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Doesn't fill with water - goes straight to agitation.

When I select the type of wash and pull the knob out to start it, it goes straight into the agitation mode before filling with water. It does this on all types of wash cycle.

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Open the console and find the pressure switch. it has a clear hose attached to it. pull the hose off the switch and turn on the washer. if water starts to enter shut it off and blow through it back to the tub. some piece of junk may have plugged it causing the switch to "think" the tub is full of water. put the hos back on and run a short spin cycle to reset it and try again making sure to run a small load to see if it shuts off properly. if no water enters when hose is pulled off most likely bad pressure switch. keep the lid closed while doing these tests. some units wont work w/lid open.

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • sharon voigt
    sharon voigt Feb 19, 2014

    will try it to see how everything goes.. can not afford a repair man to fix for me. thank you

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