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So I have the over/under frigidaire gallery heavy duty washer/dryer combo. The washer is a top-loader.

 I've decided to leave it factory white for now-but I haven't ruled out custom paint at some point in the future. 

The problem is with the washer.  It gets through the wash cycle ok, and agitates properly so i think the motor and belt are fine, but...wait for it....It drains, but will not spin. 

I read the posts for the front loader, and got to the part where I'm supposed to consult the tech sheet, but the sheet that came with this model is just a wiring diagram with no testing procedures.  I have checked the lid switch, and it seems ok.  I'm intrigued about the speed control board concept, but I'm not sure if that is the problem, or how to check it.

Must I carve a sword from a boat oar and duel with this machine?

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I don't think it has a Motor Speed Control Board, but a model number would help.



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I'm pretty sure the model number is:

 FLSE/FLSG72GC

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awbass wrote: I'm pretty sure the model number is:

 FLSE/FLSG72GC


FLSE72GC      FLSG72GC
     ^                    ^
  Electric    or      Gas



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I just ran it again, and now its stuck somewhere in the rinse cycle.  Could it be a timer issue?

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The dryer is gas, and the washer is electric. 

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Depending on the last 2 letters of your model number, this may be your

FLSG72GCSB Wiring Diagram

yes, it may be the Timer, or the Motor over-heating (is it hot) ?

There aren't any diagnostic tests since there's no electronics, just have to measure some voltages...



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That diagram looks like the one that I found inside the front cover.  It isn't hot.  It just doesn't spin.  The drain pump randomly comes on (and works fine), but the spin never starts. 

How do I check on the timer?

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If you could do some voltage tests....

Or it could be the Lid Lock / Switch

Is the Lid Locked during the Spin Cycle ? (or can you open it) ?

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Ah yes...the fabled voltage tests...I can try that.  I have a tester.  I've always wanted to test something with it.  What do I test? Do I need to remove the timer to test it?

I don't think its the lid switch.  I thought it was that before, but I've tried holding it down with a screwdriver, and the little lock thing comes out, but still no spin.

I'll have to study the diagram further.

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awbass wrote: .. I've tried holding it down with a screwdriver, and the little lock thing comes out ...
and then it closes a Switch ...

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So maybe the switch IS faulty.  That would certainly be simpler and cheaper to fix. 

Would that explain why the washer just randomly (seemingly) stops during the cycle?  Maybe it stops whenever it is supposed to spin because the lid switch is screwed up? 

I've definitely caught it not spinning when it is supposed to, with the door locked down. 

Is there any way to confirm the switch is the problem before replacing it? 

Also, is there just one switch, or are the lock and the lid two different switches?

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The Lid Lock & Lid Switch are part of this assembly.

click on picture


nevermind, acording to the Frigidaire Service Manual,
on that model, opening the Lid (Switch) will prevent Agitate & Spin.
(But during Spin the Lid is locked.)

When the Motor stops, what do you do to get it running again ?

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The motor works if you reset the cycle to the beginning.  It fills up, and then agitates just fine.  But then it seems like the machine is woolgathering.  Last night it just stopped in the Rinse cycle. 

I just took off the front panel to eyeball the lid switch, and it looks ok.  I set the machine to spin, and closed the lid.  I was able to see the little locking arm swing into place.  Then, the drain pump runs for a little while, and then nothing.  I think it is supposed to be spinning the whole time.  So I guess the timer is still moving forward prompting the drain pump to come on at intervals, but the spin never starts. 

So to answer your question, since it stopped working yesterday, I haven't gotten the motor to work in the spin cycle again.  It only works to agitate.

My wife just told me that she overloaded it yesterday, and that it has refused to spin since then.  Does that shed any light?

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When the Motor stops during Spin, but you can set it for Agitate and it will work, then it's not the Motor.

Sounds like a bad Timer.



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I'm thinking its either the timer, or the switch.  The timer is behind the dial right?

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yes

Depending on the last 2 letters of your model number, this may be your FLSG72GCSB Parts Manual

27in Laundry Centers Gas and Electric (5995381885)  16 MB

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Cool.  I think I'll give the timer a try. 

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My wife insists that what killed the spin cycle was her putting the dog bed in the washer.  Could something have gotten put out of kilter that way that would prohibit the spin?

Otherwise, I think we are going to try the timer and/or the lid switch. 

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RegUS_PatOff wrote: ... acording to the Frigidaire Service Manual,
on that model, opening the Lid (Switch) will prevent Agitate & Spin.
(But during Spin the Lid is locked.)...

The Motor may have been over-stressed during Spin, which may have burned-up a Timer Contact.



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