Frigidaire front load washer: water will still not enter machine. New part # was different. Problem?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:24 PM
I'm now debating whether I should call in the pros, buy another machine, or order the control board which was the step recommended after the pressure switch. I'm seeking your wisdom. I would love a working machine for Mother's Day---or shortly there after. Thank you again for your help.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:22 PM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:53 AM
I'm pretty sure that the fill would be stopped with drawer open so that water won't splash everywhere.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:15 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:08 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:41 PM
On a hunch, I disconnected the water inlet valve and checked the inline filters. From the outside of the machine they looked fine. However, when I got the unit out and removed the plastic filters, the cold side was essentially full of silty sludge. I think what happened was when the pump kicked back on, there was silt in the line, and I usually use cold water only, so, that inlet got plugged. By the time I used the hot, the silt had cleared, so it wasn't affected. I guess the reason the diagnostic for the valve asssembly didn't work was because it checks the solenoid, not the flow. So, now I'm waiting on the valve unit. I have got to investigate a better filter system than what i have. I have screen filters on both ends of the inlet hoses, and I clean them often. I guess that the silt was so fine it went through anyway. We'll see if this does it. I hope so, b/c its a stacking unit and if I replace the washer, I'll likely have to replace the dryer too b/c I will NEVER buy another Frigidaire front-loader.
PS: This is the second time the test codes and diagnostics steered me wrong. Last time, the wax motor in my door latch failed, but the error code indicated that the speed control board was bad. This forum, and a couple of others helped confirm my gut instinct, and by ignoring the codes and the official tests, my machine was fixed cheaply and quickly. I wonder if others have this problem with these washers' official tests. All I know is thes washers are super poorly designed and I'll not have another one like this one. Thanks for your interest.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:12 PM
sometimes, you can remove the Cold Water Valve Screen, reconnect the Hose to the Washer,
.. Usually you can clean the screen
but disconnect the Hose from the House Cold Water Supply, and rest it into the Sink.
Then, run a warm Wash, the hot water will enter the Washer, and also out of the Cold Water Valve,
flushing the Cold Water Valve.
Repeat with other Hose / Screen
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