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Member Since 27 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2014 04:39 PM

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Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer E68 Error Code

20 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

I just looked at an Affinity front load washer that stops running a few seconds after the door latch light goes on.  I pulled up the error code, and got E68: "Current leakage to ground on heater or fuse opened".  I tested the heating element for resistance between the terminals, and to ground, and it tested out okay.  Is there actually some fuse in the machine that could be replaced, maybe on one of the boards, or do I most likely need to replace the main control board?

GE washer scraping noise during agitation.

15 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Yesterday, I went to a home to investigate a loud noise coming from a 2010 GE top load washer.  This was a high-end model ($700), with stainless steel inner tub, all the bells and whistles (sensors), etc.  The owner thought something major, like the transmission was shot, and he was about to shove the unit outside for the scrap man, and buy a new washer. 


I pulled off the front cover.  Everything looked brand new--no rust, cobwebs, soap residue, oil, or evidence of leakage.  We ran a small load, and the unit worked fine.  He put in a larger load, and when it started agitating, it let out a scraping noise that could be heard from outside, even next door!

I grabbed a flashlight, lay on the floor, and noticed some metal shavings.  It took about a minute to observe that when agitating, the pulley was scraping on the bottom plate toward the back of the unit. 


The owner told me that he had just moved into the house, and had used a dolly to move the washer down the stairs. Yep, the bottom plate was bowed upward just about 1/2 inch, which was enough to cause the pulley to rub on it.  A little CAREFUL bending, and the machine was running smoothly!



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