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I have a Frigidaire Front Loader FTFB4000FS1 washer. No matter what setting I have it on, whether drain/spin or any

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:19 PM
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Question Frigidaire Front Loader, runs for 3 seconds then stops
Model Number: FTFB4000FS1   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a Frigidaire Front Loader FTFB4000FS1 washer. No matter what setting I have it on, whether drain/spin or any wash setting, the washer will run for 3 seconds and then stop. The lights on the control board stay lit, it seems like something is telling the washer to stop. I have just put in a NEW control panel board & door lock and I still get the same results. When i start the drain/spin cycle it will drain fine I can hear the water draining freely. When I start the normal. heavy, quick, etc wash setting it will start to fill the washer fine. However, it still turns off after around 3 seconds every time. I do not have a timer setting so I believe I can rule that out? When I tested the Ohms on the old door lock it read 1326 Ohms which led me to believe it was bad. However, on the new one it is reading 1206 Ohms so doesn't make much sense to me now. I'm not sure if I should even at this point replace the motor control board and pump because I honestly don't think they are bad. Is there documentation or can somone tell me what the resistance is on the motor control board and pump so I can see hows those fair? Does the pressure switch at the top right of the machine control the washer at that point? I thought the washer would not even start to fill if the switch was bad, but the drain cycle wouldn't be stopping also because of the pressure switch. I've said alot, any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

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Old 04-30-2011, 07:33 PM
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The tech sheet inside the lower service panel should show you how to generate and interpret stored error codes and how to do some diagnostics.

Seems like you have done the right thing, so this is kind of a mystery, but may you can get some answer with the tech notes.
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:28 PM
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I am having the same problem, was Wonder if you found the root to this problem? Havind the same problem myself with a similar machine is a Frigidaire front load sane model as yours and it puts water in for about 3 seconds then stops, door switch is fine control board is fine and pump is fine, tries to drain but power to the pump cuts on and off..?
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:39 PM
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Same problem here, I replaced the control board, Door lock, and inlet valve..same symptom..3 seconds and shuts off, on both fill and drain...a few minutes later it tries again, it will do this 3 times then nothing, just the hum of the door lock, but to quote the original thread "it seems like something is telling the washer to stop"...this is an old thread I hope you have had time to figure this out....
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I hope someone comes up saying they have found something because this is a common problem for this Frigidaire front load washer about 3 years old. It looks and someone also told me it could be a short down in the back by the motor there could be a broken wire, I looked myself and there it was a brokend blue wire down by the motor control, I did repaired the wire but still didn't fixed the problem I will keep looking to see if there might be another broken wire.
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I see this is an old post but maybe it can still help someone. After replacing numerous parts on my 2 year old Frigidaire affinity. I took the back off and right next to the motor there is a black plug with 2 blue wires going into it. UNPLUG YOUR WASHER. One of the wires looked as if it had been kinked. There was a small white spot where the plastic had stretched. I unplugged the connector and pulled on the wire and sure enough the casing broke in half. The wire had broken inside the casing. You can repair this with a butt connector, be sure to tape up the butt connector after the repair. Plug the connector back in. And I'll bet your washer will work again. Good luck
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