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FTF2140ES3 Frigidaire Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for FTF2140ES3 parts

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All Instructions for the FTF2140ES3
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drum pulley kept getting loose and wobbling. Hub wore out making permanent tightening impossible

  • Customer: Richard from Long Valley NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Simple. Remove the drive belt from the pulley. Next remove the retaining screw and remove the old pulley. Put the new pulley on the hub, then insert the retaining screw and tighten securely. Last, replace the belt over the motor and hub pulley. This was the most difficult part as the new belt was quite tight. But once I convinced myself it was the right belt a little more effort yielded results and the belt fit fine.

Front control panel cracked in several places

  • Customer: Eugene from Hadley MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
1. Remove two screws in back and slide top up an back a little. 2. Remove soap tray by depressing button in back. 3. Unscrew control panel and pull out. Unplug electrics from wall. 4. Unscrew electronic panel from control panel console and re-attach to new console making sure control buttons are correctly aligned and in place. 5. Screw control panel back onto washing machine, replace top with screws in back and slide soap tray back in. Boom, you're done!

The door handle to the front load washer had broken off

  • Customer: Francine from Wolcott VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. Remove 2 screws from the inside of the door. Take out the broken pieces and screw in the new one using the old screws.

drum vanes broke

  • Customer: vernon from middlebourne WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
placed small plillips screwdriver in center hole of old vane and pulled vane toward front of washer and lifted up out of slots. (You need to press down tabs in center of drum slot to insert new ones) Placed new vane at front of slot and squeezed togeather so both sides went in slots and with screwdriver in center hole of vane pushed to rear of washer till vane locked. Incerted screw that came with kit to hold in place DONE.

Kenmore 417.41042000 Front loading washer shakes

  • Customer: Chris from Burtonsville MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Paid $27 total for a shock kit to replace the 2 broken stock shocks. Replaced them. It turns out it was not the problem, but just a symptom of the spider bracket (mates inner SS drum to drive shaft) corroding and breaking causing the drum assembly to shake out of balance. Found out is a systematic problem with this model washer, and no matter what else you fix, this will break and kill it at some point. Piece of crap!

Wet clothes after spin cycle on front loader

  • Customer: Tracy from Brazil IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Found that the fill valve was leaking and clothes would be wet if not removed right away.
Removed 2 screws from back of top panel and removed panel.
Disconneced water lines and two screws held valve assembley to detergent dispenser and unplug wires from the 3 solenoids

Door latch broken

  • Customer: Steven from Pompton Lakes NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
It was done in five minutes! Piece of cake. I will definetly use your site in the future. We had a servir=ce plan with Sears. They are the worst ever...do not pay the money. You only get India for customer service, and they tell you they are coming, do not show, and when you call them they say there is no service tech in the area. You can not get to anyone who can help it theyu did not show twice! We ended up canceling the service, and to their credit they send us a refund. Funny thing about it, they showed up today and left a message on our door that noone answered...this is after they refunded us.

Door handle broke off at the top

  • Customer: Mary from Oswego IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Like another commenter, my teenage daughter ripped the handle off at the top in a huff. My husband simply unscrewed the broken handle and replaced it with the new one. We now make sure to open the door from the middle of the handle, not the top.

washer door handle broke

  • Customer: mandy from rock falls IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the old handle, and screwed the new one on. It only took 2 minutes to fix. Very easy!!

Basket loose and banging around - both shocks broken

  • Customer: Christopher from Woodbury CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
-Unplug machine and remove all water connections
-Remove back panel with power phillips screwdriver
-Removed some rectangular circuit box in the way of getting to one shock absorber (3 screws)
-Remove old shock absorbers with 1/2 inch socket (suggested in accompanying directions)- this took 2 minutes
-inserted new shocks as directed...this was the most difficult part, but used a hammer to bang into place.
-reinsert and screw down circuit box (or whatever it was)
-reattach back panel
-reestablish water hose connections
-plugged in and was in business
-had ordered a washer/dryer set for $1700 (at my parent's urging) and now can tell Sears to go pound sand!

Broken Face Clips on dispenser drawer

  • Customer: david from spring hill FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I unclipped the old drawer parts from the broken drawer and replaced the old parts onto the new drawer and slid the whole drawer back in the washing machine. It took longer to type this that it did to repair the washer. No tools needed at all.

Original glass broke due to uneven load and drum struck the glass

  • Customer: Dallas from Saint Augustine FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
With breakdown maual, I diassembled the door and reinstalled the glass and rehung the door and closed it. Turned on the machine and the bottom of the glass does not meet the rubber seal on the washer opening.

Quickly fixed a dumb mistake.

  • Customer: Andrew from McFarland WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
After accidentally dropping a crystal clock (don't ask) near the open door of the front-loading washer, the plastic striker broke and couldn't be repaired. Without this part being functional, the washer won't start because the door can't be secured.

I ordered the new part, and it arrived quickly -- that's really the story here.

Replacing it meant removing two screws, pulling the damaged part off, slapping the new part in, and replacing the screws. My 4th grade daughter could have done this one -- wish they were all that easy!

I'm glad the part came so quickly. With a local supplier, it would have taken four more days.

Door strike broke

  • Customer: Chris from Vernon Hills IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The store I bought the washer from was going to charge $150 service call and over $60 for the part. I searched on the internet and found what i needed at partselect.com. The part was under $7 and the shipping cost more than the actual part. 2 screws, 1 screwdriver and it was fixed. Thanks!

Both shock absorbers for the tumbler had broken off

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Bellevue WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The repair itself was simple; it was the original design of the washer itself that made it time-consuming, because of the tight spaces involved. Basically, all you have to do is remove 2 plastic pins, take out the broken part, make sure you have the new part facing the right way, and put the 2 plastic pins back in. Should take 2 minutes if there are not other machine parts in the way!
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