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FAFW3511KW0 Frigidaire Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for FAFW3511KW0 parts

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Drum filling up with water

  • Customer: Jake from St. Martinville LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Unplug washer from wall outlet. Turn off Hot and Cold water at the valves. Place towel below water inlet on washer and remove Hot and Cold water lines. Use channel lock pliers if connections are too tight. Put hose ends in bucket to catch water left in the lines. Remove two Phillips head screws from the rear of washer cover. Slide cover to the rear to remove. Disconnect 4 electrical harness plugs from inlet dispenser valve. 3 valve plugs, red, green, and blue. 1 thermistor sensor plug. Use Flat head screw driver to pry tabs on inlet valve and vent pipe retainer at the rear of washer. Remove retainer. Twist vent pipe counter clockwise and remove. Use Phillips head screw driver to remove 2 screws on the lower right and left sides of the dispenser valve. Recommend using a magnetic screw driver as dropping a screw will prolong the job. Pull back on dispenser valve and save 2 rubber seals that come out. Put the seals on the new dispenser valve and reverse previous steps to re-assemble.

Washer rocking too much

  • Customer: Greg from Mountain Home AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video, it was easy to chage them out. Very satisfied with getting order quickly and helpful instructions. Pins came out just like the video, new ones went in with no problem. Washer acting normal again.

Washer Would not drain

  • Customer: Benjamin from New York NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Firs things first - get as much water out of the basin as possible using a siphon or a container and a sponge. Have towels ready for inevitable spillage. Dispose of water in a toilet. Remove the front panel of the washer. The pump is attached with 2 screws/nuts. Remove the pump and place in an empty bucket. Then remove the hose clamps from the washer inside the bucket to catch any water left in the hoses. Attach the new pump to the washer. Then attach the hoses to the new pump. Replacement is very fast and easy - total time from setup to testing, to cleanup 1.5 hours.

Both of the shock absorbers had broken off

  • Customer: Hugh Diggins from Pittsford VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
In the video sent it showed how to replace the shocks with only removing the lower front panel. I found it was easier to also remove the back panel. There are more screws but it provided open access to the pins that needed to be removed. The parts went in easily and when compared to the original equipment looked stronger.

Excess noise in pump, forigien drill bit hitting inpeller blades

  • Customer: Joseph from Magnolia MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple, unplug washer for safety, remove 2 Phillips screws form bottom of front panel, slide panel down to slip the ears out of their slots. set panel off to side, remove the electrical plug on the pump, unscrew the two hold down Phillips screws, raise the pump up and slid a heavy absorbent towel under the pump, loosen the two clamps, slide the hoses off, remove the sloppy wet towel, install the new pump, and screw it down, push the electrical connection on, slip the hoses on , clamp them in place, install the front cover by aligning the slot and ears up, use a screw driver or something the raise the panel up in place then install the last 2 screws plug it in your done.

The top striker tip broke off....

  • Customer: teresa from brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the broken striker, screwed in the new one in less than 2 minutes...this is the second time it was replaced...the first time I was still under warranty...he took about the same amount of time to install ...I ordered 2, because I know it will be broken again....

Washer would not go in high spin

  • Customer: Randall from Doe Run MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It is a front load washer with a dryer stacked on top of it.Insaw a video on u tube. I took a neddle nose pliers ang took a spring loaded metal ring off that is holding the grey rubber boot on . I peeled it back just enough to reach ih and get the door lock in hand.I then took a phillip screw driver and removed the two screws un the front off holding the door lock..I then reversed instructions,and put the new lock in.The complete job took lease than 5 minutes,and the part did the trick. My washer works as good as new.

Washer would not start after I opened and closed the door.

  • Customer: Sue from Simpsonville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the door lock and switch assembly. With needle nose pliers, I removed the metal ring around the washer gasket. Removed two screws on assembly and removed the entire assembly. Noted part number and ordered part which came in 3 days. Reversed the above instuctions for removing the assembly. Was washing within the hour. By the way, I am a 65 year old woman.

Brokken Hindges and door Strike

  • Customer: Robert from Diagonal IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove Door and front panel, breakdown door and remove front panel. Reassemble door using new front panel and install door strike and bottom screw on door. align hinge with tabs on hinge assembly and insert tabs on front panel and squeeze door parts together and install rest of screws. Job complete

Door not aligned, always had problem closing door, alignment has been addressed several times, cheaper to change striker.

  • Customer: Sandra from Isle of Palms SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew 2 screws. Replace part by screwing the 2 screws back in place. Parts received in 2days part replace less than a minute

Not that easy

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Our washer is in a very tight spot, and we use the top for storage, so it was a job moving everything and pulling the washer away from the wall. Unplugged, then took the 2 screws off the back, dropped one and retreived it with masking tape on a dowel. Got the top to slide back, then took the screws off the latch. Crammed my arm down inside (very tight) and grabbed the latch, pulling it out the top. Labeled both sides of the connections with colored masking tape (in case we need to replace this part again, but I hope not). Got everything back together, then put the top back on, dropping the same scew behind, retreived it,plugged the power in and it works!!

Broken Arm

  • Customer: Don from Westcliffe CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed Old Part and put on new ones just replaced all and put on new kit so would have all new parts.

door lock switch assembly bad wouldn't allow washer to start.

  • Customer: michael from gadsden AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the seal ring underneath the front gasket.it's solid wire ring held together with wire spring.I used a screw driver to stretch wire ring from gasket.pulled gasket back from washer opening, near striker. removed two screws on striker lock assembly.pulled it out.removed all three wire attached to assembly.plugged in new assembly.replaced screws. reattached gasket and ring. done.

Shock absorber on one side of drum was installed piston side up.

  • Customer: Kathleen from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front access panel to get to shock absorbers. Removed mounting pins with hammer & pliers. Replaced both with dual-stage shocks provided in kit (Of course, piston side down). Getting to right-side shock upper mount was the only tricky part of removal & replacement. Otherwise, not too bad. This is a repair most anyone can do. Shock absorber kit solved vibration issues.

Washer was shaking violently during the spin cycle

  • Customer: Jackie from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front panel used a screwdriver to press the tabs on the plastic retainer pins then used a hammer to gently tap each of the plastic mounting pins for the shock absorbers. The left side was very easy but the right side was more difficult due to 2 things. 1. I had to use pliers to remove the hose to gain access to the upper pin. 2. When I replaced the shock absorber the bottom pin had no room to hammer the plastic retaining pin due to a large plastic box directly behind the shock absorber which was not mentioned In the YouTube Partselect tutorial. My quick solution was to replace the plastic retaining pin backwards.its working great with no problems whatsoever .Thank you Partsselect!
All Instructions for the FAFW3511KW0
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