Question about GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer
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
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
Does the unit start leaking when the water level is only half way in the tub?
yes----the pressure switch hose has fallen off the tub and the machine cant read the water level if its off. if your capable of removing the front panel, you will see a clear hose towards the left on the tub. if it fell off then cut about 1/2 an inch off the hose and firmly place it back onto the tub where it belongs.
no--- either the pressure switch hose is clogged or the pressure switch itself is defective
let me know if this helps..
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Posted on Dec 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fill will not stop
you may have a problem with your pressure switch. or sometimes they call it the water level switch.
try to use it in the small level and see if it would stop filling around medium or large quantities of water.
if it would stop filling , then replace the water level sensor.
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Posted on Oct 19, 2008
If the m/c keeps filling, where is the water going ??? if the m/c doesnt reach the required water level it will not start, check the drain hose at the back, make sure its at least 24" above floor level, if it lower then it will just empty as quick as you fill it on gravity.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
SOURCE: Will not start washing process.
1. Your vacuum tube has simply come off. 2. There is a hole in your vacuum tube, 3. Or you have a bad pressure switch.
1. Pop the top open on the unit and raise it up (for specifically how to do this, I'll need need the make and model number). You may need to disconnect wires from lid switch, noting where they go to put them back. 2. Locate a clear rubber-like tube come from under the control panel and going down the the bottom of the tub where it is connected to a small nipple. If it is not connected there, reconnect making sure it fits snug. You're problem is solved. 3. If it is connected, disconnect it and gently pull the end of the tube to you. Inspect if for holes or cracks or cuts. If it looks good, put the end of the tube (you may want to clean it if it's dirty) and blow air in it, keeping the pressure up and listen for a click under the console panel. Try again. If you hear the click, listen for air escaping from tube, maybe a pin hole or more. 4. If you do not hear the click when air pressure is applied, you have a bad pressure switch and it must be replaced, assuming the tube is actually connected to the pressure switch under the control panel. 5. Replace tube onto nipple near the bottom of the tub and replace the top. Reconnect lid switch. 6. Take control panel off and insure vacuum tube is connected to pressure switch. If it is, remove tube and blow pressure directly into pressure switch. If you hear no click, the pressure switch is bad.
To help you further or help you find the part, I will need the make and model number.
Good luck, this problem is more simple than it sounds.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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