Frigidaire affinity 6000 series HE clothes washer - troubleshooting
To find the model number, open the front-loading door. There is a sticker on the inside of the door, at the 5 o'clock position. Our washing machine is old enough that some of the writing has worn away. The visible part remaining shows model number with ending digits of 6000FS0. The serial number seems to be XC72321787
We experienced some weird power surges recently, and caused the #8 circuit breaker in the house to trip.
I turned off the main, disconnecting all power to the house, then turned off all the individual circuit breakers, about 20 of them, for all the separate zones of the house.
Then turned back the main breaker, now that all the zone breakers were "off."
I then, 1 by 1, slowly turned to "on" each zone circuit breaker, saving the tripped #8 for last.
#8 circuit breaker seems to be the east-most "back" of the house. So I unplugged our home-office PC's power strips, then turned #8 back on.
#8 stayed okay. The back room had the faint smell of burned plastic, which made me suspect one of the PC power strips had failed, most likely a MOV shorting out.
Smelling each back-room power strip, I found one that smelled. Threw it away.
Now, with house power restored, went back to doing normal household stuff.
Only then, did I notice that the clothes washing machine would not power-up.
Disconnected power to it. Turned off the water valves, and with a bucket underneath, disconnected the water feed hoses from the wall, and let them drain.
Disconnected the drain, and put it into the bucket.
Then moved the washing machine away from the wall, so that I could access the back of it.
The middle-back of the unit has an oval metal access panel, held in place with about 8 #2 Philips screws. Removing it gives access to a belt, that connects the washing drum to the motor.
At the top-back of the unit, there are two philip #2 screws at the top-back of the ledge. Remove them. Then grasp and pull the top shelf more towards the back. It will slide back about 1 or 2 inches. You can then remove the top of the unit.
If you standing at the back of the unit, there is a built-in paper service manual at about 2 o'clock.
Wife said: I put the manual in a big zip-top bag, in the shelf under the machine. Huzzah! (later) Well, nuts: None of the manuals actually say the specific model number of our machine.
EDIT google docs Affinity 6000 and 7000 washer on-line service manual: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5ZmJjMzhhMmYtNTI1Zi00MDExLThiNTMtYmE0NzQ3OTdmNGFi&hl=en
EDIT most of the on-line troubleshooting web site articles say to replace the control board, if the machine will not even power up.
To access the control board: It is immediately behind the buttons of the front of the machine that the User presses.
Remove the top of the machine, by removing the two top-most screws on the back of the top of the machine. Then slide the top about 1 or 2 inches more back, then lift off.
Remove the detergent dispenser, by slowly pulling it all the way out, until it stops, then there is a plastic tab, in the farthest back, left-hand side. Press it down, then you can fully remove the dispenser.
With the dispenser removed, there are three #2 philips screws. The longest goes in the leftmost lower position. Note that these 3 screws that are hidden when the dispenser is reinstalled, are longer than all the rest.
With the top of the machine removed, there are two #2 philips screws, closest to the front panel, on the top. Remove them.
With all the screws out, there are three tabs at the top inside of the plastic cover that covers the button and knob. Gently put a flat blade screwdriver under each tab, and lever them straight up, one by one, then you can roll the panel off, and it will pivot forward.
Here is a picture of it, showing all the wire harness connections (so I can put them back in correctly!)
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