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Hi, If you shut the power off to the washer, will the water stop filling? I am asking so I can narrow down the inlet valve or the water level switch.
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Removed obstruction in pressure switch.

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I have a GE washer model # WHDRR418GWW. It is about 19 months old. It stopped agitating and spinning. It will fill with water and the timer/knob will go thru the cycles. But when it reaches the washing...

You have what is called "agitating dogs" there are usually 4 of them at the bottom of the agitator. They have small grippers which lock onto the agitator and agitates. If the washer is ever overfilled or over time filled to heavy this will wear down the nylon teeth on the "dogs". The top of the agitator will spin off, you will see a bolt inside at the bottom, remove bolt and the agitator will pull out. Google "agitating dogs on washer. It will give you pictures for a better understanding. If the belt was broken the washer would not drain, because the belt turns the pump. These dogs are about $5 and honestly easy to install. Good Luck.

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I have a Fisher Pakel washer GWL11 and it has developed a small leak under the washer. The cycle stops at rense and just quits. Any suggestions on what needs replacing?

Sounds like it could be overfilling Just a little and while it is agitating it will be splashing over, To fix this you will need to replace the MCU,

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The machine is working but the agitator is not

Agitator dogs are worn out. These are what grab the agitator and agitates the clothes. The dogs have fine teeth and are worn easily if the washer is overfilled or off balanced. The top of the agitator spins off, down inside at the bottom of the agitator, the bolt will come out and then the agitator can be lifted out. Here you will see the dogs. I included a picture of what they look like15b7d98.jpg. Easily repaired and take 5-10 min to repair. The dogs are about $5

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Washer overfills and will not agitate

Removed obstruction in pressure switch.

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Loosen hose at tube turn on washer blow in tube water hould sop and it should begin agitation.

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GE washer does not agitate. Water does not stop filling.

If it does not agitate at all, then it is either the motor, the clutch/motor control or the agitator.

If the machine start agitating only when you advance manually the control knob, and at the same time is overfilling, that is probably because of the problem with the water inlet valve, or the water level switch, and that is also cusing the cycle to stop.

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