Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
My front loading Fridgidaire washer is making a loud clunking noise and it vibrates during the final spin cycle. I know that this might be a brearing problem, so I want help and advice in getting to the bearing to replace it and about how much would it cost. This washer is only 6 years old how come I am having problems with it already
For all those who say they recently bought the machine, the cause of the machine "walking across the floor" and vibrating violently is the packaging bolts on the back of the machine that were supposed to be removed when the machine was installed (why it says remove packaging bolts in the installation manual). These packaging bolts hold the suspension steady and firm during shipping but MUST be removed before operating the machine. When these packaging bolts (I think there are four total, some up to 6 inches long penetrate the rear of the machine) are removed, they allow the suspesion to absorb the vibration.
Posted on May 25, 2009
The frigidaire front loading washer has 2 shock absorbers and if they are broken they need replaced. This may be your problem if the machine is "walking" during spin cycles. The shocks cost about $37 each and you can install them yourself or pay around $100 labor. hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
We ended up getting the machine apart. It was the spider arms, all three werefractures. This machine is less than 5 years old. We couldn't fix, to costly, so we purchased a new one, not a
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
I have the same problem with my 4-year-old Frigidaire front-loading washer.
I tore apart the washer and found there 2 of the 3 aluminum arms that are attatched top the steal shaft and to outer edge of the stainless steal tub were cracked.
The steal shaft and the stainless steal tub looked almost new but the aluminum arms were severely corroded. I’ve been told this is a common problem and is caused from electrolysis because of these different types of metals submerged soapy water.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Here is how to tell if it is the rear bearing. Open the door, grab the inner drum and see if you can move it while not moving the outer tub. If you can, then the rear bearing is bad. Fridgidaire doesn't sell the rear bearing by itself, they sell the rear outer tub shell, also when this happens the shaft on the inner drum is worn and has to be replaced. I have seen this repair cost as much as 600 dollars USF to do this repair. What causes this is using too much or high sudsing detergent. The rear seal is a water seal, however suds will wick pass the seal like a light grade oil. Also water will not remove the grease from the rear bearings, however detergent is designed to do just that. You may try calling Fridgidaire and see if they will at least provide the parts at No Charge.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
This is common problem, first sign to look for is rust on your clothes, which is usually caused by a bad bearing\seal. then it break the spider bracket which is not sold seperately. and not covered by warranty. At first I thought is was the shocks i replaced that first but then took it all apart to then discover the bracket broken, and the bearing gone. once these are done, you're better off getting a new machine. unless you want to spend over 500 for these two parts. Nice
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
I had a diagnostic done by Sears Service and the estimate to fix, including
a credit for the inner drum (covered under 25 year warranty) was over 700.
It's about a three hour job to repace the basket with the attached bearings and arms.
Needless to say, I'm not going to get it done.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
I have a Frigidaire front load washer with the same clunking noise and vibration during final spin cycle. 3 years old now!
Anyone have any success? or should I buy a Maytag!
Posted on May 29, 2008
Well my problem ended up being sheared bolts that attach the spider to inner tub assembly.
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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