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Offline YDMAC81

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Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« on: February 28, 2015, 05:21:40 PM »
Dilemma: Started a load of clothes and forgot an item, but washer had locked (about 2 minutes after agitation started). Got a butter knife to pry it open, which I'd done before with no problem. Washer lid wouldn't go back down afterwards. So I forced it, only because I didn't want detergent and bleach splashing everywhere.

Washer wouldn't agitate after force close.
Turned off breaker switch and removed front cover. No broken pieces found, but there is a small crack in part of the latch (SEE PHOTO)
Tried to play around with it for a while. Nothing.

Side note:
Stack washer/dryer. Dryer works fine. Washer still has unfinished load inside. Unsure if timer still working.

Attached photo is the way things look right now. Not sure if I caused that crack when forcing lid, but most likely.

Afraid to detach unit ..didn't want to cause more damage. Thanks in advance for the help, guys.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 05:34:15 PM by YDMAC81 »

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 05:33:50 PM »

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 05:43:47 PM »
Your reply is appreciated. Mine looks similar. Hard to spot a difference.
Do you think it'd be easy to get this unit off the washer, so I can get a closer look?
2 new photos attached. One with washer lid closed.

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 06:25:12 PM »
That is the part number to replace your broken lid switch. 134926800 is the part number. It should come apart like this video of another part number for a different model washer. It needs to be replace you broke it.




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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 02:14:52 PM »
That was not the question. Already used this video to remove front of washer.
The rest of the video applies to a different model.
Any other replies appreciated.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 02:15:47 PM by YDMAC81 »

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 04:16:31 PM »
I am thinking you broke the lid switch since it was working ok before you tried to open it up with the lid lock.What are you thinking? The video also show how to replace the lid switch that is close to yours and should be able to replace just like in that video.As stated in the post of the video i know its a different model and has a different part number of the lid lock switch,but should be able to replace just like in the video with the proper part number that i gave you unless you think its a different problem besides lid switch??

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 04:17:10 PM »
User YDMAC81 is very rude and asked for their account to be removed, so I removed their login information from our system.
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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 04:30:02 PM »
I don,t know why just trying to help.

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Re: Broken lid latch - Frigidaire Washer FEX831fS4
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 05:45:14 PM »
I think he didn't want to buy a new lock, he just wanted you to tell him how to fix the one he broke. Of course we all know he probably broke it beyond repair, but that's not what he wanted to hear.

 

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