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Title: Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES0 ('good' model) no spin
Post by: JADsvc1 on April 04, 2014, 01:30:36 PM
OK guys, here's one for the books . . . the Frigidaire guy has hit a head scratcher on a Frigidaire! Got a call on this unit, no drain/spin. Found drain pump shot (bearings wasted). Replaced pump, set machine into diagnostic mode and all worked well INCLUDING spin in diagnostic mode. Didn't test in a regular cycle since I figured that was it so headed to next call.

Customer called back next day and said no spin. I asked if she saw any flashing/beeping answer was no. So I went out and ran in drain/spin cycle. No spin, no code flash. Ran in test mode and it spins, but then at very end of test it threw a code 43 which is a simple "BAD MAIN CONTROL BOARD, REPLACE MAIN CONTROL BOARD" in chart with no tests. Have had this numerous times, soooo I ordered the control, replaced it and to my dismay received same code in test cycle and no spin in regular cycles.  >:(  So, went through checks of motor windings and tacho-generator and all fell within parameters (tacho was 120 ohms, range 103-130; windings all were exactly 6.1 ohms. Though range is 4 - 6 ohms, I figured that 0.1 ohm falls within the usual +/- 10% variance you usually allow on measurements) All wires/plugs check out good, so I think it is motor control board.  ???

Has anyone had a similar issue? I haven't seen a board diagnostic be wrong like that in two boards? Strange!

Thanks!

JAD
Title: Re: Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES0 ('good' model) no spin
Post by: LowSL2 on April 04, 2014, 02:33:04 PM
I see this all the time. If it spins in diagnostic, but will not when you run a cycle.. it's a bad door lock.
Title: Re: Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES0 ('good' model) no spin
Post by: donsabol on April 04, 2014, 05:24:32 PM
been there done that.....as lowsl2 says door lock assembly....
truck stock now....go thru em like skittles
Title: Re: Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES0 ('good' model) no spin
Post by: JADsvc1 on April 04, 2014, 06:00:37 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the input. Guess I didn't think to look there. I'll check it out & let you know if that was it but sure sounds like you guys have been there done that!

Take care,

JAD
Title: Re: Frigidaire front load washer FTF2140ES0 ('good' model) no spin
Post by: JADsvc1 on April 13, 2014, 10:19:17 PM
That was it. Door lock replaced, machine spins out, happy customer. Thanks everybody!  O0 I actually don't see many front loaders around here . . . yet, so I hadn't run into this before. Plus, I see no mention of this in the Frigidaire service bulletins either. Wonder what's up with that?