Question about Washing Machines
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
You did not give the make, model number, or style.
If it is a top loader, then the first question is......
How do you stop the filling process. If you have turn the hand valves off to stop the water, then it is a defective water fill valve, located on the back of the machine.
If you can turn it off, by turning the timer off, then it can be one of three items.
1. The pressure switch which is located in the consule in the same area as the timer.
2. The plastic hose that connects from the pressure switch has either come off, or is broken.
3. The plastic hose goes to the bottom of the tube.
Under normal conditions as the tub fills, water starts rising in that hose and applies enough pressure to the pressure switch, to shut off the water, and start the wash or rinse.
To test, access the pressure switch, and pull the plastic hose off at the switch. If not broken, and with a small amount of water in the tube, blow into the hose.
If it is dirt, you should be able to blow it out, and hear a gurgling sound . If it blows freely it is broken or disconnected.
If no luck, and everything checks O.K. then the pressure switch needs to be replaced.
Caution: some recommend blowing in the pressure switch, to see if it clicks. Be aware that switch works on very low pressure, (water inches) and can be easily damaged if too much pressure is applied.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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If it fills with water and starts the cycle and
the water keeps running in then your water inlet valve on the back where the
water supply comes in is sticking. It needs replacing. This usually happens with just the cold or hot and not both although it can happen.
If it keeps filling and doesn't start the cycle it's the pressure switch.
Your pressure switch stops the water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which goes down between the inner and outer tub. As the water level increases the air in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to make the switch stopping the water from filling. This tube can get clogged and the switch won't work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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