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Water fill level is incorrect, probably faulty pressure switch.

If I do not use my washing machine for a few weeks it overfills the drum and water spills out during washing, I suspect the water level pressure switch gets stuck. It usually settles down after 2 uses. Now it is underfilling during wash and rinse cycles so that washing is not cleaned or rinsed. I think the water level pressure switch is at fault because if I disconnect the vacume tube during the cycle, then reconnect it then overfills with water (double dose). There are 4 plastic adjustment screws on the pressure switch. Please can you explain what each of these screws do and if there is any way I can service the pressure switch?
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Phil

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  • vics the boy Mar 20, 2008

    When filling with water, my Lavamat 88730 stops filling when the drum has about 3cm of water. The door button light stays red and everything stops working. You cannot open the door. The door light just flashes red if you press Pause. You can only open the door with a coin using the emergency door opener. If you then empty the water manually, the door light turns back to green and everything works normally again. I've checked the main board and there's no sign of failure (like burn marks). The spin and drain cycles work fine (if you start with an empty drum) But none of the washing cycles work.(well they do for the first minute or so).

    I imagine that it may have something to do with the wter level sensor. But where is it? and how do I check it?

    Thanks

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