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Frigidaire affinity washer stopped working. changed the control board. It shows a e56 error code but the motor has been tested and its fine. What do I do now?

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SOURCE: affinity front loading washer error e56, what does this mean?

1) Read the owner manual and proceed section troubleshooting,this mean the motor, probably is defective and need replace.
2) Try to run the software diagnostic.and make the test 9 for solution or diagnostic.
3) or call some tech from company or another you know it
God bless you

Posted on Sep 26, 2012

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My ATF6000ES Front Loading washer runs on any cycle for about 5 minutes then stops, and the display resets to the start and nothing more happens. Got an E48 code and ran "test 7" and the tub did not

Hello Nick Jensen, thanks for your post!
From what you have described your Frigidaire washer is displaying an error code of "E48" and you have changed the control board with the problem continuing to be present. An "E48" error code could be a possible problem with your door lock assembly, motor control board, or control panel. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would personally contact a professional to accurately diagnose your washer to determine the root cause to reduce the risk of unnecessary parts. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

Jan 30, 2015 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000F Front Load...


Frigidaire Affinity Common Error Codes. (E4A, E9E, E56, E46 and more)


This error codes apply to Frigidaire Affinity washers and dryers:

E11 - Fill time too long.

E13 - Water leak in tub, or air leak in air bell.

E14 - Reed switch.

E21 - Water not pumping out fast enough.

E23 - Drain pump relay on control board failed.

E24 - Drain pump relay on control board failed.

E31 - Pressure sensor not communicating with control board.

E35 - Pressure sensor indicates water overfill.

E41 - Control board indicates door switch is open.

E42 - Door remains locked after cycle is completed.

E43 - Control board problem

E44 - Control board problem.

E45 - Control board problem.

E46 - Control board problem.

E47 - Control board is sensing the door PTC circuit is open during spin.

E48 - Control board is sensing the door PTC circuit is closed.

E4A - Program Timeout Fault.

E52 - Bad signal from tacho generator.

E55 - Motor overheating.

E56 - High motor current.

E57 - High current on inverter.

E58 - High current on motor phase.

E59 - No tacho signal for 3 seconds.

E5A - High temperature on heat sink.

E5B - High temperature on heat sink.

E5C - High temperature on heat sink.

E5D - Communication problem.

E5E - Communication problem.

E5F - Communication problem.

E67 - Input voltage on microprocessor incorrect.

E75 - Water temperature sensor circuit (digital readout models only).

E76 - NTC temperature for the cold water valve over the limits

E95 - Communication error.

E9E -Voltage error.

EB1 - Incoming power frequency out of limits.

EB2 - incoming line voltage above 130 VAC.

EB3 - Incoming line voltage below 90 VAC.

EF1 - Clogged drain pump.

EF2 - Too much soap.

on Apr 09, 2010 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000ES Front Load...

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How can I tell whether to replace motor, motor controller or main control board on my frigidaire affinity washer ( ATF7000FS1 ) after error code E56? Test 9 gives motor winding resistance of 7.2, 7.2 and...

Hello friend, thank you for your inquiry!

Based off the information from your manufacturer "E56" stands for high motor current. Looking up information for your technical data sheet it states that you need to perform test 9:

1. Remove the belt from the motor and spin the motor pulley.
Does the motor spin free? No, replace the motor. Yes, go to step (3).
2. Spin the tub pulley. Does the tub spin free? No, check the tub bearings. Yes, go to step (3).
3. Disconnect the plug from the motor and measure the resistance of the windings (pin 1 to 2, pin 1 to 3, pin 2 to 3). All readings should be between 4 and 6 ohms. If readings are correct, replace the Speed Control Board. If readings are incorrect, replace the motor.

Based off that information you would need to replace your motor. If you feel unsure about repairs I would recommend reaching out to a professional for proper diagnosis and repair. I hope this helps. -Matt

Sep 15, 2014 | Frigidaire ATF7000 3.5 cu.ft. Affinity...

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What does e56 error code mean

Good afternoon friend, thank you for allowing me to assist you!

Typically on a Frigidaire washer an "E56" error code stands for a high motor current. Which means you could be seeing an issue with your motor or speed control board. If you are getting that error code you could be seeing a miscommunication within the appliance, I would suggest a reset to your washer would clear any false error codes. You can reset the appliance by unplugging the power cord or flipping the household circuit breaker for ten minutes. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

Jul 30, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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Why is my affinity dryer not heating and showing error code 56

Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand your Frigidaire dryer, model# ATF7000ES, is not heating and showing an error code 56. The E56 code means there is high motor current, meaning it is possible something is going on with the motor. The other possibility is this is a false error code. Please try resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. Restore power and try any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-

Jul 06, 2014 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000ES Front Load...

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Washer wont start?

check the hot and cold connections screen filters at the back of the washer they could be pluged. with rust or water sediments if not there is a possibility that the board is defective.good luck rudy.

Jun 13, 2014 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load...

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Hi Susan, this is JK. I understand that you are receiving an error E56 on your washer. This error E56 is indicating a high motor current, the motor has overheated. The washer motor will stop when it is overheated, allow the motor to cool down and attempt to wash again. If the problem persists, you would need to contact a service provider to test the motor, motor pulley, tub pulley and the bearings. Hope this helps!

Mar 24, 2014 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF8000FE

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Frigidaire front load washer code E56

Hello - Typically error code E56 indicates that the motor is overheated and unit will not shut off. Allow 30 minutes for the washer motor to cool down and try again. If it proves to be ineffective contact a professional to move forward accurately.

Nov 23, 2012 | Frigidaire GLTF2940E Gallery 3.5 Cu. Ft....

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Affinity front loading washer error e56, what does this mean?

1) Read the owner manual and proceed section troubleshooting,this mean the motor, probably is defective and need replace.
2) Try to run the software diagnostic.and make the test 9 for solution or diagnostic.
3) or call some tech from company or another you know it
God bless you

Sep 26, 2012 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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