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Frigidaire Error code E41

Frigidaire washer model GLTF2940FS1. Door won't lock, start light blinks, display switches from time remaining to PAU. Will not allow me to run diagnostic tests.

Door switch wax motor reads 1.365 on ohm meter. Plug J2 on control panel reads 498. How do I know which part is defective?

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Wish I had seen your reply before I went to Sears today and ordered the control panel. Paying to have it shipped to my house.
I tried everything you suggested but nothing has changed. Display still going between time remaining in cycle and PAU. Error E41. Light above start button is flashing.
Sears had the door lock in stock but I thought the problem was control panel. Guess I can go buy door lock anyway.
Beginning to think I should have given this machine to Goodwill and bought a top load model.
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June 6th, 2012
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Landell, did you have an answer for me?
by Manage My Life
June 5th, 2012
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Hi Pepper,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.



The readings you are getting point to the control board. The symptoms could be a failed control, stuck button, or a faulty door lock mechanism. I have seen the door switch read within normal limits and still cause the E41 error. This is kind of a toss up between the two.

The pau normally indicates the washer has been paused. First, try removing the power for 2 minutes to let the capacitor on the board bleed off the memory. Before you replace any parts I recommend taking the control out of the console. Make sure the pause button is not stuck or depressed. If the PAU still appears, unplug the pressure sensor, and then run the washer in a normal cycle for 10 to 15 minutes (it wont actually do anything). Then shut the unit down and plug the pressure sensor back in. this will reset the control board.

If the washer still will not function I would probably try the door lock assembly first. The door lock assembly can be returned. If the door lock assemcly does not fix the issue then you will need to replace the control board.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website;

Sears Home Services

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Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or purchase any parts needed for your appliance;

Sears Parts Direct

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I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell
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June 5th, 2012
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When it comes to error codes on your appliances it can be really frustrating to figure out what they mean. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching the Manage My Life website and found a great link that can help you. You can also set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Have a nice day!
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June 5th, 2012
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