Frigidaire washers, and some Kenmore brand washers manufactured by Frigidaire, have a small magnet clipped into the base of the detergent drawer that helps the internal computer detect when the drawer is closed. It's not uncommon for the magnet to pop out of its slot without warning and cause a problem starting the wash. Once the small piece of metal is back in position, the washing machine will return to normal.
Pull the dispenser drawer out as far as it will go and remove it from the washing machine.
Flip the drawer over and locate the small square section containing a plastic clip on the right side.
Push the metal magnet into the section until the plastic clip snaps and holds it in position.
Flip the drawer back up the right way and push it back into the washing machine. The appliance is now ready for use.
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