Frigidaire Washing Machine Troubleshooting [Problems Solved]

Frigidaire washing machines are notorious for having problems. Most people who have owned one have experienced some sort of problem with it.

This is probably because they are large, heavy, complicated pieces of equipment that require a certain amount of maintenance.

The good news is most of the Frigidaire washing machine problems are very easy to fix. In this post, we will provide you with a complete Frigidaire washing machine troubleshooting guide.

Frigidaire Washing Machine Troubleshooting


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Here are some of the most common Frigidaire Washing Machine troubleshooting tips that our experts have come up with.

Pro Tip: You can easily Fix your Frigidaire washer by removing clogs, inspecting the drain hose, testing battery connections, examining the motor, and replacing worn drive belts.

Keep reading till the end of this article to find the real reason why your washing machine is not functioning properly.

1. Washer Not Spinning:

The Frigidaire washer spins by the force of water entering the washing machine through the bottom opening. If the washer does not spin, this is probably due to the pump being clogged.

To check this, open the door and place your finger in the opening. If the pump is full of dirt, you will be able to feel it. If the opening has a filter, the dirt will stay in the filter.

You may also have to replace the filter. If this is the case, check your manual to see what kind of filter is recommended.

2. Washing Machine Not Draining:

This can happen for a number of reasons, and the first thing you should do is check to make sure the drain plug is not stuck. If it is not stuck, try to give the washer a little tug to see if it will start draining.

If your Frigidaire washer still not draining, remove the bottom panel of the washer and remove the drain hose.

Inspect the hose’s end that is linked to the drain pipe. If there are any blockages in the line, the water will not be able to flow down the pipe.

3. Washing Machine Fails to Start:

Frigidaire washer not starting

If the washing machine does not start, the most likely cause is a dead battery.

To test this, start the washing machine with the cord from a battery charger attached to it. If it starts right up, then it is a dead battery.

If the washing machine does not start with the battery charger, then there is probably a problem with the electrical connection from the battery charger to the washer.

You may have to remove the battery charger from the washer and plug it into another outlet in your house, and this will allow you to test if the connection is good.

4. Making Unusual Sounds:

This could be due to a problem with the motor or an electrical short.

To check this, look for anything out of place, or that does not look right. If you find something out of place or damaged, you can fix it yourself.

Otherwise, you may need to call someone else to come and fix it.

5. No Water in Tub:

A blocked drain pipe is the most common cause of this.

To check this, take the bottom panel off the machine and look at the drain hose. If it is clogged, you will be able to see water dripping out.

6. Washing Machine Stopped:

This usually happens when the door is closed, or a clothespin is inserted into the door. If this is the case, try to give the door a little tug to see if it will open.

If it does not open, try turning the dial to a different setting or even unplugging the unit.

7. Dryer Not Starting:

Frigidaire dryers are very easy to fix. Check to see whether the dryer’s power cable is connected if it doesn’t turn on.

If it is, check to see if the blower wheel is rotating by opening the dryer door.

If this is the case, it is probably a problem with the motor. If this is the case, take the motor out of the dryer and disconnect it from the power supply.

Then, clean it thoroughly with a vacuum cleaner.

8. Washer Motor Not Running:

Fixing Frigidaire washer

If the washer motor does not spin, you may have to replace it. The washer motor may also be damaged.

To check this, open the door and check to see if the motor is spinning.

If the motor isn’t spinning, you will need to unscrew the screws that hold it in place. Take the washing machine’s motor out.

If there is no water in the pump, then there is probably a clogged drain hose or a clog somewhere else in the washing machine. 

9. Worn Out Drive Belt:

This is the most likely problem with a front-load washing machine. Look under the unit where the drive belt goes around the pulleys. You will see two small idler pulleys. These are the ones that wear out first.

A screwdriver and a pair of needle-nosed pliers are required to replace the belt. Remove the four screws that keep the machine’s top cover in place.

Take off the lid and remove the screws that hold the idler pulleys in place.

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If your Frigidaire washer or dryer is having problems, it may be time to get it fixed before it causes even more damage to your home.

Several things can cause your washing machine to stop working. You may be able to fix the problem yourself, but you should know how to fix a washing machine before you try to do it yourself.

If you are unable to do so yourself, you may want to take your appliance to a professional. 

Steven Settles Author

Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

2 thoughts on “Frigidaire Washing Machine Troubleshooting [Problems Solved]”

    • Hello Hannah,

      Thermostat failure, issues filling up with water for the rinse cycle, and even pump issues that prevent your washer from emptying are some of the most frequent defects that may cause your washer to halt mid-cycle. The lid switch is one item you can examine yourself.


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