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Avoid Service Checklist - Frigidaire Washer Owner's Manual

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Avoid Service
Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list inctudes
common concerns that are not the resutt of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
NOISE
"Clunking"
or gearsounds.
A certain amount of "clunking"
or gear
This is normal.
sounds are normal in a heavy-duty washer.
Rattling and clanking
noise.
Foreignobjectssuchascoinsorsafetypins
Stop washer and check tub. If noise continues
after
may be in tub or pump.
washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your
authorized
servicer.
Beltbucklesandmetalfastenersarehitting
To prevent
unnecessary
noise and damage
to tub,
wash tub.
fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Squealing
sound
or
hot
Washer is overloaded.
Do notovedoad
washer. Stopwasher
and reduce load.
rubber
odor.
Thumping
sound.
Heavywashloadsmayproduceathumping
This is usually normal. If sound continues,
washer is
sound,
probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute
wash load.
Vibrating
noise.
Washer is not resting firmly on floor.
Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling
legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
Shipping bolt and block have not been
See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
for
removing
removed during installation,
shipping bolt and block.
Wash load unevenly distributed
in tub.
Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
OPERATING
Washer
does not start.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged
Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
in or connection
may be loose.
Housefuseblown,circuitbreakertripped,
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
or a power outage has occurred,
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.
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).
Washer
won't
spin.
Lid is not completely closed.
Close lid completely.
Residue left in tub.
Heavily soiled items.
Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then
rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items
before washing.
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