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Old 09-07-2010, 07:01 AM
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Model Number: FEX831CSO   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My washing machine stopped in midcycle yesterday during the wash cycle. I removed all of the clothes and tried moving it to the spin cycle to remove the water. It wouldn't start. I moved it to the beginning of the wash cycle and it started filling up with water again. So I let it run and it stopped when (I think) the water should be pumped out of the washer. So I scooped out the water best I could, pulled it out and unplugged/replugged it back in. I then started it again to see if that would reset it. It still fills, agitates and then stops.

I am thinking it might be the pump? If so, how easy of a replacement is the pump? I am a single Mom and not very handy.

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:19 PM
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Most likely the problem with your washer is a bad lid lock/switch assembly (#50 on the diagram).

- The lid lock/switch assembly Part number: AP2108159

Part number: AP2108159



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Old 09-13-2010, 02:46 PM
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Gene- I looked at the switch and it still clicks. From what I have read for others, it doesn't click if it the switch. Is that the same for my washer? Also how hard would it be to change the switch?

I have changed the pump, and it isn't the pump. Do you know anyone who needs a perfectly working pump?

Thanks
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:02 PM
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Melinda,

The lid lock/switch in this washer can be bad even if it clicks. In order to replace it you have to remove the washer front panel.

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Thanks, the front is still off from changing the pump. I will order it today.
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Gene..I just wanted to update you. I finally had a chance to change the switch tonight. I had to also remove the top panel of the machine. As soon as I put it back together and hit the circuit breaker it started right up and finished the rinse/spin cycle I had tested the new pump on. NO leaking from the pump either. I am pretty excited. I haven't felt so much empowerment. Thanks for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
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You are welcome Melinda. I'm glad you were able to fix it.

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