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Frigidaire Gallery FWT449GFS2 Owner's Manual page 12

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OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
• 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 isa power outage,
call local electric company.
• Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.
• Cycle selector is not in correct position. Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out
knob.
• 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 won't
spin.
• 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.
Residue left in drum.
WATER
• Heavilysoiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse.
Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing.
Water collects in bleach and fabric
softener compartments.
• 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 9,
Figures 1 and 2) and draining water into the empty drum or sink.
Wash load too wet after spin.
• 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 does not enter washer or it
enters slowly.
• 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.
Warm or hot water is not hot
enough.
• Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet with candyor meat thermometer. Water temperature
should be at least 130°F (70°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.
Water in washer does not drain or
• Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten the drain hose.
drains slowly.
Water leaks.
• 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.
• Oversudsing. Use less detergent.
Incorrect wash and rinse
• Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets. Connect hot
temperatures,
water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.
Water is entering
washer but tub
• Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum of 23.6"
does not fill.
(60 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS.
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