Frigidaire Washer Not Working

February 15, 2021
Washer Repair

Frigidaire makes a range of high-quality home appliances, such as washers, fridges, and dryers. Even though their products have great reputations, they can sometimes have problems that will need to be fixed.

This guide is for anyone who owns a Frigidaire washer that isn’t working. You’ll be able to go through all of the main reasons why it might not be working and apply our step-by-step instructions for how to fix it.

The following Frigidaire washer models are covered in this guide:






















Test the User Control and Display Board

The best place to start if your Frigidaire washer won’t work is to check the user control and display board to see if it is functioning properly.

To determine whether the user control and display board is the reason your washer isn’t working:

  1. Test each of the buttons on the control panel to see if they function.
  2. If only some of the buttons work correctly and not others, then the control and display board will most likely need to be replaced. 
  3. If the display doesn’t work at all, then make sure that the power to the board is working correctly, and if not, you’ll need to replace it.

Check the Power Cord

Sometimes when a Frigidaire washer is not working, it can be as simple as a faulty power cord. It’s pretty rare, but it can happen, so check the power cord by:

  1. Making sure that power is getting to the electrical outlet and it is plugged in.
  2. If it is receiving power and the washer isn’t working, then use a multimeter to check the cord for continuity.
  3. If the power cord doesn’t have continuity, then it will have to be replaced.

Check the Incoming Power

If the cord is working ok, then check the incoming power. To test if the power outlet is working correctly:

  1. Simply use the same power outlet to test if another appliance works or not when plugged in.
  2. If the other appliances also don’t work, then check the fuses and circuit breakers to see if they have tripped or blown.
  3. If the fuse has blown, then you’ll need to replace it, and if the circuit breaker has tripped, you’ll need to switch it back on.

Check the Thermal Fuse

Another component to check is the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse blows out when the washer overheats too much. When it does blow, then the washer will fail to start. You can check the thermal fuse by:

  1. Making sure that the washer is turned off at the wall.
  2. Use your multimeter to test it for continuity.
  3. If it doesn’t have continuity, then it is defective and will need to be replaced, but if it does have continuity, then it is working correctly.
  4. Once you replace the fuse, make sure you investigate the cause of it blowing out so that it doesn’t happen again.

Inspect the Door Lock

When the washer is operating, the door lock secures the door so that it cannot be opened. If the door lock doesn’t latch shut correctly, then the washer won’t be able to start. The door lock can fail due to both an electrical fault or a mechanical fault. You can check it by:

  1. Disconnecting the washer from the power.
  2. Inspect the door lock in your washer for any signs of damage and to see if it latches correctly.
  3. If you find any damage or it doesn’t latch correctly, you’ll need to replace it.
  4. If there’s no damage, then check to see if it is an electrical fault. You can do this by consulting your washer’s wiring diagram and then using your multimeter to test all of the door lock switches for continuity.
  5. If one or more of the door lock switches doesn’t have continuity, they will have to be replaced. If they are fine, then move on to the next possible cause.

Check the Timer

One of the least likely causes of your Frigidaire washer not working is a faulty timer. However, if you have checked out all of the other possible causes above, then it’s a good idea to check the timer.

Not all Frigidaire Washers.

You can do that by:

  1. Turning your washer off at the wall.
  2. Find your washer’s wiring diagram and locate the timer.
  3. Use your multimeter to test the timer to see if it has continuity.
  4. If it does have continuity, then it is not the problem; however, if it doesn’t, then it is defective and will need to be replaced.

Replace the Main Control Board

If all of the other issues above aren’t the source of the problem, then the final thing to do is to replace the main control board. The reason you do this as a last resort is that it is very rare for the main control board to fail. Once you have replaced the board, you can then check to see if it has solved the problem and your washer is now working.


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