Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
I have the Figidaire FWT449GFS2 front loading washing machine. Recently it stopped doing the high speed spin cycle. The washer fills, agitates as normal, pump engages and empties some of the water - but leaves some in, adds more water for the rinse, agitates, pump engages and empties some water - but not all, rinse repeats a few times and then it just sits - the high speed spin never occurs, and the cycle does not advance any further, i.e. the machine just sits there indefinitely and never runs to completion. The door is locked and the lock light is on. Based on other posts I replaced the door lock, but it has not made any difference. Do you have any recommendation(s)? Thanks
Your machine will not finish its cycle if it has water left in it and the usual problem is a plugged or twisted drain line. There may be some object down in the drain pipe itself..or you may have general househould drainage problems. Do you have slow drains elsewhere in the house. Are you on City sewer or septic?
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
I would check the timmer. run it through a cycle and when it stops slightly move the timmer ahead. if that works than you need to replace the timmer... i had a washer that did that and it turned out to be the timmer on mine.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
There are two possible causes of the machine not going into the spin.
The first is an obstruction in the drain pump. This can be a partial block caused by a loose coin or bobby pin. The only way to clear the obstruction is to remove the lower panel at the front by removing the 2 screws at the lower edge. This will allow the front panel to drop down. You will need to unplug the machine for the naex part.
Now this will get a little messy... Be sure to have a lot of towels nearby to sop up the water. On the lower right hand side there is a pump with a black bellows attached which is also attached to the bottom of the tub. This black hose is clamped to the front of the pump if you unclamp the hose the remaining water in the system will spill out and you will have to reach inside the bellows and remove whatever obstruction is inside. some models will have a trap inside which may have to be removed from the top of the hose assembly by unscrewing the clamp on the bottom of the tub.
The hose will have to be reattached in teh reverse manner. It can be quite tricky to do so... Once the machine is back together you can test it by running a straight spin cycle, it should go into the full spin with no water in the system.
The other cause could be a faulty timer which may need to be replaced.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I see that your Frigidaire washer, FWT449GFS2 is not entering the final high spin cycle. It is possible that you could have a defective motor or timer. Since it could be any one of these underlying issues I would recommend you having a professional come out to the home for the repair of your washer. -Matt
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