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The water level sensor is stuck or bad, replace it!

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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  • Chris Jan 22, 2013

    Have replaced the pressure switch with a new air hose line and a new control board. It stops 3 inches from the tub ring. Is there a calibration for this model.

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 22, 2013

    There must be a level switch that turns off the intake solenoid that stops the flow of water.

  • Chris Jan 23, 2013

    The assigned technician could not find a problem, so I get to run troubleshooting in the morning on the unit. I will post what I find. Thanks for the insight.

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    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 23, 2013

    Good Luck!

  • Chris Jan 24, 2013

    I ended up finding that this model has a weight sensor on the bottom of the tub that senses the rise and fall of the tub with the weight of clothes and water. The pressure switch is solely a safety device to prevent flooding. At the factory they had placed a cable tie right at the module and stressed the wires. After pulling the component and examining the wiring harness, I found that 2 of the 6 wires had no continuity. Order and replaced the sensor and lower wiring harness. Good to go now!

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 24, 2013

    Nice troubleshooting!



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