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There is a magnetic switch, caled a reed switch, diagram index #15 that, if electrically open, will keep the machine from doing anything at all. This is actuated by a tiny magnet in the dispenser drawer , #51 . If the magnet becomes lost or the switch goes bad, you will have absolutely no response from the machine. This was such a problem that frigiaire eliminated the switch electrically by jumpering it on all replacement control boards for you machine, so they felt that the feature was un needed. You can first check for the magnet in the drawer, and if you see/ feel it, open the top by removing the rear screws, look towards the left of the control panel where the main controller is mounted, you will see this
clipped onto the area of the inside of the dispenser, approximately where the #27 is pointing to in the diagram. You can test the switch if you want by removing the connector from the controller, put meter on continuity, touch the leads to the terminals on the connector and close the dispenser drawer. If no continuity, replace the switch if you want, or the magnet in the drawer, whichever applies, but honestly, you can just snip the switch off and connect the wires together, tape them out of the way and call it good. Like I said, the manufacturer eliminated that switch on all replacement boards for your machines and they come jumpered right from the factory, so you dont need it! Let me know if you need any further information or if this does not work!
Edited by Eric on 9/29/2009 at 2:34 PM EST