This Frigidaire washer maintenance guide will show you how to replace the spin basket in top load washers. The spin basket holds clothes while washing. Replace the basket if it’s damaged where it attaches to the hub.
This can cause noises of banging, or scratching sound during the spin cycle. If the basket is chipped or has rust spots, you might consider replacing it. Rust can cause marks on your clothing. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Turn off electricity and water. Unplug power cord from wall outlet. The water supply valves must be shut off to the Frigidaire washer. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. Help someone remove the Frigidaire washer off the wall. Take off the top panel. Secure the lid by tying it shut to ensure that it won’t open and cause damage to the control console.
Remove the top screws on the hinge brackets and the rear of the Frigidaire washer. Unscrew the screw from the cover of the wire and pull it out of the Frigidaire washer. Slide the top panel up about half an in, then raise the front panel about a quarter inch. Keep the panel slightly raised and pull it back about a quarter inch before removing the brackets. Take the top panel off and prop it against the wall, behind the Frigidaire washer. To remove the tub ring, simply pull the bottom of the tub ring. Release it from the locking tabs. If required, use the slot screwdriver. The tub ring must be removed from the Frigidaire washer. Remove the impellerby inserting a slot screwdriver through the notch located in the base of the plastic cap. Pull the cap off of the impeller. Utilize a wrench or socket to take off the bolt that connects the impeller to the shaft of the drive motor. Make sure to grasp the impeller using your hands, then take it from the Frigidaire washer.
Remove the spin basket from the tub for washing. Place the spanner wrench on top , so that the wrench teeth are close to the nut. Use the spanner wrench’s arms to strike the spanner wrench using a hammer in order to loosen the spanner nut. Next spin the spanner wrench until the spanner nuts are loose and then remove it from the washer. To take the spin basket out of the tub of your washer, pull straight up onto it. Install the spin basket. Place the spin basket on top of the shaft. Then, push the spin basket down until the shaft is fully covered. Set the spanner nut on the shaft and thread it onto the bottom of the spin basket. By hand, tighten the spanner nut and then utilize the spanner wrench to make the spanner wrench more snug. With a reasonable force, hit the the spanner wrench with a hammer to tighten the spanner nut. Install the impeller yet again. The impeller should be pushed on top of the drive motor shaft until it is completely installed. Attach the bolt to the impeller, and tighten it. Attach the cap to the top of the impeller.
Reinstall the tub ring The tub rings should be placed on top of the outer tub, and then push it downwards. To secure the tabs, press the tabs down that are over the tabs for locking. Install the top panel by setting it down. Push the panel back approximately an inch to engage the brackets. In order to secure the panel in place with the frame, pull the panel back by about 1/4 inch. The washer lid must be taken off. Place the screws on the top of the hinges on the back of control console.
Make sure the screws are secured. Place the tabs on the right side of the wire cover in the slots. Line with the holes on the left side and put the mounting screw in. Secure the mounting screw to fix the cover to its the right position. Reset the water supply valves to bring back power and water. Connect the washer to the outlet. Restore the Frigidaire washer to its original position.
The washer should be calibrated
The washer must be shut off and the basket empty (no water or clothes) and the lid shut switch on the diagnostic mode: Turn the dial to one full 360 degrees (360 degrees) counterclockwise. Within about six seconds, quickly rotate the control dial three clicks clockwise, one counterclockwise and one more clockwise. All green status lights flash when you successfully activate the diagnostic mode. If the lights don’t blink, turn the control dial for a complete rotation counter-clockwise to reset the control. Then try again, this time turning the knob faster. Choose the Calibration Cycle in the diagnostic mode by turning the dial four times clockwise. When the Rinse light turns on Press Start to start the Calibration Cycle which lasts between 2 and 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is completed, and the washer will shut off.