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 Posted: Fri Dec 5th, 2008 02:04 am
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Frigidaire FL washer FTFB4000FS1 clothes came out sopping wet.  UH OH!!!  I read the forums on what to do and found the cool booklet underneath and ran the diagnostics.

All ran perfect on the machine.

I check the error code...E43 "Control Board Problem---Replace control board"  Seems pretty straight forward.

Order from this excellent parts store associated with this forum also got replacement front cover as mine was very cracked.  Came very speedy.  I mark wires and old board connections, take pics to make sure, replace old with new, double check all connections are the same.  Dang it one connection with a magnet on the end isn't present.  I check the repairclinic site and it mentions this is not needed.  Right on easy fix so far.  I'm feeling really great about myself and this was pretty easy.  Thanks ApplianceGuru, your wisdom has guided me down the path of enlightenment.  Did I mention I was able to do this with one arm in a shoulder immobilizer from a less than 2 week old surgery?  

I reattach the panel and fire up the drain/spin cycle.  UH OH!! it drains great, makes a noise like it wants to spin, then the drum rotates 5 turns or so one direction, rotates back, repeats, and does one more and signals it's done. 

 I check for an error code.  E43 "Control Board Problem---Replace control board"

What the hey!!!

 I go pop an ice cold cereal malt adult beverage from Boston and settle down for some electronic research but alas can find no help for this model that addresses this problem. 

What now?  Ideas, suggestions and direction are all welcome.  Thanks for the assist.

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I can almost garentee you it's a bad wax motor in the door latch/lock assembly......

see this discussion for some help in checking the door latch/lock:
http://applianceguru.com/forum2/15509.html

And this link:
http://applianceguru.com/view_topic.php?id=18333
This person got the same code you did and it was the door latch/lock.

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see if she spins fast in diagnostic mode. if so its definitely the door latch.



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Thanks guys, I had a feeling after reading several posts it may be something  other than the control board.

I looked over the to threads posted and then tried the spin in diagnostic, unplug and try to open the door.  The door opened without a hitch.  I thought great this is the problem.  Until I read the tech sheet.  It says quite plainly, "SAFETY WARNING:  If power is removed during this test the door can be opened."

So that seems to preclude this test as the determinant for the door switch assembly.  I checked for a wax motor on this model and was unable to find one so I assume it's integral to the whole assembly for $53.

So I assume the next step is to replace the switch, reinstall the old board and check operation?  If so is the switch replacement a more involved fix than replacing the control board.  I'm pretty handy when I have 2 hands, but with only the one fully operable at this time it's a bit more difficult.

In other words is this something I might be able to walk my wife through?

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fivesmiths wrote: ... I checked for a wax motor on this model and was unable to find one so I assume it's integral to the whole assembly for $53...
Did you see the (2) part numbers for the Wax Motors at the end of the message that Budget Appliance Repair posted ? 

Budget Appliance Repair wrote: I can almost garentee you it's a bad wax motor in the door latch/lock assembly......

... And this link:
http://applianceguru.com/view_topic.php?id=18333
This person got the same code you did and it was the door latch/lock.



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Thanks I did see those numbers but I was afraid they were specific to that machine and not  interchangeable with mine.  Looking at the complete parts for the door latch assembly they do appear to be the same part.

So is the motor within the assembly?

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Ok I have answered all my questions about the ease of this repair.  I just went and looked, what a novel idea.  Not too hard and wifey can do it.  The wax motor sits within the assembly but the assembly must be taken apart, wifey isn't comfortable with that so I'm going to err on the side of getting the whole assembly.  Thanks to this point for the help.

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Thanks to all that provided feedback.  It was indeed the door latch.  Probably was the wax motor but I chose the path of least resistance for the wife to get this done so we can get back into clean clothes. Old control panel is fine. Thanks for the wisdom and experience y'all are willing to share to save us a few bucks in this toughe economic time.  the fix cost me 53 and some of my time.  If it was done by the local guy I was quoted 300 for the control board repair and it wouldn't have fixed the problem.  I can't thank you enough so I will have to contribute to the refreshment fund.

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