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Frigidaire 134454000C Owner's Manual page 12

Tumble action washer

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OCCURRENCE
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
Washer won't spin.
Residue left in drum.
WATER
Water collects in folds of the
bellows at the end of the cycle.
Water collects in bleach and fabric
softener compartments.
Wash load too wet after spin.
Water does not enter washer or it
enters slowly.
Warm or hot water is not hot
enough.
Water in washer does not drain or
drains slowly.
Water leaks.
Oversudsing.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures.
Water is entering washer but tub
does not fill.
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
• Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose. Make
sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
• House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is
a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician. If problem is a
power outage, call local electric company.
• Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.
• Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated. It will
automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes (if washer has
not been manually turned off).
• Dispenser drawer is not completely closed. Close dispenser drawer.
• Washer door is not completely closed. Close door completely.
• Dispenser drawer is not completely closed. Close dispenser drawer.
• Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
• Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then
rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing.
This is a result of the washing action and is part of the normal operation of the
washer.
• This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the
washer. Water may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer (see Page
10, Figures 1 and 2) and draining water into the empty drum or sink.
• Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.
• Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
• Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
• Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose.
• Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait
until water supply and pressure increase.
• Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.
• Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30
psi (260 kPa). Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
• Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hoses.
• Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water
temperature should be at least 120°F (49°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.
• Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house. Avoid using hot water
elsewhere before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water
available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be
unable to support more than 1 use at a time.
• Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten the drain hose.
• Maximum standpipe height is 8' (2.4 m).
• Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose
connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided.
• House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if
necessary.
• Wrong detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use a low-sudsing, high efficiency detergent.
• Too much detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use less detergent in future loads
• Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets. Connect hot
water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.
• Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum of 23.6"
(60 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
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