Model #FAFS4272LW0 FRIGIDAIRE Residential Washers

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Q:

Fridgidare front load washer doesn't drain and spin all the time.

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The problem with the wash can be most frustrating. I found some information for you that I am hoping will help you until your expert answers your question. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you with the washer.

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Marc -
September 09, 2012
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I should have mentioned before that I have already checked all the obvious faults as in the above video. I am an experienced computer repair tech and custom PC builder, but I have had little experience with newer washer technologies. Still, I do know enough to have checked with other troubleshooting articles before coming to a forum, as many times the problem is easily solved. But this problem doesn't fit any of the symptoms in the ones I could find and none applied to this particular model. However, I did see something about a loose wiring harness being a probabe cause and so I will check that, though I fail to see how a loose connection would be even temporarily fixed by simply letting the machine sit for a few hours. As I said in my first post, this is a highly intermittent problem, at least right now, I'm sure it could get worse or even stop operating altogether. It would be much easier if I had access to a service manual, but they don't seem to be available. I wanted to get as much information as I can before beginning to fiddle with something unfamiliar to me. I will greatly appreciate it if you can give me as detailed information as possible, so i don't have to do any of this a second time. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Richard -
September 10, 2012
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Based on your description of this intermittent problem, I suspect that you may have a problem with excessive suds. That may cause the washer to stop in the middle of the cycle at times. The washer may not be able to drain the water and resume the cycle when excessive suds are evident in the tub. When that suds dissipates after an hour or two, the washer can then drain or resume the cycle. I recommend that you look for evidence of that problem when the washer stops and the clothes are wet.

If you see excessive suds present, then I recommend that you drastically cut back on the amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that you use during each cycle. If you are not using HE detergent, then I recommend that you begin using that type of soap in the washer. You should only need about 1 tablespoon of detergent per load. You may need even less if you have garments that still have detergent residue dissolved in the fibers of the clothes. That detergent will emerge in the cycle for a few loads until that residue is finally rinsed out.

You may also have detergent residue in the tub. You can check for that problem by running a cycle with no clothes and no detergent added. Check to see if suds emerges in the water as the washer tumbles during that cycle. If it does, then I recommend that you run an empty wash cycle with 1 cup of liquid chlorine bleach added to the tub. That will help remove detergent residue. You may need to repeat that process monthly to keep the washer clean.

You could have other problems that would cause the washer to stop in the middle of a cycle. I posted the tech sheet for that washer in the 6 images below. You can use that information to recall the last error code on the washer. You can also test washer components using that information. Since this is an intermittent problem, that technical data may or may not help.

If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and we will help you further.

You indicated that you have some advanced technical skills. You will likely be able to fix this washer problem yourself with some good technical advice and direction. In the unlikely event that you get to the point where you need to have a service technician examine and repair the washer, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2012
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Here are the last 3 pages of technical information for that washer.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2012
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Thanks, Lyle for that information. I'm pretty confident that it is not a suds problem, since my roommates (there are 3 others) all use different soaps (all HE) and they also experience this intermittent problem. However, now that I have had a chance to look at the spec sheets, I find that the last error code was 32, which is a "pressure sensor" problem. I haven't tried to retrieve the last 5 yet, as I beleive that the last time it had a problem was with my wash and I wanted to let you know the error code. Are there step-by-step instructions for replacing the pressure sensor if it comes to that?

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Richard -
September 11, 2012
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That pressure switch is located in the top of the washer. You can UNPLUG the washer and remove the top panel to access that component. You should find screws at the back of that top panel. Remove those screws and then pull that top panel back slightly and then up and off of the washer. Check the wiring connections between the pressure switch and the control board before ordering that part. If the wiring connections are okay, then you can order that pressure switch from this page: Pressure Switch for Frigidaire Affinity Washer Model FAFS4272LW0 . To replace that switch, remove the air hose and wiring connections. You can then remove and replace that existing switch with the new one. Connect the wires and the air hose. Reassemble the washer and test it. I hope that this additional information helps. If you need more assistance, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2012
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Here is a picture of that pressure switch so that you will know what you are looking for.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2012
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Thank you for that info. This problem has not reoccurred as of this writing, so we're going to wait until it happens more frequently before replacing parts that may, or may not be the culprit. There is another issue that might be related though, yesterday, my roommate noticed that the outer plastic shell of the washer door had a broken piece about 1.5" in length and was over the top of the door hinge. The washer has been used without incident since finding this. I have no idea how this could have gotten broken, as it is not totally broken off one can see that it was broken from behind, like the door was closed with something behind the door, but there isn't anything in the laundryroom that could have gotten accidentally lodged behind the door. So, my question would be, is this basically cosmetic damage, or does it need to be repaired for the machine to function properly?

