Question about KitchenAid KAWS850L Top Load Washer
Last week my washer started its own soak cycle without it being selected. It would finally finish the wash but it took longer than the dryer to finish a load.
Now it over flows the wash basket and floods my garage. I guess the water level switch is bad or stuck. I would like to know where it is because i do not want to get another 6 stitches on my hand.
Ok, here's the deal. you could have one of two things wrong with it. either the pressure switch is bad, or the hose that goes to the pressure switch has a hole in it. to check the hose you have to remove the case.
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Nov 05, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines
It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.
If the water flows then the flow should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.
Check this link to replace the inlet valve:
Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.
Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.
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