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dkh
January 20th, 2007, 10:13 AM
When I bought my machine, the previous owner offered the following description: It is about 2.5 years old. We had some problems with it spinning the proper speed after moving it. The repair people told us it was due to using too much soap or being imbalanced. Had it repaired a couple times, but occasionally it still had a problem. It would spin properly for a while sometimes, then after a while, it would work fine again.
After one poorly loaded wash, the problem has reoccurred. So far, it has not decided to "work fine again". Apparently, there is not an owner's repair manual available. Any suggestions? Thank you so much!

jeff1
January 21st, 2007, 06:45 AM
Hi,

417.41042000

A Frigidaire built Kenmore.

Washer won't spin

Drians ok?
Washer won't spin if it can't drain out the water.

There is a tech sheet inside an envelope behind the front access panal with specific testing procedures ( hopefully no one has stolen it ) for no spin. These are followed for each model, most times a bad motor control board or timer are the trouble makers.

Apparently, there is not an owner's repair manual available.

They can be ordered...

Technical data sheet (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=936713)
Front load washer repair manual (http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=659075)

jeff.

dkh
January 21st, 2007, 12:12 PM
Jeff,
Thanks for answering. I guess I misread the actual manufacturer somewhere. Yes, it will drain.
How can I get a copy of the tech sheet emailed or faxed to me? I checked your link & it quoted a price over $5 for an out of stock item with a 12-14 day delivery.
The parts list I have does not include a repair manual and when I called Sears they confirmed this. I will check your link. Thanks again.

jeff1
January 22nd, 2007, 05:04 AM
I guess I misread the actual manufacturer somewhere

Kelvinator is owned and built by Frigidaire...which is now owned by Electrolux.

How can I get a copy of the tech sheet emailed or faxed to me?

Sears is likely the only place....outside change Frigidaire has it on file but I tried the model# online with Frigdiare and got nothing.

jeff.

dkh
February 3rd, 2007, 12:33 PM
My Kenmore (Frigidaire) Washer #417.41042000 made in 2001, won't spin and now agitates slowly if at all.
I checked the "Hose-coin trap-tub to pump" (part #131784700) and did find & remove a quarter. When I put everything back together, it still won't work.
When I searched another forum, I found the following:
model number 417.43042 . First drop the bottom panel and check the drain pump for debris, coins, etc. This model will not go into high spin if the pressure switch detects there is water in the tub. There was also a service flash out on this model regarding the timer not advancing. This had to do with electrical noise generated by the opening and closing of the timer contacts. This sent corrupt signals to the motor controller and the washer would stall in cycle. They corrected this problem by adding 3 jumpers to the motor controller. Part 134306000. My feeling is that you have a pump drain issue, but it's hard to tell without being there.

Is my model older than the 417.43042, meaning this should not be the problem, or is there the same service flash & correction for mine
(417.41042000)?

Thanks

jeff1
February 3rd, 2007, 01:20 PM
Washer won't spin

There was also a service flash out on this model regarding the timer not advancing.

Different problems.

http://www.applianceaid.com/frigidaire_frontload_washer.html#board

Is my model older than the 417.43042, meaning this should not be the problem, or is there the same service flash & correction for mine
(417.41042000)?

Was not model specific, only if the timer stalls problem occured.

http://www.applianceaid.com/appliance_age.html

417.43042

30th week of 2004

417.41042000

10th week of 2004

jeff.