Question about Frigidaire Washing Machines
If you have had a lightning storm or power surge it may have fried the electronics panel. That is what happened to mine. Once it is fixed you should put a surge suppressor on it that is rated for major appliances.
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
SOURCE: UL Code
Solved the unbalanced problem - open the top of the machine (press in with a flat putty knife about 3" in on the front on each side while lifting up as there are 2- 1" wide catches). Once both sides are unlatched, raise the lid then slightly lift the rear of the lid so that it fits into the curved part at the top of the hinges then open all the way - tape the lid to the top so it doesn't flap about and scotch the lid to keep it from falling back down on you. Now, look around - see all that rust? The rust has fallen into and gotten underneath one or more of the 4 white plastic suspension "ball joints" which have probably totally dried out by now from their factory grease because of the water, bleach, and rust particles. Having someone help you, simply lift up on one of the 4 corner suspension rods - gravity and weight is all that holds them down. The white ball will lift out of the socket and still be attached to the rod. Clean out the rust, lightly sand the "socket" with emery cloth, then slop in a fingerful of grease. I used automotive wheel bearing grease with graphite in it. Also scrub off all embedded rust on the white plastic ball. Lower that corner back into the newly cleaned and greased socket and repeat for the other 3 corners. Now when you move the tub around notice how the balls pivot in their sockets like they are supposed to. When they were dry and rusty they wouldn't move enough to allow the tub to twist like it should so it slammed around. Now, shake your head in disgust that after only 2 years there is so much rust that you wonder if it will make it another year before falling apart, close the lid, and try another load. That totally solved my off-balance problem where even a single handkerchief would give the UL error. It is still a finicky machine, but at least once again works like it did when new.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Removed hose connecting to water pump at tub. Removed clog (ink pen, coins, etc). Replaced and ran washer. Ran through all cycles - no leaking, no pausing of cycles. Problem is resolved.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Assuming the machine is installed level and this has just happened it sounds like you may have some springs or shock absorbers (dampers) inside broken. The springs hold the tub in the centre and allow it to move around without hitting anything and the dampers stop the springs being too bouncy like in a car suspension. Hold the centre of the drum and move it around left and right and towards and away from you. It should feel equally springy from all directions to the centre and when you let it go it should return to the centre without overshooting much in the opposite direction. If it doesn't feel even in all directions then a spring may be broken.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2011
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Good Afternoon Shae, thanks for your post!
From what the information you have provided your Frigidaire washer will start, then stop and take a long time to resume the cycle. It sounds like you could have an issue with your control panel, door latch, or sensor. Since it could be anyone of these underlying issues I would suggest contacting a professional technician for a proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you avoid any unnecessary part purchases. Hopefully this information is helpful. -Matt
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