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Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES1 wash basin full before wash cycle starts?

27 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Back again with a new puzzle for my old Frigidaire front load washer, model # FTF2140ES1.

Today, after sitting idle for two days (laundry day was Thursday), my wife says the wash basin was full when she started to put clothes in for a new load. A drain/spin cycle spun the washer out and it seems to be working fine now.

That reminded me that when I was fixing the wiring harness a few weeks ago, the same thing happened to me. I shrugged it off, rationalizing that I must have kept the dial on the "fill" test on the way to the "spin" test.

Any thoughts? Again, seems to be working fine, and it's only happened once since I put humpty dumpty back together two weeks ago.

Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES1 won't spin

09 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

I'm beginning to truly hate this washer.
I happened to be ten feet away when the washer quit working. The spin cycle had just started. Drain kicked on, drum started spinning, then the washer started "walking" because of an imbalanced, heavy load. Before I could reach it, it just quit. No lights, no beeps, no error codes. Checked to make sure it was still on the stand, then put it in diagnostic mode to spin it out. I had the door lock problem some time ago so I knew how to go about doing that (thanks guys!). 
The drain came on but after a few seconds it stopped. The drum never spun. Hoping that it was just a clogged pump/drain, I took it apart, cleaned it out. Didn't find anything. Reassembled and tried the test again. This time I paid a little closer attention, and it seems like the washer shut down when the drum tried to start. It also started flashing error E5E - communication error. 
The service manual says E5E is a communication error, and refers to Test 13: "Communication problem. Check the wiring between the control board and the speed control board." (already sounds expensive) 
"Wiring bad: correct wiring problem. Wiring good: Replace the control board. If the problem is not corrected, replace the speed control board." (sounding more expensive...)
I see a similar problem with another Frigidaire model in this post.
If the washer doesn't spin in diagnostic mode, that points to the control board instead of the latch, correct? Because diag mode overrides the door lockout? 
I guess I'm looking for confirmation that it's the control board before I spring for a new one.

Need diagnosis help for Kenmore dehumidifier 580.54351

26 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

I have a 35 pint Kenmore dehumidifier, model 580.54351. It has not been used since last summer, when it was working fine. Now that spring has sprung, it would only run for a few minutes, then stop. For a few days, turning the humidity control knob to "off" and then "max" would convince it to run for a few minutes. Now it won't turn on at all. No fan, no compressor, no "bucket full" light (which also used to come on when the bucket was out of position).

I pulled it open and checked the fuse (fine) and capacitor (no obvious flashing or distortion). What's my next move to diagnose this thing?

GE Triton XL dishwasher GSD6600G00BB will not drain (again)

19 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Nihon de naganen ni watatte adobaisu shite itadaki arigatogozaimasu, Fixit-San. (Thank your for your advice over the years, Samurai Appliance Repair Man.)

Once again I turn you, this time to advise me how best to persuade a recalcitrant dishwasher to drain.

I have a GE Triton XL (GSD660G00BB) that won't pump out. I checked a few of the other posts and think I have the problem identified, but I'd like the opinion of the experts here before I order parts.

My dishwasher is slightly different from the one shown in http://fixitnow.com/...er-drainology/. The drain pump (http://www.repaircli...er=GSD6600G00BB) is attached to the left of the circulation pump and I think this is the problem. I took all the parts underneath apart and cleaned out the gookus. One of the flapper valves was stuck but that didn't solve the problem. I performed the continuity test (OK) and current (fail) on the drain pump, so I think this is the problem, yes?

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