Frigidaire FEZ831AS1 stack laundry unit: washer has no brakes, tub free-spins; doesn't agitate clothes
The most annoying part of this problem is that as it agitates, the agitator goes one direction and the basket spins the other. So the clothes never agitate they just spin with the basket. Makes you think the basket brake is broken. Except there's one problem, Sublime Master appl.tech.2901 explains...
this machine doesn"t have brakes...it coasts to a stop. that the reason it has a lid lock. yes you have a bad transmission. If your going to tackle this repair you should replace the spin bearing and seal as well.
Parts links for...
- tub seal
Source: Frigidaire FEZ831AS1 stack laundry: washer has no brakes!
Un-plug Power Cord from Wall Outlet.
If water continues to enter, bad Water Valve.
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The hot and cold water inlet valves are located at the back of the washer.
Water Inlet Valve #1 in diagram
Source: Procedure for replacing fill valve on Whirlpool Duet GHW9150PW0
Do the test on this page. If unplugging the blue harness from the MCU results in the control panel lighting up normally like the machine wants to run (but can't because the blue wire is unplugged from the MCU), then...
Unplugging the blue harness from the MCU resulted in the control panel lighting up normally.
You be needin' one of these:
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Source: Kenmore HE5t F71 error code and won't run
Whirlpool LA9500XTWO direct-drive washer agitates fine for a bit and then goes clickety-click [video]
And Master Nickfixit nails it:
recheck the motor harness connections, make sure the harness is fully seated. Some machines had an extra 2 wire harness connection that can work loose, these were 3 speed motors.
Source: Whirlpool washer LA9500XTWO slow agitator and grinding sound
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