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Fisher and Paykel Ecosmart GW15 replace the water sensor?

From reading posts, It looks like I need to replace the water sensor in my clothes washer.

Description: I start the washer, it filled with water (once), and then it shuts down within about 3 minutes. Then it beeps over and over until I hit the power button to turn it off. So I do. Then, I turn the power back on, and start it again, (even making the spin cycle slow or any variation doesn't help) and it starts to spin, but not correctly I think, lid open or closed... And then it shuts off again within 3 minutes. This happened sooo many times. So, then it doesn't drain either... I took the clothes out and scooped out all of the water. 1) Is it the water sensor? 2) How do I fix this?

my warranty is up. it's probably from about 2005-ish, maybe 2004?

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Replace the pump

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