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Filling/ Timer problem

I've replaced the timer since thats what I thought was wrong at first. Now with new timer in, From the start of the cycle, it won't quit filling, No matter what setting i put the load indicator on it doesn't matter. I can manually spin in passed that point and it will resume the washing cycle until the rinse section. Once again it will sit and fill to the point where it runs out the drain tube. I'm not sure if there is a pressure switch inside the load indicator or what the deal is. I have checked power to all switches and its exactly what its supposed to be, The charge for a tech to tell me something I already know is rediculous so here I am. Thanks for taking a look!!!

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There are a couple of things that can cause of the water to continue to fill. A defective water inlet valve that fails to shut off can cause the problem, but you were able to get the water to stop when you moved the timer selector knob. If the water inlet was leaking by, it would continue to run no matter what position the timer was in.

The next item would be a pressure switch malfunction. You were correct to assume this as a possible problem. The switch is located in the operator console behind the load level selector knob. Just remove the back panel of the console to access. Verify that the clear plastic air hose is still connected to the switch. The air hose is what detects the changing tub pressure from the air dome and shuts off the water at the appropriate level. If this air hose comes loose, the pressure switch never detects the change in tub pressure and the water continues to run. Sometimes to the point of overflowing. Over time the hose can stretch and become loose. The vibration of the washer eventually will cause the hose to fall off. If this is the case, re-attach the hose and place a small zip tie around it at the point where it connects to the pressure switch. Make the zip tie snug, but not excessively tight. This will keep enough resistance on the hose to keep it from sliding off again.

If the air hose is correctly installed, inspect the entire length of it to make sure there are no rips or tears. The hose cannot have any holes in it, or the air pressure leaks out. In addition, double check the electrical connections ot the switch by checking the contacts to ensure they are clean. If none of these preliminary steps correct the problem, you may have a defective switch that requires replacment. Hopefully you won't require any additional parts to fix your problem.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: When working inside the console, please UNPLUG the washer for your own safety.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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