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      On-demand appliance repair training videos for Professional Appliantologist members Over 30 hours (and growing!) of original, high quality appliance training webinars developed and given by yours truly are at your fingertips, on topics you won't find anywhere else. Fill in those knowledge gaps, strengthen those areas of uncertainty, and boost your skills. Watch on mobile or desktop at your convenience whenever, wherever.  Ultra Short Primer on Basic Electricity, Circuits, Ohm's Law, and Schematic Reading (Length: 1:04:48) Basic Refrigerator Troubleshooting (Length: 1:10:45) Schematic Reading Workshop, 10/2015 (Length 1:19:08) Troubleshooting Strategies for Computer-Controlled Appliances (Length: 48:34) Semiconductors and PN Junctions (Length: 1:04:37) Appliance Temperature Sensing Devices & Technology (Length: 1:27:33) Voltage Measurements, Meters, Ghost Voltages, and Triac-controlled Neutrals (Length: 1:29:32) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 1, 4/2016 (Length: 1:09:26) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 2, 4/2016 (Length: 1:21:11) Tech Sheet Review, 4/9/2016: Bosch Speed Cooker, Amana Refrigerator, GE Glass Cooktop Range (Length: 1:22:58) Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) Switches used in Samsung Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) (Length: 27:07) PWM Computer Cooling Fan in a Whirlpool Refrigerator (Length: 14:53) Understanding AC Split-phase Household Power Supplies (Length: 52:41) Troubleshooting a Samsung Electric Dryer without Disassembly using Live Tests and the Schematic (Length: 22:47) Troubleshooting a Bosch Dishwasher No-Heat Problem using the Schematic and Live Tests (Length: 15:38) Linear Motors and Linear Compressors (Length: 55:54) Bi-directional PSC Drive Motor Systems in Whirlpool VM Washers (Length: 56:52) Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies (Length: 1:00:16) The Ten Step Troubleshooting Tango and Workshop Exercises (Length: 1:35:39) Troubleshooting Ten-Step Tango Advanced Workshop (Length: 1:32:06) Ten-Step Tango Troubleshooting Workshop: Refrigerators (Length: 1:35:57) Whirlpool Duet Washer Schematic Analysis & Whirlpool Dryer Moisture Sensor System (Length: 1:03:04) Neutral Vs. Ground, Inverter Microwave, Digital Communications, Loading Down in DC loads, and more! (Length: 1:14:45) Gas Oven Service Call After a Parts Changing Monkey (Length: 36:04) AFCI and GFCI Circuit Protection Technology (Length: 41:26) Troubleshooting Samsung Refrigerators and more (Length: 1:29:58) 3-way Valves and Dual Evaporator Refrigerators (Length: 1:15:45) Split-Phase Compressors and PTC Start Devices (Length: 1:11:57) Gas Dryer Ignition Systems (Length: 53:50) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 1 (Length: 43:07) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 2 (Length: 1:09:09) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 3 (Length: 1:11:56) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 4 (Length: 37:45) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 5 (Length: 16:35) Appliantology Peer Group web meeting, Feb 25, 2018 (Length: 1:47:30) Appliantology March 2018 Peer Group Meeting (Length: 1:59:58) To access these webinars and all the other info-goodies here at Appliantology, become a Professional Appliantologist today. If you need cost-effective, time-flexible, state-of-the-art appliance technical training, check out the Master Samurai Tech Academy.
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      [Webinar] Appliantology Peer Group   04/24/2018

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ronovabch

FWT645RHS0 Slow/ incomplete Agitation no spin

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ronovabch

Hello I have a Frigidaire Front loader that will agitate but in a manner that the drum seems to move 1/2 rotation  turn at a time,  Then will not spin

It will pump out.   I found a broken spring and replaced that along with the shock absorbers as it seemed that the drum was bouncing around excessively.  Sp can the speed control board cause these issues?  I have not checked the door switch however since it does rotate albeit half heartedly that would seem to work. Any Hints?

 

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ronovabch

Also theTech Sheet was damaged when water leaked from the detergent cup when the spring broke so i can only read about half of it.

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darren412

Since a spring broke and also if it’s the spring on the opposite side of where the motor speed control and main motor is located ,  I would inspect all the wiring and check for continuity on all of the motor wiring end to end and the wiring from the motor speed control to the motor .  There may be a chance that the tub moved around so much up and down, that the motor may have smashed up against the motor speed control and broke a wire . The wires can also be broken in side the wire sheath it self .  Check for any possible abrasions on all the wiring from the motor to the motor speed control.  I would start there first for any visible signs of damage before doing anything else , 

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ronovabch

Ok thanks will do!

 

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ronovabch

thanks did not see anything did check resistance of the cables between the board and motor and they checked out ok ...checked  the speed control board shet said   at least 3Meg ohms between 1 and 2 and 2 and 3  3 and 1 all seemed about 0.1 Megohm on my cheap multi meter so it may be the culprit

 

 

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darren412

You may need to use a better meter by the way and recheck each motor terminal again for the correct indicated reading off the tech sheet again.   Post back what your diagnosis is and the correctional fix you came up with if you would,

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ronovabch

So I was able to find an electronic copy of the Electrolux Service Manual for Tumble action washers; 2002 edition on the internet it had a handy dandy trouble shooting chart:  Washer Tumbles Slowly in Any Timer position. 

 The chart said disconnect ten pin plug from the control board and check resistance between pins 3 and 4 of the plug . if 184 Ohm +/- 7% you have a defective board.  Readings other than  if 184 Ohm +/- 7% then you have a defective Motor .   Mine Checked in at 183 Ohm. 

Ordered up a controller put it in and now back in business,  instead of a  700 dollar washer!

Thanks for your help !

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