Having a washing machine in our home is a convenience that we wouldn’t easily live without. When it is not working, it’s an inconvenience that we want to fix quickly.
A problem with the power supply is the issue when your Frigidaire washer is not working. Check the breakers to make sure they aren’t tripped and inspect the power cord and receptacle to rule out any problems. You may also be having a problem with the water supply.
If you plan on doing any repair work on the machine, make sure that you do so safely. The power supply at your house is enough to kill a person, so don’t work on live electrical parts.
In many cases, the solutions that we offer below can be done by an average homeowner. If you do need some help, make sure that you get a qualified electrician or repairman that can work on Frigidaire washing machines.
Frigidaire Washer Not Working
Once your washing machine stops working, getting it back up and running again is a priority. Here are a few options to consider.
Your washing machine will stop working if the door is not latched shut properly. It may also be a faulty door switch that is keeping the washing machine from starting. The door switch alerts the washing machine that the door is open in both a top load and front load scenario.
You should also look into the power supply and see if you have power to the washing machine. If none of the buttons are lit or working, it may be a problem with electricity. Check the following:
Breaker Box – If a breaker is tripped, it will not allow electricity to reach the washing machine. Look for a breaker that is slightly out of line with the others. Flip it off and back on again.
Power Cord – Inspect the power cord. If it has become damaged, cut, or frayed, it should be replaced. Look for a burnt area around the plug.
Receptacle – Although the receptacle does not typically go bad, it does happen on occasion. Plug something else into the receptacle and see if it works.
Line Fuse – There is typically at least one fuse within the washer that automatically shuts the washer off if too much voltage passes through it. If the line fuse has been blown, which is indicated if it is a dark color, it must be replaced.
Thermal Fuse – A thermal fuse is similar to a line fuse except it monitors the temperature in the washing machine rather than the voltage. If the thermal fuse has gone bad or is failing, the machine may not work.
Finally, make sure that the door latch has not failed. In a top-load machine, the door latch engages when you put the lid down. It breaks easily, so avoid slamming the lid down in the future.
The front door latch will also stop the machine from operating when the door is open. If the latch has failed, it will engage a safety protocol that will not allow the machine to run.
Frigidaire Washer Not Turning On
If you are not able to turn your Frigidaire washer on, it is a frustrating problem to experience. Fortunately, the solution is not always difficult.
If the power is off to the washing machine, it will not operate. Unplug the washing machine and try plugging a lamp or another appliance into the same receptacle. Check the breaker box for a tripped breaker. Inspect the power cord for any damage.
Often, restoring power to the washing machine will allow it to start working again. If it is not the power, usually indicated because you have lights or the keypads are making a beeping sound when you press them, it may be the timer.
Although the timer is one of the more commonly replaced items on a washing machine, it is sometimes replaced inappropriately. Don’t assume that it is the timer, unplug the machine, take the timer out, and check it with a multimeter.
If the main control board is failing, it will also cause the machine to fail. You can’t test the control board but you can visually inspect it. If you see any damage or cracks, you can replace the board.
Frigidaire Washer Not Washing
You might be surprised by how often a washing machine will run without actually washing the clothes. If you are experiencing that problem with your washer, the solution may be easier than you think.
A problem with the detergent tray is usually to blame when a washing machine is not washing properly. There is a line that takes the detergent from the tray to the washing machine and if it is clogged, it will not wash your clothes as expected. Avoid this problem in the future by using liquid detergent or reducing how much detergent you are using.
You should also check the washing machine and make sure it is not dirty inside. Mold and mildew may be hiding in areas that are difficult to access.
It is a good idea to run an empty load with a cup of white vinegar and hot water on occasion. This will help reduce the problem with a smelly washing machine.
You should also add cleaning the washing machine interior to your weekly cleaning schedule. Add the dishwasher interior to your cleaning schedule while you’re at it.
If you overload the machine, it will not clean properly. Most home washing machines can only handle regular size loads. Take large loads to the laundromat.
Frigidaire Washer Not Rinsing
A washing machine must rinse properly in order for the clothes to be clean. Check the following when your washer is not rinsing as it should.
Generally speaking, a problem with a washer not rinsing can be traced to the drain hose. If it has become bent, kinked, or twisted, it will not allow the water to drain from the machine. You may need to clean out the hose if it has become obstructed.
The washing machine must run through a spin cycle. It is what allows the water to drain from the machine so that it can rinse properly.
If the door lock or switch has broken or is failing, you may need to replace them. It may send a signal that the door is open temporarily, causing the cycle to be interrupted.
Most people don’t realize that there is a ‘coin trap’ in the machine. Coins are such a problem with washing machines that there is a trap installed to keep them from clogging the system. Find the trap and remove anything that is in it to allow the machine to drain.
One other thing to consider is the possibility that the drain pump is failing. Unplug the machine, remove the drain pump and check it for continuity with a multimeter.
Frigidaire Washer Keeps Beeping
When your machine is beeping, it’s a source of frustration and stress. You know that something is wrong but you can’t always put your finger on it.
An error beep is a signal that alerts you to a problem with the washing machine. If it is beeping continually, you may need to replace the control board. If the machine is working otherwise, you can always turn off the beeping noise by holding down two buttons simultaneously. Check the manual for the specific buttons.
When you’re machine is beeping, it typically means that a cycle has ended or something is wrong. Look at the control panel display to see if there is an error code.
If the machine is constantly beeping and is no longer working, the likely problem is with the control board. You can’t test the control board but you can remove it and check it visually for any cracks or burnt areas.
Frigidaire Washer Keeps Stopping/Shutting Off
Are you having a problem with your washing machine shutting off and stopping frequently? The answer may be a small part that needs to be replaced.
Your washer may stop in the middle of the cycle if the door latch or sensor has become defective. When those devices fail, it causes the machine to shut off automatically. Otherwise, you can check the inlet valve and control board.
In a top load washing machine, the door switch is one of the most fragile parts. Most people tend to drop the lid and slam it shut. This can damage the switch, causing it to break over time.
If you have a front-loading washing machine, the switch is even more of a safety feature. It might even cause the door to lock in the middle of the cycle so you don’t open it inadvertently.
In either case, a problem with the door switch will keep the machine from working. You can remove the switch, inspect it for damage and check it with a multimeter.
Another issue that can lead to a washing machine stopping frequently is an intermittent loss of power. This could be from the electrical supply, an in-line fuse, or a thermal fuse.
If your washing machine is not properly connected to power, it will not operate. Check all areas of power, from the breaker box to the power cord. If everything seems fine, check the door latch and sensor to see if they are broken or defective.