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kokomo

Fridgedaire Infinity washer fafs4473lw0

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kokomo

Any known issues with this 8 yr old F/L model ? I see the tub seal is shown on 1st page of parts pros, would this not be a diy project. thks.

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darren412

They all have issues that can be common.  Not quite sure what your question is ?    Is your problem that you have a leak in the door boot seal and you need to know how to replace it ?  What is the problem that you are trying to solve.  

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kokomo

leak appears to be from underneath, need to raise it up to observe it I guess, boot looks ok just slightly twisted. thks so much d412.

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darren412

Pull the door boot back and from 3:00 to 9:00 look thoroughly in the door boot and see if you can find a tear or hole of some sort. If not , Take off top and back of washer  then run a rinse and drain cycle and see if you can see where the leak is coming from at all the areas you can observe the washer during operation.  Most of the time it’s the door boot that usually is the source of a leak . Clean around the glass inside of the door thoroughly where it meets the door gasket when it’s closed also. Any dirt and a couple of strands of hair across that gasket seal can cause a small leak also.  

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kokomo

thks darren, I managed to get it up enough to see the issue,.......... removed top to see a spring at top right with a hook to the top side had snapped off dropping the basket on the unusual looking drain hose rupturing it on the sheet metal beneath it, also on same side a rear shock assembly is loose and I don't see the pin that held it in, I'm told it had been repaired before for a belt. Also a running noise before the diagnosis.

 

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1 hour ago, kokomo said:

Also a running noise before the diagnosis.

 

Must have been making a huge racket.

 

Pretty sure they call this an "Affinity" washer

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darren412

Wow !   That can cause major damage.   Especially if it had a loose shock that came out or a loose .  suspension spring like you mentioned . Its amazing that the washer kept working until you noticed the water leak.  Make sure you check everything connected to that tub.  you will need to check the wiring to the motor control and make sure the tub did not hit the motor control unit down below and break a wire that you cant see. an out of balance tub can sometimes hit the motor control unit and pinch a wire causing the unit to malfunction. Check the water level switch hose also and make sure the hose was not hit  and pinched somewhere by the tub causing there to be a hole in the hose.  Lets hope the water leak that you noticed is the only early sign of the problems you found with the washer.  Before you put it all back together after fixing the issues you mentioned , make sure you run a fast test cycle and watch for any additional leaks other than the one you had found. Put 4-5 reg size bath towels in it.  Then close it all up once you know it successfully past a test cycle with no leaks.   Good luck 

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kokomo

Very lucky, only had to replace the drain hose / trap and the broken spring, still tracing a small drip maybe the water level switch hose. Thks for the help.

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Budget Appliance Repair

Check and tighten the 20 to 24 bolts that hold the two tub shell halves together.

I've seen a few where the bolts heads start wearing into the plastic which then lets the tub shells separate slightly and leak.  A good snugging up of all the bolts will usually take care of it.

Unfortunately this new style Frigidaire doesn't have the lower access panel so to get to all the tub bolts you're going to have to remove the top and front again, (also makes it much more difficult to see and locate leak since only access when all assembled is from top where you really can't see any leaks and from the back panel).

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