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FWT449GFS1 Frigidaire Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for FWT449GFS1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the FWT449GFS1
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Water leak

  • Customer: Brian from Cleveland, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Traced the leak to the hose. Figured out the name of the part from a combination of the product manual, YouTube, and PartSelect.com's pretty-darn-intelligent parts guides. Used regular pliers to pinch the clamps, and removed the old leaky hose. (Wow, it smelled bad!) Yanked out the debris, then pulled out the coin trap by extending the accordion-like hose, to put in the new hose. Reattaching is really tricky, especially the end that connects to the pump. Make sure that the hose AND CLAMP get all the way onto each hard plastic connectors. A good pair of adjustable vice grip pliers, with half-inch-wide grips, helped a lot! Test the connection by gradually pouring a quart of water into the washer drum. If that holds OK, try washing a load of laundry, watching for any leaks before sealing up the front panel. Good luck!

Washer pump was very loud

  • Customer: David from Carmel, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the two 5/16ths pump mount screws out, used a pliers to remove the in/out pump hose clamps, disconnected wires. Reversed process to install new pump. Output hose clamp was the trickiest due to its location - but still easy.

Vibrating Washer During Spin Cycle

  • Customer: Stephen from Sister Bay, WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video is very good. I have a stacked unit and didn't want to remove the dryer. It was difficult (but not impossible) to get the pins removed and replaced. I made a removal tool by drilling a 15/32" hole into the end of a 1"x1" piece of wood. Taping on this closed the pin safety and pushed it out.

Went into pause mode when starting

  • Customer: Fred from Wakefield, RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Completed by my wife on line instruction video

Both shock absorbers were not working properly

  • Customer: Harold from East Peoria, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video was helpful and gave good ideas to look for, it was harder to reach the pins holding each end. I used a 6-8 inch dowel rod to remove and replace the plastic pins. First time always takes longer than advertised but I wasn't in a big hurry.

Water leaking from the pump

  • Customer: JON from VILLA PARK, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
2 screws, 2 clamps. The part arrived in one day. It was exactly the correct part and installed easily. No issues, washer is working fine.

Error Code E43 - door lock problem - no spin

  • Customer: Allan from Charlestown, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed retaining band around door boot and prized-off boot on left side to access door lock - simple screw driver replacement job. Deleted last error code. BUT - washer worked again for several days, and now code E43 is back and won't spin - problem is intermittent - so suspect it is NOT the door lock, but a wiring or control board problem. Ongoing.

latch broke in half

  • Customer: elke from freeland, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Im the lady of the house,no problem ordering or installing...

Would not go into spin cycle

  • Customer: Jim from Dyersburg, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off top. Removed 2 screws on Door Lock Assembly and replaced.

Door lock mechanism broke and washer would not run

  • Customer: SCOTT from SALINE, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You must remove the top of the washer with screws on rear of washer. Top slides forward to remove. Once top is removed you can reach door lock mechanism from the top. Two screws must be removed from the front of the washer where lock enters mech. You can grab the mechanism from above by the wires that run to it. Undo wiring harness and insert new mehanism. Slide into place and attach in the front of washer with screws. This job is easy and can save you a lot on repair bills!

Leaking at bottom of tub (tub gasket)

  • Customer: David from Dover, NH
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the bottom two screws of the washer tub were quite rusted and there was a leak around them.
I had to
1) Remove the top and rear panels,
2) Remove the detergent dispenser,
3) pull off the bellows from the front panel and disconnect it from the fill input,
4) remove the drive belt,
5) unbolt the drive motor and detach electrical and ground,
6) remove the pins from the top of the shock absorbers and push them to the side of the cabinet,
7) remove the control board and remove electrical connections,
8) disconnect water line connecting detergent to top of wash tub,
9) lift tub (quite heavy) and remove springs from top of frame,
10) with tub facing up, remove the 23 bolts holding the tub halves together,
11) separate tub halves, remove gasket,
12) install new gasket and button everything back up in reverse order.

broken timer knob

  • Customer: Kathleen from Great Falls, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed your instructions, unscrewed old part, screwed on new timer knob. Done.

drum pully was bent

  • Customer: Candace from Citrus Heights, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the back panel off then removed the rubber belt. Using a screw driver to stop the pulley from turning I removed the bolt holding the pulley on. Replaced the pulley tightened the bolt back up again using a screw driver to stop the pulley from turning put the belt and back panel.

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.
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