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Learning2

Member Since 23 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2014 05:30 AM

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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.

http://www.repaircli...irHelpVideoTabs

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

http://www.repaircli...irHelpVideoTabs

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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