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Forum: Washer Repair 10-18-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By sidfink43
If this was not something you could fix by taking...

If this was not something you could fix by taking it apart, which you tried then I am going to say try to live with it. The replacement parts are very expensive and it is difficult to say which one...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By sidfink43
Okay it does sound like the door lock assembly is...

Okay it does sound like the door lock assembly is the problem, it should stay at 1500 ohms.

Try replacing the door lock assembly. That should fix it but if it does not then try replacing the main...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By sidfink43
Assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool sold...

Assuming this is a top loading Whirlpool sold under the Kenmore brand I think the most likely problem is the 'dogs'. Change them out and see if that doesn't fix things. One good thing, the dogs are...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By sidfink43
Sounds like the wiring to/from the lock assembly...

Sounds like the wiring to/from the lock assembly is being grounded in some place and causing too high an amperage to flow and that is burning out your door lock assembly.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By sidfink43
The first thing to do is to take off the cabinet...

The first thing to do is to take off the cabinet and check to see that nothing is caught between the tub and basket.

If that checks out, check your model number and repost. The model number you...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By sidfink43
Well before I read your last sentence I was going...

Well before I read your last sentence I was going to say the transmission was the culprit.

Glad you figured it out, sorry you have to get a new machine and thanks for posting, that will help others.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, given that it spins this suggests something...

Okay, given that it spins this suggests something is hung up in the transmission when it is on agitation cycle.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By sidfink43
You can take the cabinet off, by pass the lid...

You can take the cabinet off, by pass the lid switch and operate it to see if the motor is turning during the agitation cycle.

But first check the agitator dogs, this part here.

AP3119063

There is...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By sidfink43
Look inside the lower service panel and you will...

Look inside the lower service panel and you will find some tech notes that will tell you how to test the door lock mechanism. It sounds like you may just have a bad connection somewhere, so check...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By sidfink43
If it will not go into diagnostic mode that...

If it will not go into diagnostic mode that suggests the control unit is the problem. It is an expensive part but if you want to try replacing it and you buy from this site you can return it if that...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-15-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By sidfink43
Great glad that worked out and thanks for...

Great glad that worked out and thanks for updating us.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By sidfink43
If it spins ok after the agitation cycle that...

If it spins ok after the agitation cycle that implies there is nothing wrong mechanically and the problem is in the timer.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-13-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sidfink43
Great, good luck.

Great, good luck.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By sidfink43
If it is the shipping bolt not having it in the...

If it is the shipping bolt not having it in the machine should not cause any problems if you moved it carefully a short distance. Make sure there are no other shipping bolts in the machine before...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By sidfink43
This is the one to try AP4362527 You are right,...

This is the one to try

AP4362527

You are right, there are two electronic control units. The other one is what Frigidaire terms a speed control board and it controls the motor. If often fails but...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By sidfink43
Am not sure why you had to replace the door lock...

Am not sure why you had to replace the door lock assembly, but if it would not work before the replacement the problem may have been in the main control unit.

Try replacing the control unit, and if...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By sidfink43
Can you post a model number and from the parts...

Can you post a model number and from the parts diagram on this site tell us exactly what part is affected and where?

Thanks.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By sidfink43
Wow, don't know why it won't come out. Once you...

Wow, don't know why it won't come out. Once you have the agitator out and the ring off it should just lift out.

Sorry not to be of more help, this is kinda a mystery.
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By sidfink43
I think it is the brakes. I cannot link you to a...

I think it is the brakes. I cannot link you to a service manual, but you should be able to find one online that you can download for a nominal cost. Be careful working with the brakes, there is a...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
Whirlpool will no longer let us access their on...

Whirlpool will no longer let us access their on line tech library. I suggest you contact Whirlpool and as an owner see if they will provide you with a service manual. If not, try going on line and...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By sidfink43
I doubt if it is the water valve parts, most...

I doubt if it is the water valve parts, most likely it is the control unit. But first check the connections and wiring between the door lock assembly and the control unit. If they are ok or...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By sidfink43
Well those responses are ridiculous. I can...

Well those responses are ridiculous. I can understand independent techs not wanting to fool with this, these electronic controlled Frigidaire machines are nightmares to diagnose. But Frigidaire...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the front panel off and observe...

Operate it with the front panel off and observe what is happening with the motor and transmission while it is in agitate mode. I think you will find that the transmission is hung up and causing the...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sidfink43
Ouch, two weeks. You should contact Frigidaire...

Ouch, two weeks.

You should contact Frigidaire and see if they can do anything for you since it was so close to being in warranty. Not likely but worth a try.

The next thing to test or replace is...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By sidfink43
Since it seems to work, at least part of the time...

Since it seems to work, at least part of the time that suggests mechanically it is ok and that the timer is the issue. Try changing it out and if you buy from this site and the new timer does not...
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