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My mother has this washer that has worked find for many years but just lately started to give her problems.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:35 AM
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Model Number: fwsb5700dso   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: More than 10 years   

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My mother has this washer that has worked find for many years but just lately started to give her problems. The water hoses are correct.
I tested the wash temp. and found that if you set the dial to "Hot Wash" you get cold water and if you set for "Cold" you get hot. The warm setting works OK.

For rinsing you get only hot water when set to cold and warm if you set to warm.

I think the temp. switch is OK as it is a simple switch, it either sends power through it to the water valve or it doesn't. The water valve also works if sent power to open. My feeling is that the timer/wash cycle switch is bad. There are cams inside per what I found and if may be that they are just not switching incorrectly and not sending power to the correct terminal on the temp. switch resulting in the water valve not opening correctly as well.

Any comments?


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Old 04-23-2013, 09:30 AM
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I first suspect the part about the washer working fine for many years. I don't see how the timer could cause this problem but a really screwed up temp switch could. Pretty easy to troubleshoot though with meter and wiring diagram in hand.

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Well I did some further checking and I found that the water feed hoses were switched. Duh! I have removed them some time back and I know that I installed them correctly back then but forgot about the time after that that I have to remove them to drain the water out of the feed pipes. I had to sweat some connections (Copper pipe) and then must have installed then wrong.
All fixed!
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