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Washer fills wont agitate or spin

Washer fills with water but won't agitate or spin out. I have changed the lid switch and the water level switch can't figure it out

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Supposed to be a problem only with water level switch.

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try checking the hose that goes from the bottom end to the pressure switch. if there is a hole or a crack or anything loose on the connection. if the pressure won't build up on the water level switch, it wont transfer the contacts to start agitating.

test the water level switch by pulling the hose from the drum end and blow unto it until you hear a click on the water level switch. this should turn your agitator so please be careful and watch out for parts moving rapidly.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Hi and welcome to FidYa, I am Kelly,
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