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I have a Frigidaire Front Loader (Model FWT449GFS0) that suddenly quit tumbling & spinning (it pumps water in and out fine) upon turning it on one day. prior to this, it worked great and it has been a trouble-free workhorse--except for a pump replacement years ago.
The timer seems to work. It completes cycles on its own. I hear the clicks it is sending to the various components. All seems normal EXCEPT that the motor does not turn to tumble and spin!
I read with great interest your troubleshooting sequence you kindly provided "Dale F. Model Number fwt449gfsmo" and was about to perform those tests when I discovered that my washer has 4-pin and 9 pin plugs, as opposed to a 6 and 10 on Dale's unit. The 4 pin plug wires are: white, brown, blue/white, white. The 9 pin plug (two empty slots) plug wires are: violet, brown, red, pink/black, blue, yellow, yellow/white.
Is there a troubleshooting sequence like you gave "Dale F." available for my particular model? I cannot locate the schematic diagram (I am the original owner and don't ever remember one, although I did replace the pump once and could of forgotten to replace it back inside the cabinet).
Any assistance would kindly be appreciated.
On the 9 pin connector you will check resistance from the following points to determine whether the motor is the issue or the speed control. Check Pins 1 to 2 for the tach generator and resistance should be 135 ohms, from 3 to 4 which is the stator winding full field and should be 1.26 ohms. From 4 to 9 and should be .37ohms. From 5 to 6 armature winding should be less than 5 ohms. From 8 to 7 the motor thermal protector less than 1 ohm. All these have a variance of 10 percent except the motor thermal and armature winding.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, June 21, 2013