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In the begining of was the water won't stop filling, it overflows and it won't go to the wash cycle (adjetate) however I can turn it to the rinse cycle and it will drained and spins?

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Possible that the water level sensor has failed.Shut down washer and trace the sensor which is a pressure activated switch from the drum overflow. the switch can be activated by blowing and checking continuity. if so replace the unit

Posted on Dec 31, 2012

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    will give this a go but its complicated

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Water level is controlled by what is called a "pressure switch" -- Based on the dial setting you select for small, medium, or large loads the switch is electronically set to engage at different pressures to start the wash cycle. The most common reason for water continuing to fill and overflow is an obstruction in the tubing that runs from the load size selector switch to the pressure switch or from the pressure switch to the drum. The pressure switch itself rarely goes bad, the load size selector switch is a more common issue.

It takes a bit of doing to get at these parts... start at the load size selector switch. Obviously that is located in the control panel of your washer and is the switch you physically turn to selct the load size. I assume if your trying to fix this yourself that you can use common sense on how to remove the head unit or control panel to access the switch, the process will differ based on your brand or model of washing machine...

Once your looking at the load selector switch you'll want to remove the plastic tube and blow into it, then suck on it like a straw, then blow again. You'll hear the pressure switch click and feel resistance. Now you can put the tube back on, start your machine and monitor to see if it stops filling and start agitating properly, just doing that will work many times because the obstruction is caused only by grease.

If that did not work, you'll want to get at the pressure switch itself, which will require pulling the machine out and taking off the back panel of your machine. Follow the tubing down from the load selector switch to the pressure switch and remove the tubes there, you'll likely find and obstruction in the tubing... usually thick grease or lint. Now reassemble and try again, use the small load setting, water should stop filling by itself and the wash cycle should start.

If your machine still wants to overflow, the last thing I would try is replacing the load size selector switch itself. It can be tested with a multimeter, but since we have eliminated the other 2 most common causes of overflowing at the beginning of a wash cycle, I would simply obtain the part and swap it out.

Hope that helps!

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Check to see if the pressure hose is clogged, kinked, or cracked. if not i would replace the pressure switch.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012

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Check your outlet filter, most likely it is blocked, preventing the water from draining out. Chk your pump too. Before this disconnect from the wall socket; and also check the pipe coming from the tub to the filter. Siphon out the excess water from inside the machine before you open the pipes.

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Try resetting your water level control. If that doesn't help then set the water level control to the lowest setting and observe if level exceeds that setting. If so, you may possibly have a faulty water level control, or an obstruction in the air dome or water level control hose. This can be a tricky 1 to diagnose for a novice.

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When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it.
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you need to replace the water level switch

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The problem is the pressure switch has failed or the hose is plugged up, has a hole in it. These are usually inexpensive and are very easy to replace. Here is a video this will walk you thru testing and replacing a pressure switch. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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