Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   AppliancePartsPros 

Author Topic: Frigidaire Affinity Front Load ATF6000ES1, NO Agitation/spin, Error "E5E"  (Read 2165 times)

Offline sridiculous

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 2

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.

Offline Maytag Man 6725

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 396
  • Country: us
  • Technician since 1990
Re: Frigidaire Affinity Front Load ATF6000ES1, NO Agitation/spin, Error "E5E"
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 08:53:21 PM »
Much more likely to be motor control board or harness connection at motor board than the main board

Offline sridiculous

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 2
Re: Frigidaire Affinity Front Load ATF6000ES1, NO Agitation/spin, Error "E5E"
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 01:10:30 AM »
I did check all the wires for continuity in the entire system and all wire harnesses seem to be intact. So, would it be safe to assume that it is the motor control board and order it?

Offline LowSL2

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1238
  • Country: us
  • My knees hurt
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
I would say it's the motor control board.
15+ Years of Professional Appliance Repair Experience
Former $ears/a$e tech

Offline AJ

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10839
  • Country: us
    • - Appliance Repair
Re: Frigidaire Affinity Front Load ATF6000ES1, NO Agitation/spin, Error "E5E"
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 12:10:21 PM »
I agree, motor control board. If you purchase the control board from you can always return it if that ends up not fixing it.

Offline Washaman

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 525
  • Country: us
I've got a used one somewhere. Had to replace one a few years ago.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


16025909 Maytag MAH9700AW 27" Front Load Washer Service Repair Manual

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 10144
Last post June 03, 2008, 07:37:03 AM
by AJ
FRIGIDAIRE front load washer wil agitate but will not go into a final spin

Started by sjcjmc

Replies: 7
Views: 11016
Last post February 02, 2009, 11:47:19 AM
by Penguin45
Kenmore Frigidaire front load washer - No Spin

Started by jpn43

Replies: 8
Views: 10460
Last post September 01, 2009, 08:52:36 AM
by JWWebster
Frigidaire front load washer wont spin cycle

Started by Scott7m

Replies: 10
Views: 11531
Last post May 17, 2010, 07:58:24 AM
by Repair-man
Frigidaire Front Load Washer Will Not Spin

Started by KevinS

Replies: 6
Views: 11565
Last post March 30, 2011, 06:00:57 PM
by krazytech
Frigidaire Front Load Washer FTF2140ES0 Does Not Spin

Started by AJ

Replies: 2
Views: 4323
Last post December 24, 2011, 12:48:59 PM
by AJ