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 Posted: Sat Jul 21st, 2007 02:52 am
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I replaced the main bearing a couple of months back (3/4 of the page down in http://applianceguru.com/forum2/834-7.html ) and ever since then, after 2, 8, 12 loads it just won't high speed spin. Its fills, it agitates, it drains, and most of the time it high speed spins .... but just sometimes it decides not to.

A few days back I disassembled the drain hoses on both sides of the pump and cleared a bunch nails and some coins from the "trap" just in front of the pump
http://applianceguru.com/forum2/2937.html

It ran for another 10 loads and now, tonight, it has decided NOT to high speed spin again (even with nothing in the machine). There is a very small amount of water in the "trap" before it enters the pump but everything else above that appears to be empty.

It appears that if we unplug it and leave it overnight it "resets" itself and will somtimes high speed sping the next day. Somtimes we have to run a empty load then it works .... very indeterminate.

I have NOT yet run the motor controller diagnostics (mainly cause I have to disassemble my laundry room to get the machine out to get to the speed control board at the back of the machine) but the troubleshooting section in this service manual
http://www.frigidaire.com/tip/servicecd/Content/Laundry/5995369211.pdf
leaves me with the impression that it could/should be the motor control board. Since its intermittent should I follow the FAQ
http://fixitnow.com/wp/2007/06/03/frigidaire-built-kenmore-front-loading-washer-wont-spin
and check the speed control board anyways ??? OR ...

Any suggestions / recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited on Sat Jul 21st, 2007 03:08 am by CheapScotsman

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I just went down and checked it again.

When I squeeze the small rubber boot that goes “up” from the main boot into what I believe is the water level sensor … there is water in the small boot.

Should the water be this high? Is this telling me my pump isn’t working 100% (but the water did drain from the main tub and I can hear it running during the entire spin cycle) ???

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There will always be that much water in the trap/sump hose, it's normal.

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Even though the motor runs ... I ran the "Motor Movement - Motor Will Not Run" diagnostics on the Tech Sheet

Everything passed EXCEPT for Step 6 which reads ... Measure resistance between Pins 1 and 2, 2 and 3, 1 and 3 of the speed control unit. If other than 3 Meg Ohms +- 10% then replace speed control board

I am reading .7 Meg Ohms ... so I guess I need to replace the speed control board.

It appears the part number is 134306000 but it is CDN $230 and no returns :yikes:... with the current exchange rate I will be orderiing from the States.

Any last comments?

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ah junk ... two parts places are telling me its 134306000 while Sears is telling me its part 134149220n

Any suggestions on which one I should get?

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duh ... got it. http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp

Any other last comments or suggestions?

Last edited on Thu Jul 26th, 2007 11:32 pm by CheapScotsman

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I replaced the motor/spin control board last Fri. We have run about 20 washes through it since and they have all done a high speed spin.

Perhaps I "nudged" the board during the bearing repair job and damaged it. I would suggest anybody doing the bearing repair job to temporarily remove the control board (two screws and two connectors) before removing/instaling the tub assembly (cause its heavy and it moves around a lot in the cabinet while trying to jimmy it in and out of place).

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