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Frigidaire Affinity front-load washer wont start. Model ATF7000FS.

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Frigidaire Affinity front-load washer won't start. Model ATF7000FS. Panel display looks good, laundry is securely in and not too tight against the door, but when I hit the button to start, it just buzzes.
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Can you listen closely and tell me exactly where you hear the buzzing? Is it coming from the door toward the right side? Is it coming from the back of the washer on the left side? Does the noise change if you pull or push on the door?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It sounds like it's coming from the right side of the door. When I pull on the door, it opens and the buzzing continues. When I push on the door, the buzz is slightly muffled (but still a loud buzz).

OK so that is what I thought. Unfortunately this means that your door latch assembly on the right side behind the front panel of the washer has failed and it'll need to be ordered and replaced to fix the issue. This is why your washer will not start to wash the cycle. It's actually a fairly easy part to replace if you're handy. You'll need to unplug the washer and open the door to start with. Then there is a wire ring around the front lip of the rubber door gasket. Use a flat head screwdriver and pry the wire ring off. From there you can pull the gasket back out of the way. Remove the screws going into the door latch from the front and reach behind to replace the door latch assembly. Below is a link to the latch assembly you'll need to order and replace for this model.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you. Is ordering the part online the best way to go, or if I wanted to find the part locally, are there certain types of stores that might carry it?

You can order it locally if you know of an appliance parts store in your area, but only an appliance parts store would have this part in stock.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I found a local appliance parts store and got the part installed as the video showed. The machine is running now. Thank you very much!

Awesome, I'm glad you have everything taken care of. You have a great rest of the week!