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Tub continues to fill and overflows into room, can't get it to work in any other setting besides fill

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This is caused by a faulty water level switch. This is a diaphragm like device with a small clear plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level rises, pressure increases on the air in the tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch and turns off the water, and signals the timer to begin agitating. Make sure that there are no obstructions in the tube. The switch can be checked with a multimeter for continuity. No continuity means the switch is bad. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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