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Water filling problem. Load size switch seems mis-aligned

I have a whirlpool top loading washer model number LSQ8520JQ1. A problem occurs seemingly with the load size selector switch. If for example you select "large" for a load size, then start the washer, instead of the washer beginning to fill with water, nothing will happen. But then, I can immediately turn the load size switch to a point maybe half way between "large" and "super plus" and water will begin to flow in. I would have to hold the switch in that half way position if I wanter water to continue flowing, because the switch does not "lock" between the size selections. It's as if there is a mis-alignment within the switch. The same problem will happen during the rinse cycle. Do you think that the problem lies with that switch?

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you have a three armed support that holds the tub in place, this is not an easy fix, you would have to be very knowledgable of appliances and how to work on them to replace this. Basically one of your supports have either broken or the bolt has come lose. If you release the baffles inside the tub you should be able to see the mounting bolts for the support and you would be able to check the tightness of the bolts or whether or not the mount is broken. If the mount is broken in won't be cheap to fix. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Maytag washer PAV2300 water over flow

tidalwave If the water continues to flow even when the washer timer and the power to the washer are off then you are right and the water inlet valve has to be replaced. If it does it only when the washer is on then it could be different problems. In that case the first thing you have to check is the water level switch. This is the device which controls the water level. Remove the power first.Open the control panel and you will see the switch on the left side. There is the clear plastic hose connected to the switch. Make sure the hose is not loose. This is one of the most common cause of overflow. If it got loose, drain out all water from the washer before you reconnect the hose. If this is not the issue then you have to check the continuity across the water level switch therminals. When there is no water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 12 (gray and orange wires). Whet the tub has filled up with water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 14 (gray and light blue wires). If the continuity is wrong replace the water level switch. If you are going to do it, make sure there is no water in the tub before you will remove the clear plastic hose from the old switch. Good luck. Gendos. post back...

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag washer PAV2300 water over flow

I had the same problem and went out to a website for Maytag washers. That website advised that the problem could be mechanical or electrical. In my case, the problem was a clogged tube and it took only ten or fifteen minutes to fix.
0. Unplug the machine.
1. Open up the front of the washer. Along the left hand side is a long transparent tube. The tube connects to a wallet size container on the side and near the bottom of the tub.
2. Inspect the transparent tube. It may be clogged where the tube meets the wallet sided container.
Note: When the tub is full, it creates pressure in that wallet size compartment which sends air up that tube to a pressure switch located within the panel at the top of the washer. The pressure switch flips and tells the machine - stop filling the tub with water. My machine had a visible clog in the bottom of the tube that carries the air from the bottom of the tub up to the pressure switch.
3. Disconnect the tube and clean. I used a pipecleaner to get most of the mold out. To completely clear the tube, remove the top panel and disconnect the tube from the pressure switch in the top panel and blow air down the tube.
4. Reconnect, test - and you should be good to go. If not, your pressure switch may be dead.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LXR9245EQ2 tub won't fill at beginning of cycle

HI, you have a combination issue. the Water fill level pressure switch and, the cycle selector switch are both damaged and, they should be replaced. the total cost of these switches will run you about $90.00.

We recommend the hands of a skilled service tech when repairing this type of electrical issue.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: my washer vibrates like crazy

Make sure it is perfectly level. If it is, you may just have a weak floor in your new place?

Posted on May 21, 2010

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