You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.
Also, don't directly hit the drive block with a hammer. Use a short piece of wood under the drive block and tap up on the wood.
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sounds like a bad water pressure switch but I would also check the door switch with a multi meter. the water pressure switch is what signals the machine to go into wash after filling to certain level of water? if it doesnt detect the specified level u will have no wash cycle
Water level is sensed by pressure against a diaphragm switch. This switch is always mounted above water level, and is connected to the bottom of the outer bowl by a plastic tube, usually 3mm ID. Either the tube has become blocked or the connection point. Also the diaphragm switch could be faulty.
ok Two things control the fill. The fill "solonoids " ,hot and cold, via the temp selector and the water level switch.Check cold only. If you get cold then your problem is definitely hot solonoid or temp select switch.If you get no water of any temp then suspect water level switch and or temp select.Water level switch is behind console.Sometimes just turning level knob will get it to work . In any case, remove console and find the large switch with the small tube attached to it. If that tube gets kinked or clogged the machine won't stop filling.Your problem is the opposite. The switch thinks the tub is full. To test the swich, pull start knob.Put a volt meter or simple test light to one side of switch and ground, Then do same test on other side of switch. There should be voltage available on both sides .If voltage on one side. replace switch.If voltage on no sides, the problem is the timer.(Not likely)Remember ,this test there is live electricity use extreme caution please!
1) the water inlet valve that the hoses from the houseplumbing attach to is sticking open,when it sticks it will stick open regardless if thier is power to the machine or not,so to determine if that is the problem,start the washer and quickly unplug it,if the water continues to fill, that valve is sticking
2) the water level switch is defective,do the same as far as starting it,if the fill stops when power disconected it's the water level switch that is in need of replacement
If the washer won't fill you'll need to check for the water
inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the pressure/water level switch assembly.
Inspect the inlet hose coming to the washer for any blockages. If the hose is
not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will
not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and
should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet
valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace
the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the
pressure/water level switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps...
Please post back if you need more information.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. This sounds like a problem with the water level switch in the washer. It controls the amount of water entering the tub. It is probably defective. You may want tomake sure the switch is getting power first by testing the wires with a voltage meter.
for using FixYa. Overfilling in your washer occurs mainly due to two things:
water inlet valve going bad and/or the water level switch. If the water inlet
valve has gone bad it won’t be able to shut off even when the electricity has
been turned off. If the issue is with the water level switch then it won’t tell
the water to shut off and the machine will overflow as this switch is to sense
the water level in the clothes tub. However, with that being said it seems that
you’ll need to replace the water inlet valve. Please do rate the solution if
the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
Check the water level switch and the plastic tubing to the switch.
Sometimes soap scum stops up the plastic hose and the water level switch does not close to send power to the timer.
If the plastic hose is good and the water level fills and stops replace the water level switch.
It sounds like you are trying to use the largest water level setting. If this is correct you may have a pressure switch problem.
First turn the timer to spin and get all of the water out, that start a washer cycle with the water level set to the small or low setting and see if the washer fills to this level. if it stops at the low level great Now if it continues to fill and does stop you may need a pressure switch or the hose needs to be replaced that runs from the tub to the pressure switch.
Now set at the medium level and try again. does it stop or over fill?
If it over fills you probably need a pressure switch however before you purchase this, make sure the hose is in good condition one pin hole will cause your overfill condition.