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Member Since 23 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Power surge Frigidaire FAFW3511KWO front load washer

25 September 2011 - 06:01 PM

OK - finally finished the repair. Takes a while when you replace one electronic component at a time. The surge knocked out
1. main control board ($130)
2. user interface board ($110)
3. pressure switch / sensor ($45) - plugs into the control board

The surge was caused by an open neutral - an underground cable let go. Thus I got 240v on half of the panel - including the washer.

Now my washer plugs into a high quality surge supressor which in turn plugs into a GFCI. I also have a whole house surge protector (which fried). The surge knocked out 6 GFCIs and 3 high quality point-of-use surge supressors. These items saved all my other electronics so I feel a little better my washer is now protected also.

Tip of the week: BE SURE YOUR DRAIN HOSE DOES NOT WORK ITS WAY LOOSE as you slide the washer in / out many times making these step-wise repairs. It was wired down but not enough to handle so many in / outs. My house survived Hurricane Irene but not a loose drain hose!Attached File  IMG_3865.jpg   72.76KB   7 downloads

In Topic: Power surge Frigidaire FAFW3511KWO front load washer

13 September 2011 - 08:52 AM

The burn mark was easy to see. No major disassembly required beyond what the Repair Clinic video clearly showed.


It was right where the green plug with black and white wires enter (green plug).

In Topic: Power surge Frigidaire FAFW3511KWO front load washer

12 September 2011 - 07:59 AM

OK - I see a burn mark on the control board right where the 120V line plugs in. So I will replace that. Can you speculate on whether that is as far as the damage goes or do I just have to try it out?
And is there a risk of burning out the new control board when I install it and then try to start the machine if something downstream is bad?

Thanks. I know this calls for speculation but I will take your expert opinion gladly.

In Topic: Replacing control board on front loading Frigidaire LTF2140FS1 washer

12 September 2011 - 07:55 AM

Look at RepairClinic.com's page here


look for "videos" and it tells you how to disassemble a typical Frigidaire front loader. Getting to the control board is easy. I am doing the same repair right now. Good luck. My issue was a power surge. How about yours?

In Topic: One-size-fits-most surface elements Maytag CRE7500ACW

14 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

Just to close this out - Whirlpool emailed me saying the factory suggested elements are only 1200w and 2200w respectively for the 6" and 8" surface elements. 

That is less than the 1500 and 2500-2600 typical in most elements I see - at least the few that are specify wattage.

Sounds like a case when I should stick with the OEM part to be sure I get the specified lower wattage.

Thanks for your help Samurai.

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