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Re: Water will not cut off
The level switch is located just next to the timer control, it is a pressure acitvated switch feed by a tube on the side of the washer outer tub, it may be plugged, remove the back of the panel and blow air low pressure air into the tube that is connected to the level sensor, if it seems clear replace the level sensor switch
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The Water Inlet Valve on your washing machine is used to fill the tub with cold, warm or hot water for the wash and rinse cycles. The valve is operated by electric solenoids that are controlled by the timer or electronic control board and the water level control/water level selector switch or pressure switch. If your washer continues to fill during a cycle, the water inlet valve could be at fault. To verify that the valve is at fault, unplug the washer when the symptom occurs. If the washer continues to fill, then the water inlet valve is defective. If the washer stops filling, then the problem is related to the electrical circuit that controls the valve. The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak or is plugged, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill.
To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level pressure switch may be defective. Inspect the switch for signs of a mechanical defect or debris plugging the hole in the inlet nipple. To test the switch contacts for continuity with a multi-meter, you will need to apply the proper amount of air pressure to the air dome tube and then look for the switch to go open circuit at that level. The easiest way to do this is to start the washer and allow it to fill to the normal level and then remove the power cord. Locate the pressure switch and remove the wires from the correct terminals and then perform the continuity test. There should be infinite resistance or an "open circuit" when the water level is correct. If not, then the switch is defectiv
The water level sensor is faulty and so it does not switch even with water level coming to the set level. Unless the water level switch is triggered the water inflow will not stop because the inlet valve will not cut off.Remove the water level sensor and check if the diaphragm is working , if not it must be replaced.
If the appliance works when you move the knob forward it means that the timer work is working and that the inlet valve is not stuck open. In that case the problem is the water level switch that does not cut off when water level reaches the limit. The water level switch is a pressure switch.
Replace the water level switch. before replacing the switch you can check its connectors and try cleaning the rubber hose attached to the switch. The pressure switch is located in the control assembly and is part nr.10 in diagram below:
Remove the back of the machine and locate the water level sensor switch. Check the pipe leading to it to see it is clear. Blow gently into it to hear if it switches, you should hear it click or put a tester across the terminals to see if they switch on and off. If the switch is ok, check the water shut-off solenoid to see if it operates or if it is jammed open or inoperative. Check the windings for continuity.
The water lever sensor/switch is not working and needs to be replaced. IT has a air tube that senses the water lever by pressure. It the tube is clear then the switch needs replaciing,, If they is a clog, clear it and retry before replacing it.
If your saying , when the machine is off , the water keeps running , you need to replace the water mixing valve pt. # 285805 . If your saying , when filling , the water does not cut off , then it could be the water level switch hose came off , which is located behind the control panel , and it just needs slid back on , OR , it could be a bad water level switch ( not likely though ) .
Either the water level sensor is faulty or the selector switch is bad.
Servicing the Water Level Control Switch
is another control panel switch, usually located next to the
temperature switch. There is a small hose connected to this switch, and
sometimes this hose becomes loose and falls off the connection. When
this happens, the water in the tub usually overflows. To solve this
problem, cut about 1/2 inch off the end of the hose and use a push fit to reconnect it to the switch.
switch itself can also malfunction, resulting in tub overflow and other
water-level trouble in the tub. If you suspect this switch is faulty,
remove it by backing out the screws holding it in place. Take it to a
professional service person for testing. If the switch is faulty,
replace it with a new one of the same size and type. Connect the new
switch the same way the old one was connected.
Sounds like it could be the water level switch. An obstruction or defect in the water level switch will make it not tell the water to turn off, overfilling the machine. The switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It is usually a diaphragm device with a small clear plastic tube between the switch and the bottom of the washers outer tub. As the water level comes up, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When it reaches high enough, it trips the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the wash cycle. Clear away any obstruction in the tube or replace the switch. Hope this helps.
Water level can depend on the model and manufacturer. The water will fill to the level of the float switch. This is a plastic looking thing near the front of the dishwasher along the tub bottom that looks like and upside down cup. The water level reaches a point to where the float lifts and activates a cut-off switch which will stop the water from filling, followed by the wash cycle beginning. Now, depending on where the heating element is located, the water level is usually just touching the element and not necessarilty covering it. Does this help you? If you still have questions, let me know.
Be aware that you should remove dishwasher's power cable before touching wires or making resistance measuring !!!
Check that the inlet valve get power. In case it does and no water
entering the tub, check with multi-meter for solenoid's resistance (disconnect first the wires to it),if no measurement result, you should replace the valve.
In case you have a measurement result, remove the solenoid from the valve and check that it's clean from any dirt.
In case there is no power to the inlet valve - check that the float switch works. This is usually a small switch attached to a float. The float (usually a cylindrical) located inside the dishwasher at the bottom. As the water level rises, the float rises too. When it reaches the certain height, the float activates its switch, which cuts the electricity to the water inlet valve. If the switch is defective (stuck in the disconnected position)it will prevent power from the inlet valve.
The switch is an On/Off switch and you can check it easily by a multi-metr.
Good luck !!