Washer would function for 2 to 3 minutes and then pause. "PAU" appearing on the display.

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Stephen From Amarillo, TX

Jul 01, 2011

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Apparently the faulty switch was causing the washer to think that the door was open which would pause the wash cycle. The temporary fix was to disconnect/reconnect the door lock/switch assembly, thereby resetting the switch. Eventually though, the switch had to be replaced. The repair was simple. Unplug washer from power. Remove the metal band and spring from around the perimeter of the door seal. (I had to use needle-nose pliers for this step). Loosen the rubber seal near the door latch area only. Remove old latch by unscrewing the two screws, and disconnect all wired connections. Reconnect wired connectors using the new part and screw back on to the washer using the two screws. Reseat the rubber door seal and hold in place using the metal ring and spring you removed in the first step. Plug washer back in to power. That's it.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Lock and Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS2367737

In Stock