Author Topic: Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin  (Read 40528 times)

Offline DMW

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Re: Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 10:33:46 PM »
It did have an error code for PTC and the diagnostic that I found was to measure the resistance of the PTC.  It passed this test.  The diagnostic then pointed to the control board.  Was there any other diagnostics for the PTC other than the resistance measurement?
Thank you.
Don

Offline chris c.

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Re: Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 08:06:27 PM »
Hey guys.  I just read all your conversations.  First, just want to say thinks for the details.  It was very helpful.
I checked my wax motor (PTC) and it was at 1100ohms.  I assume that is good?  So, in the next day or so I'll do some diagnostics on the motherboard and timer.  If I need one of those parts you have, Don, I will let you know so you can get recapture some of your costs.
Chris

Offline chef_m

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Re: Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 11:54:58 AM »
Thanks so much for all the write-ups; they were most helpful and led me (luckily) to the right parts decision. 

I had this exact issue as described above.  I tested the wax motor resistance as several others did above and received a 1300 ohms reading --  right on spec.  But about 6 mos ago, this same issue had occurred and I found a slightly loose connection at the speed control board -- the first thing I checked.  That got it working with no parts replacements.  So naturally, I was thinking, "OK.  The connection has become loose again."  No luck.

So I was faced with a "which part is failing" question and after receiving the 1300 reading, I was seriously thinking about the control board.  But thanks to Don's postings, I decided to replace the part that has had the most complaints (plus it was cheaper) -- the latch assembly.  It worked the first time.

Thanks again!


Frigidaire Front Load Washer Door Lock Assembly Part # 131763202

Offline cyber_spuds

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Re: Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 10:28:36 PM »
Thank you, thank you for sharing this info!!  I tested the door latch for Frigidaire LTF2940ES3 and the resistance was fine, around 1500 ohms, so I thought it was the control board.  The diagnostics sheet for this washer was not clear whether the "control board" was the speed control board or the motor control board, so I searched this forum for the issue.  I saw your tip about disassembling the door switch to manually test it, and the comments from others about it testing fine with a meter but still not actually working, so I took mine apart and applied 120V to the solenoid (worked fine) and the wax motor (didn't work at all!).  New door switch # 131763202 ordered.  I will post an update to confirm whether this really solved the problem (error code E47 during the final high speed spin cycle.)

 

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