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FWT449GFS1 Frigidaire Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for FWT449GFS1 parts

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door catch broke

  • Customer: Ed from Federal Way WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took 2 screws out and took broken part off and then put on new part. About 3 minutes. would have been faster if mouse hadn't run out from under dryer and startled me. Best part was how easy to find part at part select with just number off of old piece. At GE website had to search to find it and then it was 4 times the price. Thank you for fast service.

the washer would not spin out all the water

  • Customer: Chris from Troy NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the bottom cover by removing the two screws on the bottom cover. The shock absorber was completely broken off from its bracket. I pulled the plastic pin on the top and bottom of the shock absorber and installed the new shock. The machine works perfect again spinning out all the water. With the broken shock absorber the drum will shake violently and the machine shuts down. It makes it appear to be an electric control problem.

Door Lock and switch didn't work

  • Customer: Christine from Bedminster NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a youtube video, (which might have actually been related to parts select), the door lock replacement went smoothly AFTER I couldn't SEE the SPRING around the rubber boot, as the spring was the SAME color and with a little bit of dust on it, was indistinguishable. As soon as I found it, the rest was fairly simple. I MIGHT even try replacing the moldy boot on these stupid front loaders...I paid for overnight shipping as I also had Geek squad guys on hold for repair, and needed to know fast, whether or not this would do the trick. HOORAY!

shock absorber s were worn out and let the tub vibrat badley when it went into spin

  • Customer: arthur from lake mary FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a tutorial online (don't believe it he only showed the easy side) you have to hold the clip on the nylon pin and drive it out on both ends of the shock. on the rite side the lower pin hits on the back side and wont come out far enough to release the shock,i had to get on the backside and cut the pin off(thankfully their was a spare pin in the kit,you also have to disconnect a hose in front of the top pin on the rite side,i don't know how you would ever get this pin out if you ever had to again as you have to drive it in backwards. I neglected to tell you this was a top loader and the fron lower panel gives you access to these shocks.

Door would not latch and washer failed to start

  • Customer: Stanley from Centuria WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the 2 screws on the rear of the top panel. Open door and remove the 2 screws holding the latch assembly. Reach down and pull up latch. Remove the 3 wire connectors. Plug wire into new latch and re-install in reverse order.

Washer door wasn't catching sufficiently to permit washer to start

  • Customer: Richard from Southwest Harbor ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When I was examining the catch, it broke in three pieces. The lock/switch assembly had a piece that seemed to be hanging down, not looking good. I didn't know which part was at fault, so I had to bite the bullet and order both. It took a while to find the parts on your diagrams, but eventually I figured out which one had them. I'm not sure I would have had the nerve had not your video on how to install the lock/switch made it seem really straightforward and simple (nice job!). As it turned out, once the door catch was replaced (two screws) the door started behaving. So perhaps the $70+ for the lock/switch wasn't necessary, but it's probably just as well to have it in reserve. I saved your video on my computer for future reference. Thanks for saving us from what initially looked like a really bad situation.

Door would not lock shut

  • Customer: Sharon from Tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Everything went great, except replacing the rubber seal, that was a little bit harder to put back in place. But other then that, went very well and easy to repair.

I was only getting hot water

  • Customer: Elmo from Apache Junction AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the back cover after disconnecting the electric and shutting off the water. I then proceeded to disconnect the water lines and then removed the water inlet valve by removing the two screws holding it in place. Then I used pliers to remove the hose leading to the washer. After that I did everything in reverse and was back in business. The video was very helpful and it made me feel comfortable with the procedure. I now know a little more about washers. Thanks for the excellent information.

broken doorlatch

  • Customer: ricardo from nesa AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the top cover and the doorlacth and unplug the old parts as simple as that

broken shock absorbers

  • Customer: frank from webster NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off front an back panels-pushed half inch socket over pins and pulled them out with channel locks from opposite side of socket-need a piece of broom handle or something about 2 ft. long to tap pins back in to make installation easier

old catch broken, machine made door not closed noise

  • Customer: John from Carson City NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws, removed broken catch, seated new catch in correct orientation, replaced & tightened the 2 screws. Total time 2 minuets tops. Took longer to get & put away the screw driver.

A part of the door lock assembly was broken, causing the washing machine not to start.

  • Customer: Laura from Opelika AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The entire process, from diagnosing the problem, ordering the part, and instalation was fantastic! I ordered the part Friday afternoon and had it at my door Saturday afternoon. I was so relieved to read the installation posts from other customers demonstrating how common this issue is and how easy it was to fix! I simply watched the installation video that was sent with my confirmation email. It is also conveniently located on your website. I had the new part installed in less than 30 minutes AND before my husband got home! Thank you Partselect.com!

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 making a loud noise when spinning.

  • Customer: Juan from Lombard IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the unit and disconnect the water lines. Remove the rear and top panels of the washer housing. Remove the drive belt and pulley. Use caution when removing the pulley as it is cast aluminium and will crack fairly easily. Remove the 3 8mm hex screws securing the motor, remove the motor. Remove the brick counter weight. Next remove the lower drainage hose on the under side of the drum. Remove the front rubber seal, there is a metal ring clamp around it tucked behind it, just stretch the spring to remove. (do not be afraid of this step it was very simple to re-install. I tried to avoid this step initially and leave the drum inside the housing, this was extremely annoying as it is very difficult to access the drum fasteners.)Remove the two shock absorbers by squeezing the front of the plastic pins and pulling on the rear with pliers. The drum should be hanging by the springs, next unhook the springs and pull the drum out(I had a friend help with this, the drum is pretty heavy but is managable by yourself if needed) you may have to disconnect the small air hose that connects to the pressure switch in order to slide the drum out. With the drum out simply unscrew the 20 - 10mm fasteners with a drill and socket adapter/extensions. With all the fasteners out you can seperate the two halves and remove the metal wash drum by taping on the shaft with a rubber mallet (do not hit the shaft with a metal hammer, it will mushroom the end and you will have difficulty reinstalling it. Use a block of wood if you have too. Once the metal drum is removed slide the new rear housing over it and re-assemble the washer in reverse order. You can do it, this was easier than I expected

Timer knob came off in my hand when I pull it to start washing cycle.

  • Customer: Armando from Pico Rivera CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy!!! Purchased part, arrived in 3 days ... Use plyers to grab hold of the inner ring that was left in place when knob came off... Pushed in to off position, Turned counter clockwise! Like unscrewing a bottle... That's it! Unscrew all the way out and screw new timer knob assembly in, and your in business. Took less than 2 min.
All Instructions for the FWT449GFS1
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