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Frigidaire ATF6000FS1 Error Message E41. I set up the machine, hit the start button, and I only get he PAU note across the screen. The washer will not start up. Ran the Diagnosis and come up with E41. So, my question is: is it a defective control panel or the door switch. Really don't like this machine!

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The circut board thinks the door switch is open.Try unpluging machine for 3 min.The restart as normal.
Its more a control board issue then a door switch.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

  • krnbohn Apr 08, 2011

    Tried that earlier. No luck! When I close the door, I don't hear that "click" when I hit the start button.

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    mpcheesman1 Apr 08, 2011

    More then likly a control board problem or wiring harness.Have a service person check it out.If a reset did not help,your going to need service.



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Hi Mr. Barry Coates, I have frigidaire ATF 6700FS front load washer. I am having problem with error code E41 and all time it shows me PAU. I tried all the solution on this site but nothing works. Could...

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The PAU simply indicates the control thinks it has been paused...that may be just a side affect of the door lock assembly.

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**Unplug the unit from the wall first**

Remove the door lock assembly and measure the resistance of the PTC. Should get a reading of around 1500ohms.

Attached here is a great tutorial for accessing the assembly for testing and replacing.

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