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GE Washer-Doesn't Fill When it Supposed to.

I have a GE Washer Model #WJSR2080T8WW. When you turn the dial to start cycle it should fill the tube first but it immediatley starts in the agitation mode. I have tried all modes, Delicates, Normal, Cotton. Could it be the control the Timer assembly?

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You are the man, Thanks. I blew into the hose , cleaned the switch and it fix the problem. THANKS and Keep up the great work!

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Re: GE Washer-Doesn't Fill When it Supposed to.

It is most likely a pressure switch. This is the water level switch. As water fills the tub, air pressure builds up in the rubber hose going to the switch. When the pressure is high enough for the water level setting, it trips the switch and puts the unit in wash cycle. Remove the control and start the machine. While it is agitating, remove the hose from the switch and see if the washer starts filling. If so, blow through the hose and see if something has clogged it. If you have a volt/ohm meter you can check across the terminals while you blow into the switch to see if it is working. Let me know what you find out.

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