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F-1 Error Solution

F-1 has to do with the water level in the washer. Their are 4 things to check before replacing the control. Remove the hose from the tub to the control and check it for obstructions, leaks, or loose connection. Blow it out and reconnect it to the control. To get to the hose remove the screws on the rear of the control panel and all the screws on the rear of the washer. Check the entire hose for holes leaks obstruction and loose connections. If after doing all of the above you still get the f-1 failure code you must replace the control.

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i have a GE washer model GBXR1060T. Some time the water gets over the tub and is spilling on the floor. We have to close the water source valve to stop the water entering in the tub. I see on the side of the tub some kind of sensor whit a tube going to the load switch. Could it that sensor or the load switch the problem. I have the washer since 1996, THank you

If the water shuts off when you push the timer knob in then the most likely failure is the water level/load size switch or the air tube connecting the air dome and water level switch has developed a hole in it or it may have pulled off from the water level switch. If you have to shut the cold/hot water faucets off in order to stop the water then the water inlet valve has failed open. I added instructions in the image below on how to access the water level pressure switch in the console and how to remove the front panel and raise the top. You will need to inspect the tubing connected to the water level pressure switch and where it connects on the lower side of the outer tub. If you do not find it disconnected or any holes in the tubing, replace the water level switch. richroth_152.jpg

Aug 20, 2011 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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when the washer is ready to wash,the water keeps coming in to the washer,won't shut off

Open the control panel. Remove the plastic hose from the water level switch.
Blow through the hose to remove any blockage from the air bell at the tub. Reattach the hose and set the machine for a SPIN cycle and run the machine. Then re-fill with water.
Double check the hose for any kinks or pin holes.
If this does not correct the problem,the water level switch will need replacing.

Aug 04, 2011 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

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I own a stacked unit and it seems like the water just keeps running until it overflows. If I move the knob manually it only spins and drains but no agitation.


What i believe has happened with your washer is that the hose from the outer tub to water level switch has come off and the water level switch doesn't think it's full of water so it keeps filling. To check that remove the front panel from the washer and look for a clear rubber hose about diameter of a drinking straw ,its usually on the back of the tub and may need to fish around to fell it,you can cut off the very end of it (about 1/2") and reistall it onto the back of the tub, it may be very helpful to also take off the top of the washer. If you dont find it to be off it may be off at the water level switch in the control panel,to check that access the control panel by removing the diagonal panel and remove screws that hold on control panel be sure to look for and find the hidden screw in the plastic trim on the ends of the control panel. If that hose is on at both ends, replace the water level switch it attaches to in the control panel

Good luck, i hope this helps


Aug 01, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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hotpoint washing machine model vbxr1090b2ww leaking from bottom of unit

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LEAKS ALL THE TIME Is your GE washer leaking all the time, even when not in use? If so the problem is the fill hoses or the valve. Look behind the washer to see if water is coming from the hoses. If not, take the cover off to the control panel. Once off, you should see if the water valve and if there is leakage - it needs replacing (if it is leaking). This is the most popular water valve for GE top-loading washers made after 1995 and the part number is WH13X86 Order Here. show?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.1&type=10. Note that some models have a water valve with more than two coils. In this case, you will need to order the valve by model number at AppliancePartsPros.comshow?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.10000015&type=3&subid=0 Buy Fill Hoses Here. show?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.1&type=10
LEAKS DURING FILL CYCLE Is your GE washer leaking during the fill cycle? If so the problem may be in the valve. Follow instructions above, only this time start the fill cycle before looking at the valve.
If your washer overflows with water during fill cycle your problem is the water level control or the water valve. If you must cut the water off from the house plumbing to stop the water then there is no need for testing, just replace the water valve. First, you need to turn on the washer. The washer should start to fill with water, now cut the washer off and on repeatedly (note to yourself whether the water turned off every time). If it does cut off every time you cut the washer off, then it's most likely in the water level control. If it keeps running after you cut the washer off then, the water valve is bad and needs replacing. (Note that the valve can stick intermittently so it still may be bad if it passed the test) Water valves can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.comshow?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.10000015&type=3&subid=0
If the water valve doesn't stick in the first test then you need to check the water level control. First, remove the front of washer (insert butter knife between the top and the front pushing on the clips) then look on the side of the tub and you should see a tube attached to a box. Remove the tube (make sure all the water is out of the tub) look in the tube to see if is stopped up. Often it will stop up near the end. If it is, you can clean it out with a toothpick. Once it's clean, reinstall it and your washer is fixed. If the tube is not stopped up reinstall the tube. Now set the water level control on the lowest setting and start filling the washer with water. If the water stops when the tub is approximately half full (this varies with every model) turn it up to the next level (you may have to reset it). Repeat until the tub is full. If at any the water level gets above the last row of holes in the tub, unplug the washer. If the water stops running when you unplug the washer, replace the water level control. If the water doesn't stop, turn the water off at the wall then replace water valve. Water level contorls and water valves can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.comshow?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.10000015&type=3&subid=0 . LEAKS DURING WASH Is your GE washer leaking during wash? If so the problem is the tub seal (seals around the transmission where it goes through the tub), drain hoses (including the tub to pump hose) or the pump. First take the front off the washer (insert butter knife between the top and the front, pushing on the clips) then start the fill cycle. Now start watching until you see a leak. If the leak is coming from the tub seal, the transmission needs to be replaced (note that changing the transmission is expensive and takes special tools, so you may consider replacing the washer). If the leak is coming from the drain hose or the pump you need to replace it. If you don't see it leak at all, your soap may be the problem. To check this fill the washer with water and the amount of soap you normally would use. Then start the washer and watch the tube coming from the left back of the tub (the overflow pipe). If soapsuds come out of the overflow pipe then try cutting down on your soap or switch to another brand. This may fix your problem. These parts can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.comshow?id=6bjnatppuce&bids=92089.10000015&type=3&subid=0
LEAKS DURING PUMP OUT Is your GE washer leaking during pump out? If so the first thing you should look at is the drainpipe (to your house plumbing). Fill the washer with water, and then turn it to spin and start it. Now while it's pumping, look at your drainpipe if water backs out (it may not back unless you have soap in the tub), then the problem is in your plumbing. If it doesn't, follow the same steps as above in "leaks during wash." Only this time watch for leaks during pump out as well.

Feb 13, 2011 | Hotpoint VBXR1090B Top Load Washer

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washer overflows

remove front panel by pressing clips along front edge down with putty knife on left side of tub is small hose ckd at very end of hose and where it goes onto tub for a blockage usually indicated by dark spots ..lint may have backed into hose and caused obstruction..if cks ok remove screws along top edge of console ..console will roll forward other end of hose goes to water level switch on left if hose is not plugged or pinched replace water level control

Aug 29, 2008 | Hotpoint VBSR3100D Top Load Washer

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