Question about Washing Machines
Most washers have a pressure switch in the control panel that controls the water level. A plastic or rubber tube connects from the bottom of the tub to the pressure switch. The washer will fail to stop filling if the tube comes loose or develops a leak. The other possible problem is that the pressure switch is defective.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
I had the same problem. How I fixed my problem.... 1st blow out the line, mine had water in it. 2 put line back on switch, use new hose clamp, I used a 3/8 gates hose clamp from the auto parts store. on the pressure switch there is a adjustment screw. back it all the way out. wipe clean and dry with q tip. put screw back in. tighten all the way down, be gentle it's plastic don't strip it! then back it out till it's level with the holder. turn on washer when the tub fills about 4 to 6 inches of water , 1-2 inches from the bottom of glass the water should shut off, if it shuts off early turn screw 1\2 a turn till water level is reached. the pressure in the line should be around .15 to .20 psi. remeber to check your water pressure too, it must be between 20 to 75 psi so the valve will close.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That is because the water level switch get stuck when water level reaches that particular point.
The water level switch is activated either by a floater sensor or by a membrane sensor that detects water pressure/volume, depending on the model.
On washing machines it is usually a membrane switch, and that is faulty on your machine.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Not familiar with this model. When a washing machine fills with water up to a predetermined level, it usually operates a pressure switch which will turn off the water valve, and redirect the power to the programmer, or heater, or some other stage of the programme. If there is a blockage of powder or gunge in the tube leading to the pressure switch this would prevent air from rising up the tube to operate the switch. Tom.
Posted on Mar 09, 2007
Hello,Sounds like a problem with either the inlet valve or the pressure switch, way to determine which on is while it is filling pull the plug..if water keeps filling it's the inlet valve..if it stops filling it's the pressure switch..If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again..good luck!! Mike
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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