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I have a fridgidaire laundry center model glet1142cso that will not fill completely with water.

You replaced the switch but did you check the hose to it for obstruction?

Mar 25, 2017 | Washing Machines


How do I replace water level pressure switch on a GE top load washer?


This solution is listed for the GE WBB4500EWW Top Load Washer model. The procedure also applies to others GE top load washing machine model

Replacing the water level pressure switch is not a difficult operation. Here the guidelines.

  • Disconnect the washer from power. Either unplug the power cord or trip the circuit breaker.
  • Pull out the appliance and place it in a space where you can work.
  • Disconnect the water hoses .located at the back of the appliance
  • Removethe four screws that hold the top panel to the body of the machine andpull up the top panel. Be careful while lifting the top panel, itsedges are sharp and you may get harmed.
  • Disconnect connectorfrom the water level pressure switch. Disconnect also the connectorshooked to the water valve solenoid contacts if necessary to access thewater level pressure switch.Always mark the connections with tape andlabels or take a picture before disconnecting the wires. The pressureswitch has only a two wires connector attached, and wires orientationdoes not matter, but get used to note down all disconnected wires.
  • Remove the clamp holding the hose and disconnect the vacuum hose from the water level switch.
  • To remove the pressure switch, push down the metal tab on the rear panel plate and rotate the old switch until it gets loose.
  • Installthe new water level pressure switch by following operations in reverseorder. Ensure that all hoses are well connected, and that all wiringconnectors are in place.
Replacing the water pressure switch is not a difficult operation, however remember to observe strictly all safety prescriptions.
Before replacing the switch you can try blowing into the vacuum hoseattached to the pressure switch, this sometimes can fix an apparentlyfaulty pressure switch.

Before replacing the switch this can be tested either jumping itscontacts, or using a multimeter to read Ohms on switch contacts, andcheck if the switch is opening and closing the contact. With nopressure applied to vacuum hose the switch must have continuity and lowimpedance, otherwise the switch is faulty.

If you have no technical training, and if you do not have done any similar repair before, then it may be better calling a technician. To get an on site qualified technician, ring GE at the number listed on your use and care manual.

The water pressure switch is part nr. ten on the diagram shown below. Click on the picture to enlarge the diagram:



Here also the replacement part for the model shown in example. Ensure that the part you are purchasing is the right one for your model.

PS269904 - Water Level Pressure Switch.



on Mar 13, 2010 | GE WBB4500EWW Top Load Washer


My Maytag Neptune washer takes longer than usual to complete the cycle.


When the washing machine is working, takes an unusually long time to complete the cycle, that is not usually do to a control unit (CCU) fault, but to the fact that one condition needed to follow on the cycle is not met. The CCU may have to wait a longer time, and will not proceed to complete the cycle.

The most obvious thing to check are the water hoses, checking the drain hose and the inlets. If water is not coming with sufficient pressure, or if one of the hoses is blocked or kinked, the cycle time may take much longer than normal.

Other common problems are the pressure switch (SWITCH, PRESSURE), that detects water level, and the thermostat (on self heating models only).
The pressure switch determines when to stop filling and draining. If the pressure switch is faulty, then drain and filling may take much longer or go on forever.

Check also that water valve and dispenser valve are not clogged. (VALVE, WATER) and (DISPENSER VALVE )

On the water valve there may be a thermistor (not all models), check that the thermistor contact is not disconnected (WATER VALVE W' THERMISTOR) , as the thermistor may also be faulty.

Click here to find all replacement parts and diagrams for your appliance.



on Feb 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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My whirlpool duet 9750 showed an error message of F20. I referred to the manual and it said there was a problem with the water supply. All the hoses are connected properly, but I keep getting the message....

The thing that you want to check isn't the connections so much as the water pressure. Take the fill hoses off and look at the water valve screens to make sure there is no sediment blocking water flow, and test the water lines themselves by spraying water in a bucket to make sure that the pressure is good. You could go a step furthere and take the top off the machine by taking the torque bit screws out of the top back and sliding the top of the machine backwards and check the hoses that go from the valve to the dispenser

Jun 05, 2012 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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HF error on display

An FH error often means that the machine doesn't see the water coming into the machine (or that the water pressure is too low). If the water has been flowing into the washer for 8 minutes, then the pressure switch is faulty. (The unit shuts off the water flow and gives the error to avoid flooding.) Press Pause/Cancel Twice.

