I have a Frigidaire Affinity Front load washer, Model ATF6000ES1. Last week, suddenly the washer went bad and starting acting up. When a wash cycle is started, there would be water flow for like 2 seconds and then nothing. The timer would still keep winding down all the time. Again after a min or so, 2 seconds of water intake and again the same process continues. There is no spin or tumble or even no soap being dispensed.
I ran the built in diagnostic test and I got an error "E5E", which points to a "Communication Problem between the Main Control Board and the Motor/Speed control board". I checked the wires and they all seem to be just fine. I also went ahead and used a Multi meter to test continuity for the wires end to end and they all are fine. I also checked the resistance for the solenoids for the water dispenser and door latch and they are also fine. I then checked the resistance mentioned in the technical sheet for the Motor and that also measured just fine.
From what I have read so far, it is either the Main control board or the Speed control board that might be the problem. I am currently located in India and so getting the part shipped is a huge pain already and so want to confirm the broken part before ordering and getting it. I cannot take a chance of ordering one part first and if that doesn't fix it, then go ahead and order the other one.
I have disconnected the Speed control board and wanted to measure the voltage coming into it and out of it to see if I can identify anything. The Input Voltage reads about 120 V for the 2 seconds or so when there is water intake or when the pump is started and then it reads a steady 3V. The output Voltage is always a very unpleasant 0V. I am not really sure what to make out of these readings though.
I would greatly appreciate any help in narrowing down the actual problem component so that I can order it and get my issue resolved. I am pretty handy and can undertake more tests / diagnostics if required to identify the issue, but with proper guidance.
Thanks in advance for anyone offering help & guidance.