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Offline Michael Joyce

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Frigidaire fgx831fs5 Agitator attempts to run continuously
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:36:07 AM »
My Frigidaire fgx831fs5 stacked laundry center is acting up.  When the washer has power, it constantly attempts to run the agitator cycle.  Even when it's not "on".  The only way to stop it is to unplug or open the lid.
When I run a full wash cycle, the agitator runs while filling with water.  When it reaches the spin cycle, I can still hear it trying to agitate even though it appears to be spinning properly. 
I have already replaced the timer with no luck.  Any ideas on what could be causing this behavior?
Thanks for reading my post.
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« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 11:37:31 AM by Michael Joyce »

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Re: Frigidaire fgx831fs5 Agitator attempts to run continuously
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 10:26:57 AM »
Check the red, orange and purple wires from the motor for a short to ground. I usually find shorted wires close to the motor because the tub motion can cause a rubbing wire to wear through the insulation.

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Re: Frigidaire fgx831fs5 Agitator attempts to run continuously
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 06:20:21 AM »
Well your tip was spot on.  Two of the 3 wires were chewed through pretty well.  I've repaired them and wrapped them in electric tape.  Thank you so much for the help!

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Re: Frigidaire fgx831fs5 Agitator attempts to run continuously
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 08:45:12 AM »
Cool! Thanks for the update.

 

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