Why is my drum not spinning and Sensing light not lit?

Appliance Repair QuestionsCategory: Washing MachinesWhy is my drum not spinning and Sensing light not lit?
Anonymous asked 9 years ago
I have an Affinity Frigidaire Front Loading Washer. After an off balanced load the washer never resumed its cycle.  I tried a "Drain and Rinse" cycle.  The sensing light never illuminated.  It seemed to start fine but the spinning never happened.  I pulled the back panel and discovered the belt to be in perfect condition; not the belt.  I found some wires smashed and copper showing where the drum made contact.  Ah ha I found the problem.  I repaired the wires and also inspected a bit more to find nothing else visually abnormal.  Buttoned everything back up and plugged it back in.  In the mean time I also purchased a new door latch/switch (I heard that was a quick solution too ).  Neither the new part or wire repair solved the problem.  So here I sit...stooped and frustrated with a Sensing Light not lit.
Appliance Repair Questions Staff replied 9 years ago

Possibly your door latch PTC sensor isn’t giving a good signal to the control board. Use a meter and test to see if the door latch is working properly.

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