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Water will not turn off

Sounds like the water level switch is broken. Where is it and how do I replace it?

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  • mket Mar 18, 2008

    Thank you very much. Had trouble with the screws, had to get a special tool. The tube seams fine. It connects to the tub and does not appear to have holes or cracks. I blew into it. Running a test load right now and the water stopped running and started to agitate as expected. Could a bad switch cause inconsistent behavior, where it will work a few times and then not? 

  • mket Mar 18, 2008

    Second test run, water stopped and is working fine. The little box on the tub where the tube attaches to has water in it. Is that normal?

  • tara12 Mar 31, 2008

    i have the same washer and is doing the same thing it has overflowed 5 times we had to call someone in to clean the water out this last time. so what do i do. some times water wont even pour in or wont spin or not do anything. need help fast

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Washer will not turn off at any load size and overfills out the top of machine??? or water continues to fill into machine even after unit is done operating?
the first of the issues sounds like a water level issue, it located behind the console which is access by 3 screws across top of panel. before replacing switch check the clear plastic tubing going to it for any cracks or holes, and make sure its attached to the rear of tub properly. air pressure goes up that tube tripping off switch so check it first.
If the problem is the other scenario then you have a bad water inlet valve, in which case theres no servicing the part just replace it with a new inlet valve

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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    Ron Coons Mar 19, 2008

    yea toally normal, it fills the tube w/air pressure to trip switch so a little water inthere is normal its creating the pressure. its possible that residual soap and debris caould intermittenly screw with the switches accuracy

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SOURCE: Unable to control water level

Some water may have got into the pressure switch. Remove the pressure switch and see if you can shake any water out. Make sure the cables go back on the correct terminals. make sure the tub is empty when you refit the pressure switch, so no water is allowed to enter the pressure tube

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SOURCE: replace the water level switch

The water level swith is normally near top of machine ..It has a HOSE connected to it and wiring...

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: water level switch won't turn

HELLO THERE AND WELCOME TO FIXYA:
tHERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FIRST ENSURE
FIRST ENSURE THAT THE WATER IS ACTUALLY TURNING OFF AT THE INLET VALVES ON THE MACHINE IF THESE VALVES LEAK THE WATER WILL CONTINUE TO ENTER THE MACHINE AFTER IT IS FILING THIS IS THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM ON THESE
HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PINPOINTED THE WATER LEVEL SWITCH AS BEING FAULTY THEN YOU CAN REPLACE IT HERE IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE IMAGE BELOW BE ADVISED THAT THEPART MAY BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE ACTUAL ONE ON YOUR UNIT SO I WILL POST A FEW OF THEM
TO REMOVE THE PART YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE COVER ON THE CONTROLE PANEL AND IT SHOULD EXPOSE THE TUBE THAT GOES FROM THE CONTROLE PANEL TO THE TUB WHERE THE PART IS


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