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The machine will fill and agitate but that is it. I checked the lid switch and it ohm'd out ok. I pulled the water pump off and bench checked it and it works. The timer switch seems to be working fine but I am unsure how to check it other than hearing it click away. Any ideas?
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Feb 16, 2015 | General Electric Washing Machines
The most likely failure is the water level pressure switch or a failed lid switch. If the washer will drain and spin then it's not a failed lid switch. If it will not drain and spin the likely failure is the lid switch.
The water level switch (pressure switch) has 3 wires attached to it, V (violet), P (Pink) and a T (tan) wire. When the tub is empty of water, contact V&P are closed to allow the tub to fill with water. Once the water level reaches the desired setting, contact V&P opens and then contact V&T closes to start the motor agitating. So, with this said if you were to unplug the washer and remove the wires from the water level pressure switch and test to see if terminals V&T is closing by using an ohm meter would indicate if the contact is closed or not.
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