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Will not run wash properly

What works:

Rinse ie. fills with water
Drain ie. empties to drain
Rotation ie. spins easily

What doesn't work:

Spin - high speed spin fails
Wash - seems to run a type of programme but does not fill with water and wash clothes.

Is there a sensor that is not detecting

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The sensor you are referring to could posslbly be the water level switch which controlls the level of water,and also. is a factor as to wether the washer will spin or not, it also is part of the heater circuit, so it has numerous functions.
I t can be found at the top right front of the washer, and is about 3" in diameter, and has a thin plastic tube going to it.
it could be sticking, there is no sure fire way of testing it properly, but you could try tapping it and blowing down the tube, it may solve the prob.
Hope this helps.
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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