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Frigedaire Gallery Front Loader won't run, door lock light on.

Frigedaire Washer Wont Cycle

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#1 duckcrazed

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:09 AM

Help, I have a Frigedaire Gallery front loading washer that is not running during any cycle. The door lock light will turn on and engage, but that is it. Prior to this it tripped the breaker during a cycle. Restarted the load and it tripped the breaker when it was about to enter a spin cycle. After that it tripped the breaker anytime you tried to turn it on. I ran power to another breaker via extension cord and it no longer tripped the breaker, but would not run at all. Now, no matter what breaker I use, nothing will happen, just door lock light on. No cycle will start.

History, I replaced the inner tub basket 6 months ago due to a broken spindle. 3 months ago, had a clog and had to clean out the drain, but have run at least 20 loads since then, probably 75 loads since replacing the basket.

Any help would be appreciated, I thought about replacing the door lock assembly, however that wouldn't explain tripping the breaker would it? Have checked the wiring to see if somehow a wire was pinched and burned out, but don't see anything. I'm not great with electrical wiring, so not sure what the next step is...
Thanks for any and all help!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

.... After that it tripped the breaker anytime you tried to turn it on.

At that time, did it fill with water before it tripped the Breaker ?
Does it fill with water now OK ?
If no other Lights come ON (Wash, Rinse, Spin)
then yes, the Door Lock Assembly is probably bad now, due to the constant Breaker overloads..
If it was tripping the Breaker just prior to the Spin Cycle, it could be a bad Drain Pump.
You may be able to test the Pump with an OHM meter, (should be about 15 OHMs)
OR disconnect the Pump, but the Door Lock still has a problem
which may be by-passed for testing.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

Originally, yes, it filled, and drained. At this point, it won't do anything. Won't fill with water, won't drain, spin etc...

When you turn on the door lock light will turn on, and you can hear a slight hum, but that is it...

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

Should note, I've tested the fuse on the speed control board and it is good.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

I checked the pump motor and it is reading 12.8 Ohms. The schematic says 15 +- 1 ohm. Replace?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

... you can hear a slight hum

depends where the hum is coming from.. Timer Motor (normal), Water Valve, Washer Motor ?

... pump motor and it is reading 12.8 Ohms. The schematic says 15 +- 1 ohm. Replace?

that may be close enough, could test with 120v
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

The door lock switch is definitely fried (wire burned through inside). Is it possible the switch was causing the breaker to trip, or does it have to be something else?

No hum, w/door lock switch removed, how would I test 120v? Have to install new door lock switch first?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

... Is it possible the switch was causing the breaker to trip
... how would I test 120v?
... Have to install new door lock switch first?

1) only if the Door Switch wires were somehow shorting to the frame.
2) if you could apply 120v AC to the Pump Motor terminals ...
3) for testing, you could disconnect the Door Lock and connect the wires together (with electrical tape)
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Part links:

Door lock switch ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=GLTF1670AS0

Drain pump ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=GLTF1670AS0

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

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