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Entering & using diagnostic mode on Frigidaire LTF2940ES3 top load washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 28 April 2011 · 2,189 views

It Tumbles OK, and drains the Water out, but won't Spin ?

Diagnostic Test:
The diagnostic test is performed by using the Program Knob.
To START THE TEST:
• On digital display models, turn the Program Knob to start position, Touch Up.
(NOTE: If the model has a timer dial that can be rotated 360°, turn the Program Knob to start position, Drain/Spin.
• Press Pause Cancel to turn off LEDs.
• Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Option and Pause Cancel buttons until LEDs start sequentially chasing, then release buttons.
1. All the LEDs will sequentially light. Pressing a button below a light cluster will light all the LEDs in that cluster at one time to confirm functionality.
2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the start position. The hot water solenoid will activate and hot water should enter through the detergent compartment.
3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and cold water should enter through the bleach compartment.
4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids will activate and cold water should enter through the softener compartment.
5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start position. The door lock solenoid will activate.
6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and the loading door can be opened.
7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start position. The washer will fill and tumble.
8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start position. The washer will fill and spin (leakage test).
9. Turn the program knob (8) clicks from the start position. The drain pump and door lock solenoid will activate and the
washer will operate in high spin. SAFETY WARNING: If power is removed during this test, the door can be opened.
To prevent injury, DO NOT put your hands inside when the tub is rotating.
10. Turn the program knob (9) clicks from the start position. The control will signal the last error code.

Exiting Diagnostic Mode
There are two options for exiting the Diagnostic Test mode and returning the washer to normal operation:
a ) Unplug the power cord, wait 5-8 seconds, then reconnect the power cord OR
b ) Turn the program knob clockwise 2 or 3 clicks after the Start Position. Press Options and Pause Cancel buttons together for a few seconds until wash cycle LEDs appear.
If a situation arises where you cannot exit the Diagnostic mode as described above and the bank of 5 LED’s on the right end remain ON regardless of Program Knob position,
a combination of pushed buttons may have caused the control to enter a special factory test mode.
Disconnect power to reset the control to return washer to normal operation is this occurs.
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Source: Frigidaire LTF2940ES3 top load washer


Frigidaire Gallery GLTF2940F washer - incomplete draining and E21 error code

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 19 April 2011 · 1,526 views

After you have emptied all of the water from the pump trap - put unit on drain/spin cycle without adding any water and observe operation - does it spin up to high speed during this cycle ?

While you are in there, remove the stupid little catcher cup that's in the tub-to-pump hose and ditch it, only causes headaches (you might find it full of goodies causing your issue) Looks like this:

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Source: Frigidaire Gallery GLTF2940F washer - incomplete draining and E21 error code


Testing the pressure sensor in a GE Harmony washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 14 April 2011 · 1,545 views

Pressure Sensor Test

If the pressure sensor is not operating correctly, perform the following test:

1. Set the wash cycle to SNEAKERS.
This cycle bypasses the load sensing feature and defaults to the minimum water level.

2. Measure the water level from the center hub of the infusor
(it should be approximately 2 inches deep in the tub).

3. Set the washer to COMFORTER.
This cycle bypasses the load sensing feature and defaults to the maximum water level.

4. Measure the water level from the center hub of the infusor
(it should be approximately 11 inches deep in the tub).

Note: Before disconnecting the hose from the pressure sensor,
be sure the water level is below the bottom of the spin basket.

To remove the pressure sensor:

1. Remove the 2 Phillips head screws that hold the Backsplash in place.

2. Place a towel over the lid of the washer to prevent scratches to the surface.
Gently lift each corner of the backsplash, then roll it forward so it rests on top of the washer.

3. Remove the 3 Phillips head screws that hold protective cover in place.

4. Disconnect wiring to the pressure sensor.

5. The pressure sensor is held in place by 3 tabs.
With a flat blade screwdriver, press the tabs back and lift the water level switch up and out.

6. Disconnect the clear hose from the pressure sensor.
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If the sensor tests bad, you can buy a new pressure sensor here.

Source: Ge Harmony WPGT9350C0WW pressure sensor error


Frigidaire front load washer won't start; membrane keypad test

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 April 2011 · 2,388 views

May be a bad Start Switch (part of the Controller)

Membrane Keypad Test:
To activate, unplug power cord and reconnect.
Press and hold TEMPS and STOP keypads simultaneously at least 2-3 seconds within 10 seconds of power up.
Test Sequence:
Press each keypad (CYCLES, TEMPS, SPEED, OPTIONS etc.) separately to verify each keypad functions and all the LEDs for the selection light up
Press START to verify Display readouts are functional


If the touchpad fails this test, you can buy a new touchpad here with a one year warranty.

Source: Frigidaire FWTBB30DS0 front load won't start


LG WM2277H washer takes longer to complete cycle than is displayed

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 13 April 2011 · 1,433 views

<<<THE WASHER continously spins 57 min on display actual time to finish cycle 1hr 20 min. Takes longer then it should to finish what should I look for as the cause>>>

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The CYCLE RUN TIME displays "57" minutes but the actual duration of the cycle is 1 hour 20 minutes?

Caused by incorrect type of detergent (non-HE) or too much of the correct detergent (HE type).

The correct amount of HE detergent to be used (disregard the detergent instructions *entirely*).

HE : (2) Tablespoons Per Wash

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Tell your customer that LG /Samsung / Electrolux are paddling a canoe up-river trying to get the message out that the detergent instructions are erroneous---by a mile.

Using too much "HE" detergent (or any amount of non-HE) will cause the software/computer to enter SUDS KILL/REMOVAL MODE.

Most customers will only know of this when they see the TIME REMAINING at say---34 minutes.

Then they leave the laundry room to get the mail / briefly chat with the neighbor / pour a cup of coffee and re-enter the laundry room---and see that the TIME REMAINING still shows 34 minutes remaining.

This occurs when the SUDS KILL MODE has been activated due to suds detected in the wash cycle during the RINSE portion of the cycle.

Eventually the SUDS KILL MODE defaults and the TIME REMAINING display resumes counting down again.

SOLUTION:
Add TIDE WASHING MACHINE CLEANER to the washer (no laundry) and run a TUB CLEAN CYCLE. This will remove SOAP SCUM/CURD from the tub. This should be done at least every 4 months to also keep MUSTY ODOR from occurring as well.
Similar to adopting a new religion---use the CORRECT amount of HE detergent---religiously.

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<<<also threw a code UE which means out of balence>>>

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The SERIAL NUMBER would help with this.

Older WM2277 washers used a BALL SENSOR. This sensor was prone to triggering an IMBALANCED LOAD ERROR (UE) with a hair-trigger sensitivity. Especially on WOOD FLOORING.

If this washer is one the newer WM2277 models---add a single towel to the tub. Close door. Press POWER button. Press SPIN SPEED button to select fastest spin speed setting. Press START button.
Wait until 9 minutes remaining is displayed (tub begins higher RPM spin speed).
Place fingers at the edge of both front leveling legs/feet and feel which of the legs/feet is beginning to lift off the floor (up & down motion).
Use the WRENCHETTE provided with all LG washers to adjust the appropriate leg until up/down motion/noise is minimized/stopped.
Lock the leveling legs to prevent them from becoming misadjusted later.


You can buy parts for your LG washer here.

Source: LG WM2277H washer takes longer to complete cycle than is displayed






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