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I pull up on the knob to start a wash and water filling the tub, no sound...nothing. Ive checked all the hoses, my fuse box and etc. Anyone had this problem? Maybe the knob needs replaced? help.

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  • tanya_pahl Sep 06, 2009

    You are AWESOME!!! You were correct....the breaker wasnt affected...the outlet isnt working. I plugged it into another outlet via extension cord. yay!! I can do laundry now. Thank you thank you!!!

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Are you sure you have power at the electrical outlet? If this is a GFCI outlet it could be tripped without affecting the breaker in the main service panel? Charlie


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Hi, This will be one of two problems. Either the pressure switch is bad or the valve is stuck open. The way to figure which is: when the tub is filling pull the power cord out. If when pulling the power cord out the water stops it means the pressure switch is bad. The pressure switch can be located inside the control panel. It has 2 wires and a plastic tube sticking into it and is attached to the water level knob. If the water fails to switch off when you pull the power cord this means the valve is stuck open so you should replace the valve. This is located behind the machine and are what the hoses attach to. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment. Mike

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(2) Make sure your washer is leveled and you have filled sufficient water in the tub for that size of wash load/laundry. Insufficient water can make imbalance.
(3) Make sure the power cord/cable is plugged into the working electrical wall socket.
(4) It is better to check the appropriate circuit breakers or fuse of the fuse box and reset if necessary.
(5) Inspect the drain hoses and remove any bends. Inspect the drain system, too - if it's clogged.
(6) Then close the washer lid and pull out the knob to start it. For your safety, the washer will not spin unless the door is closed.
(7) Excessive foam can also cause this problem. If you find it to be the solution, rewash the clothes with plain water. For future, ensure use of correct amount of detergent with low-foam.
(8) It is possible that the lid switch, that prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open, could be malfunctioning. If that happens, a built-in mechanism – brakes will be applied and washer will stop washer operations until the lid switch is repaired/replaced.

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Now...before assuming the switch is defective, a common problem that occurs is the small air hose on the pressure switch coming loose or leaking. This air hose attaches from the wash tub to the pressure switch. The pressure swtich senses the change in air pressure as the tub fills and shuts the water off at the selected level. The following link explains:

To access your pressure switch, unplug the washer and open the operator console. Look for a clear plastic hose. If it is NOT attached, you may have found your problem. Reconnect and test operate.

If it IS attached, check the entire length of the hose all the way to the wash tub for any cracks of leaks. In addition, remove the electrical connection(s) and check for corrosion. Clean if necessary.

If all these preliminary steps don't solve your problem, replace your pressure switch. Read through the link I provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope you find this information helpful.

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