when you press START, and then right when it's done filling it won't spin it says PAUSED. And if you press start again it will just fill up with water again etc.. What should I do?

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  • sarah_hilker Mar 19, 2011

    It's a Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801LW
    27" W x 36" H x 31" D

  • sarah_hilker Mar 19, 2011

    Thank You!! it worked and is now spinning!

  • sarah_hilker Mar 19, 2011

    Thank You! it worked

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Hello Sarah Hilker,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on what you've described, "the washing machine will fill up with water when you press START, and then right when it\'s done filling it won\'t spin it says PAUSED" it sounds like the control is receiving a stuck button/command message.

Of course this is a generalization on my experience. If you could provide the make/brand name and model number I should be able to address your specific issue.

I'll watch for your reply before moving forward. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Mar 19, 2011

    Hello again, thank you for providing the model number.



    Based on your description I actually suspected it was the Frigidaire/Electrolux made washer.



    I should mention though I don't believe this to be the case, During normal operation, the display may show:

    "SAn" - deep clean (Sanitary Cycle)

    "cd" - cool down (Sanitary cycle)

    "do" or "dr" - door problem.

    "Err" - an error has been detected.

    "LOC" - control lock is activated.

    "
    PAU" - cycle has been interrupted.



    First place to start is to determine if the control has any error codes stored in it. To do this follow these directions...



    READING ERROR CODES:

    1. Wake the washer by pressing any button.

    2. Wait 5 seconds.

    3. Press and HOLD the Start/Pause and Cancel buttons simultaneously. As long as the buttons are

    held, the failure code will appear in the display as an E followed by two numbers, a number and a letter or two letters. The control will beep and the Door Lock, Wash, Rinse, and Final Spin indicator lights will

    flash.If no fault or error code appears, try this test mode next.



    TO START THE TEST:

    • Turn the Program Knob to the start position,

    Spin Only.

    • Press Start/Pause to start the cycle and save it.

    • Press Cancel to stop the cycle and turn off the LEDs.

    • Press Cancel again to turn on the LEDs.

    • Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Options andStart/Pause buttons until LEDs start sequentially

    chasing, then release buttons.



    **This post will exceed the allowable space if I include the complete test so I will send a second post continuing the test.**

    "SAn" - deep clean (Sanitary Cycle)

    "cd" - cool down (Sanitary cycle)

    "do" or "dr" - door problem.

    "Err" - an error has been detected.

    "LOC" - control lock is activated.
    "
    PAU" - cycle has been interrupted.

    First place to start is to determine if the control has any error codes stored in it. To do this follow these directions...

    READING ERROR CODES:

    1. Wake the washer by pressing any button.

    2. Wait 5 seconds.

    3. Press and HOLD the Start/Pause and Cancel buttons simultaneously. As long as the buttons are

    held, the failure code will appear in the display as an E followed by two numbers, a number and a letter or two letters. The control will beep and the Door Lock, Wash, Rinse, and Final Spin indicator lights will
    flash.If no fault or error code appears, try this test mode next.

    TO START THE TEST:

    • Turn the Program Knob to the start position,

    Spin Only.

    • Press Start/Pause to start the cycle and save it.

    • Press Cancel to stop the cycle and turn off the LEDs.

    • Press Cancel again to turn on the LEDs.

    • Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Options andStart/Pause buttons until LEDs start sequentially

    chasing, then release buttons.


    **This post will exceed the allowable space if I include the complete test so I will send a second post continuing the test.**

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Mar 19, 2011


    1. All the LEDs will sequentially light. Pressing a button below a light cluster will light all the LEDs in that cluster at one time to confirm functionality.

    2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the start position. The hot water solenoid will activate

    and hot water should enter through the detergent compartment.

    3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and

    cold water should enter through the bleach compartment.

    4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids

    will activate and cold water should enter through the softener compartment.

    5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and

    the loading door can be opened.When the door is opened, the drum light should turn on.

    6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start position. The washer will fill and tumble. Once

    tumbling has started, the Boost Heater (if so equipped) will turn on.

    7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start position. The drain pump & door lock solenoid will

    activate and the washer will operate in high spin.

    **SAFETY WARNING: If power is removed during this test, the door can be opened. To prevent injury, DO NOT put your hands inside when the tub is rotating.**

    8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start position. The control will signal the last error code.



    Let me know what this yields, if afterwards the unit works it was likely a stuck key/button and you'll be fine after pushing and releasing each one in the test.



    Regards,



    Macmarkus :)

    1. All the LEDs will sequentially light. Pressing a button below a light cluster will light all the LEDs in that cluster at one time to confirm functionality.

    2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the start position. The hot water solenoid will activate

    and hot water should enter through the detergent compartment.

    3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and

    cold water should enter through the bleach compartment.

    4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids

    will activate and cold water should enter through the softener compartment.

    5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and

    the loading door can be opened.When the door is opened, the drum light should turn on.

    6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start position. The washer will fill and tumble. Once

    tumbling has started, the Boost Heater (if so equipped) will turn on.

    7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start position. The drain pump & door lock solenoid will

    activate and the washer will operate in high spin.

    **SAFETY WARNING: If power is removed during this test, the door can be opened. To prevent injury, DO NOT put your hands inside when the tub is rotating.**

    8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start position. The control will signal the last error code.


    Let me know what this yields, if afterwards the unit works it was likely a stuck key/button and you'll be fine after pushing and releasing each one in the test.


    Regards,


    Macmarkus :)

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