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Richard -
September 18, 2012
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If the door closes properly and does not leak then you should be able to continue to use the washer normally. Send me a digital picture of that issue if possible and we will try to advise you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2012
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We are also having a spinning problem with this washer. However, the problem is constant. I have not seen an error code. The "whites cycle shows 26 minutes and no rinse or spin cycle. On any setting the spin cycle shows 9 or 6 minutes and can take up to 45 minutes to complete. Even then the clothes are very wet. I use HE soap and only half of what is recommended. I do not notice any excessive suds but I do not think it rinses completely as it does not spin all of the excess water out of the clothes. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I do not want to have to purchase a new machine as this one is just 4 yrs. old.

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Catherine -
October 12, 2014
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Q:

loose door FAFS4272LW0 Frigidaire Washer

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Yadira B -
June 10, 2013
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your washer. The door strike on the model is just a plastic part, so it usually would not cause this type of problem, unless it is broken. This is something that you can see. If the door strike looks okay, then you will need to replace the door latch to fix this. This is part number 131763255. You can order this from this link: Sears Parts Direct. To replace the door latch:

  1. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet.
  2. Remove the wire clamp and spring from the boot seal using needle-nose pliers. The boot seal is the seal surrounding the washer opening, and the wire clamp and spring are installed on the outside of the seal, holding it in place.
  3. Pull the right-hand side of the boot spring away from the wall, beside the door lock.
  4. Remove the mounting screws from the door lock and then reach beside the boot seal to pull the door lock out of the slots and out of the washer.
  5. Disconnect the wires from the old door lock assembly.
  6. Connect the wires to the new door lock assembly and then position the door lock assembly in the washer. Secure the assembly with the screws.
  7. Re-align the boot seal and then secure it in place using the wire clamp and spring.
  8. Close the washer door and then plug the appliance back into the wall outlet.

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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The door latch is locking but the door is not tight. Is it possible for the latch to be worn therefore making the door not pull tight? If so why on earth would they make the door latch plastic the same as the door striker. I'm no engineer but one the cheaper part should ware out first. Please advise

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byron -
June 11, 2013
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Byron, the door latch will not pull the door tight. It works just like the locks on your car. The lock on keeps the door in place while it is being used. If the door is not closing properly for the door to latch, then you are looking at a problem with the hinges. Do these look to be damaged, or warped? Does the door hange at an angle? If so, then the hinges need to be replaced. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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The door shuts and locks fine but there is a buzzer goes off so in order to stop it I have to push on the door. It seems as if there is about a 1/8"-1/4" of play in the latch

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byron -
June 11, 2013
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This is the door latch causing the problem. It sound like it is not catching the strike completely. The door lock is electrical so the buzzing you are hearing is coming from that.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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Ok great! I will replace that part. Thanks for your help

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byron -
June 11, 2013
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Door Latch FAFS4272LW0 Frigidaire Washer

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Henry -
June 10, 2013
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your washer. The door strike on the model is just a plastic part, so it usually would not cause this type of problem, unless it is broken. This is something that you can see. If the door strike looks okay, then you will need to replace the door latch to fix this. This is part number 131763255. You can order this from this link: Sears Parts Direct. To replace the door latch:

  1. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet.
  2. Remove the wire clamp and spring from the boot seal using needle-nose pliers. The boot seal is the seal surrounding the washer opening, and the wire clamp and spring are installed on the outside of the seal, holding it in place.
  3. Pull the right-hand side of the boot spring away from the wall, beside the door lock.
  4. Remove the mounting screws from the door lock and then reach beside the boot seal to pull the door lock out of the slots and out of the washer.
  5. Disconnect the wires from the old door lock assembly.
  6. Connect the wires to the new door lock assembly and then position the door lock assembly in the washer. Secure the assembly with the screws.
  7. Re-align the boot seal and then secure it in place using the wire clamp and spring.
  8. Close the washer door and then plug the appliance back into the wall outlet.

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2013
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