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Frigidaire Gallery Door switch


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#1 misterfixit

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:41 PM

I Ordered a door switch as unit will not run unless something is wedged against the door.  Has anyone experienced this problem?  The switch that arrived looks different.  many wire changes and 5 different pin connections. 


How do I remove the front panel of my front loader.  I removed the access panel on the bottom but now I am lost.  HELP!!!



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Posted 20 June 2005 - 08:11 PM

there are 2 different door latches used on these units,the older style has a solenoid operated lock mechanism which is at the bottom of the latch ass'y,the newer one has a wax motor in place of the solenoid. a wire harness is required to adapt the newer one to the older style machine. you can access the latch through the lower panel,if you remove the top,you'll have more light. take the 2 screws out of the door flange that secure the latch in place,get up close and personal to the washer so you can look up from below,and reach up and disconnect wires. it may help you if you can tilt the machine back some as it gives more room to work in the front with your arms buried in cement blocks.
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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:14 AM

Thanks KDOG....Tghe instuctions tell me to replace this wire with that.  I did notice the difference with the switches.  I thought they sent the wrong switch.  Why did the kit include a new cement balancing unit?

I am not comfortable about the wire changes.


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:22 AM

Reason for the new counterweight is that the new style lock is "fatter" than the old one. Best way is to lean the machine back a little to get more room to work. 


 

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 03:30 PM

Mad Mac,

 

Do I need to remove wires in the harness as directed with the new lock installation instructions?

Will I be able to acess the bolts on the new counterweight by leaning the machine back.

 

Thanks for your help.

 


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 03:57 PM

Follow the instructions for wiring.  You can access the counterweight retaining bolts by removing the bottom front quarter panel.  There are two retaining bolts, one at about 5 o'clock and the other at about 3:30-- this one is the beeotch. 

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:05 AM

Thanks to all for your input with my front loader.  Was a little confused about the adapter harness and I did have the harness backward in the speed control unit.  Overall the switch is replaced, my door humming is gone and the switch works.

 

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