Front load washers share many of the same issues. Unless you have a crystal ball, you won’t be able to predict when the next problem occurs, but you can be prepared.
Frigidaire washers are unique machines. They’re durable yet fragile at the same time. What I mean by that is the simplest issue will prevent you from using the machine. The real stickler is these seemingly minor problems aren’t all that easy to repair.
A small water leak in front of the machine
This sure is annoying. That constant puddle of water in front of your machine after every wash. What’s worse is there isn’t any sign of a leak anywhere else and it happens only after the wash is finished. Once the water is wiped up it won’t show up again until after the next wash. Frustrating.
The answer could literally be staring you in the face. To find out, open the door of your machine and look down at the rubber “boot” or seal. Look closer at the lip on the inside rim of the boot. Is it uniform with no imperfections or tears, or is it damaged or torn? If the latter is true you’ve found the problem. A torn or ripped boot will allow water to leak past the seal and onto the floor in front of the machine. It happens only during the wash when water is splashing on the door from the inside. To repair this you have no choice but to replace the boot. If you happen to own an older Frigidaire with the “porthole” design, you will be much better off having a professional handle this one. This is a tricky boot to replace and should be attempted by an experienced technician. If the boot is not installed correctly, you greatly increase your risk of a major leak.
This is one of those obvious but not-so-easy-to-fix problems. If the water inlet valve is the issue and needs to be replaced, depending on your model of Frigidaire washer, you might be in for a little more work than you planned on. This particular repair requires the complete removal of the dispenser from the inside of the machine. Time consuming but with patience, it can be done. If you’re experiencing longer than normal washer fill times at the beginning of the wash or during the rinse cycle, the inlet valve likely is causing the problem.