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HELP!!!  I have a front loading Frigidaire (Electrolux) washer about 12 years old. I have replaced the pump, motor, shock absorbers, and that rubber drain thing under the drum.  after I replaced the pump the motor went. so I replaced the motor. I noticed one of the shock absorbers was busted and it wasn't spinning so replaced both. After all this it didn't do anything but take water on. in my frustration I took the drum and shook it!  To my surprise it started to agitate and then it stopped after 10 seconds... I shook it again aned it started again... this went on and on until the spin cycle where it went through the entire spin cycle on its own.  does anybody know what could be wrong?  Is there an out of balance thingy that needs to be reset?  

 

Thank you in advance

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Sounds like a possible connection fault. I would thoroughly check the wiring to the motor and inside the motor plug first. 

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2 hours ago, Whitegoodshelp (Andy) said:

Sounds like a possible connection fault. I would thoroughly check the wiring to the motor and inside the motor plug first. 

I will for sure try that.  While I am uselessly gazing at the machine I start to think about the springs the tub hangs from.  Could those cause some issues?

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Not related to intermittent motor. 

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If the motor only works after shaking there has to be a bad connection somewhere. It could be the motor itself that's faulty or anywhere in the motor plug or harness or even at the pcb. When you checked the connections did you check the motor pins inside the motor plug on both the motor and the motor plug? One of the pins can be slightly pushed  out of position and when you push the two together if the pins aren't perfectly in line one of the pins can get pushed down making a very poor connection. If it's not that and you can't see any broken wires or poor connections I can only suggest getting an engineer to look.

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