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Frigidaire front-loader doesn't spin: FWTR445RFS1

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Hello appliance repair friends!

My wife just loaded up our front-loader, watched it fill with water, then nothing happened.

(Well—something happened. It made a grinding noise. Which she now tells me it's been doing for many months!)

If we turn the dial to spin, it pumps the water out, but again doesn't spin.

I checked the laundry appliance FAQ, but this symptom doesn't seem to be listed (or I'm too dense to find it).

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I PMed you the troubleshooting guide for this machine (also on the tech sheet inside the washer).

Problem will usually end up being either the speed control board ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Motor-Control-Board/131725300/408144?modelNumber=FWTR445RFS1

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Or the drive motor ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drive-Motor/131276200/406940?modelNumber=FWTR445RFS1

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GRINDING NOISE?? May be junk in pump, but

BEFORE buying a speed control -rotate your spin basket by hand, if it's noisey, kinda dry gitty sound, the bearings maybe going bad

also there should be No up-down play when tuggin/lifting on spin basket.

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I PMed you the troubleshooting guide for this machine (also on the tech sheet inside the washer).

Problem will usually end up being either the speed control board… Or the drive motor…

Today my wife informs me that the washer has heeled itself. It now spins, and doesn't make any funny noises.

I like to think of myself as a G-d fearing man of faith, my I'm not sure my faith extends to self-healing appliances.

Rather than consider it cured, I'm going to add a new symptom: The problem is intermittent.

I saved the troubleshooting guide, and if the problem returns, I'll take a look (and let you know what I find).

Thanks, as always, for your help.

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