If there was no water to the machine, check that the inlet water valves are open. Check the inlet hose filters for clogs and that the hoses aren't kinked. You may want to change your water hoses in case they sealed themselves against leaks. Also check your incoming water pressure.

If there was water in the washer, check that the drain pump is functioning (and that nothing is clogging the pump filter/coin catcher). Also check that the discharge hose isn't positioned lower than the water level in the washer. This will cause a siphon problem where the water will flow in and out of the washer continuously.

Disconnect the washer from the power and make sure that all of the wiring for the inlet valves, pressure switch, drain pump and flow valve have no breaks in them. Make sure that the inlet and outlet hoses inside the washer are not leaking. (The connection between the hose and the drain pump and the hoses to the washer tub can leak.)

After this set of tests, reconnect the power and check the pressure switch, the flow meter and the CCU (main control board). Replace any faulty part.

You may want to consult a repair person for some of these tests and repairs. If the washer is under warranty, get the unit serviced if the problem isn't in the hoses.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 15, 2012 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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On my Electrolux Washer EIFLW55HIWO the water will not shut off. It keeps filling the tub. Thanks

It's possible that your pressure switch is bad. For that model it's Frigidaire OEM Part #134762010. It's about $40 on line.
This manufacturer-approved water level pressure switch (part number 134762010) is for washers.

Water level pressure switch 134762010 senses and controls the water level in the washer.

Unplug the washer and shut off the water supply before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Aug 28, 2011 | Electrolux EIFLW55HIW Front Load Washer...

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I had to manually unlock my washer when it wouldt cancel for me, so now i can open door, but when i plug machine back in it locks and makes draining noises again, nothing else but draining

A model number would help a lot, but I'll take a shot at this. Typically, when a washer locks out, requiring a manual unlock, it does so after the machine fails to drain within a specified amount of time. So, that being said, if your machine does not have water left standing in it, there is a good chance you have a bad pressure switch, which is telling the control that your washer is still full of water. With many models, one way to test it would be to disconnect the wire harness from the pressure switch, then try to start a cycle. If the washer then begins to fill normally, replace the pressure switch. Before jumping to the pressure switch though, make sure ALL the water is drained out of the washer, and unplug the machine for several minutes to allow a CCU reset.

Mar 17, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Water wont stop filling on wash or rinse cycle , complete flood

take out the two screws that hold the top console down,flip the console up and on the left side you'll see the water level switch,make sure the clear hose is connected to it,if that's off the water will keep filling into the washer,if it is on take it off and blow gently into the pressure switch or the water level switch and listen for a clicking sound,if it doesn't click you could have a bad water level switch,next,unplug the washer,disconnect the lid switch harness and with a screw driver pop the two metal clips holding the back panel to the top of frame,pull the frame backwards to you and remove the frame off of washer,have someone blow into the clear line and check for any pin holes in the clear line or see if it popped off the bottom plastic piece that it goes to.if it looks ok change out the pressure switch but if there's a hole in the clear line that switch won't work it can't hold pressure and the water will just keep filling up the washer and won't stop like it's doing now,send the model number and i'll look up your part for you,or call your parts store and give them the model number and order the pressure switch or water level switch,it's the same thing,let me know what you find

Jul 13, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Keep geting F and H blinking on the screen

you could have a water valve problem,no water to machine,i've seen new water lines with shut offs built into the line that fail,put on regular burst proof water lines and the washer is fine, or a problem with the pressure switch located on right side of washer,take off the top of washer,you'll see a clear line going to the pressure switch,gently blow into the line and listen for a click,if it clicks the switch is ok, the last duet i worked on had same problem,just taking off the line from the pressure switch somehow reset the pressure switch and that's all i had to do it ran fine after that,also there is a flow meter located in between the water valve and the dispenser that can do this,hope this helps

Jan 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Hotpoint washer

not always the pressure switch itself.
years since i saw one of these machines so just take this as guidence.
remove back panel and pressure switch is i remember on rhs near top - it has a small diameter hose going to it. remove this hose and substitute another hose of the same diameter. put on fill and pressurise the hose by mouth. you should hear a click and the water will stop. this localises the fault. if the water does stop, then the fault is:
split in the small diameter hose.
blockage in the small diameter hose.
blockage in the air chamber - the part the other end of the small hose is connected to

fault is more often one of these three rather than the pressure switch itself

Sep 29, 2008 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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