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#21 dkimble69

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:33 PM

so would this mean the pump wasn't bad? Is this model the one that is almost impossible to bet the door gasket back on? I read some horder stories about that earlier. Should I test anything else before I try this?

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

You don't have to remove the bellow, just disconnect it from the front panel so you can get to the latch. Its easy to take off and put back on.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:33 PM

Yes, I just did that.  It was easy to do.  Is there a way to actually test this before I buy a new one?  I thought I read something yesterday and that some peices of this assembly could be replaced without replacing everything....   



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

Please tell me I do NOT need the wiring harness also???  I ahve to get this done tomorrow and the local prices are horrible.  The pump was $125. at the only local place that had one.  I should have I guess called the waranty company and paid the $125. to them  :)  At least then, the lady would be happy...



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

You only replace the latch here

http://www.repaircli...1763202/1531974

 

The latch is a common issue with these machines when not spinning so sorry to mislead you with the pump. You did say the machine was not draining though, and a no drain problem has nothing to do with the latch.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

Right, there was water left in the tub.  It seems odd that both problems would happen at the same time though.  Hopefully I can find the latch assembly locally today.

 

Thanks for all the help!



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

Wouldn't it tear up the pump if the strainer was left out?



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

Wouldn't it tear up the pump if the strainer was left out?

 

No.  Depending on the object, coins will usually get caught in the bottom of the suction boot.  Long objects will simply jam the pump and it's a much easier repair to remove the object from the impeller than it is to remove and clean out the Dreamcatcher.  The pump is unharmed by this.  It also makes a great opportunity for customer education on emptying pockets.  



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:02 PM

I was surprised when I took the boot off mine it was completely empty. There also was no strainer or coin catcher in it. There was also nothing in the impeller area.

I couldn't locate the door mechanism locally, today. They will have it for my by noon Monday.

Off to the laundry mat to keep the lady happy. She is still pissed at me cause I said I would fix it instead of calling the warenty people. Oh well, live and learn.

Thanks again guys for all the help! Will follow up after installing the door part.
I was surprised when I took the boot off mine it was completely empty. There also was no strainer or coin catcher in it. There was also nothing in the impeller area.

I couldn't locate the door mechanism locally, today. They will have it for my by noon Monday.

Off to the laundry mat to keep the lady happy. She is still pissed at me cause I said I would fix it instead of calling the warenty people. Oh well, live and learn.

Thanks again guys for all the help! Will follow up after installing the door part.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

Wouldn't it tear up the pump if the strainer was left out?

That same hose and pump was used for years before Frigidaire put that little cup thing in there and there was far less pump/no drain problems before. It causes more trouble then good so when I have one plugged up and the machine is not draining I take it out and leave it out.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:11 AM

I do the same thing, the first one of these I ran across was being used at a hospital and they where washing string mop heads.

 

It had a dryer stacked on top and also the new solid panel front, did it all from the back.


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