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Re: model LAT3500AAE. When I pull the control knob on a wash cycle, there is a buzz and the tub does not fill. The solenoids have resistance at the contacts so I assume they are OK. I have the back of the control panel off, what do I look at next?

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  • dsmaglik May 05, 2010

    Thanks for such a prompt response. I will look at those things on the washer.and get back to you. Dale

  • dsmaglik May 09, 2010

    You are correct. What I failed to mention, because I thought it wasn't relevant, is that I had just replaced the supply hoses. The old hoses had an automatic shut off feature (in the case of a hose blow-out inside the washer), but one was dripping and leaving a puddle on the floor. The old hoses had worked fine so I thought nothing of replacing them in kind.

    After the washer would not fill I spent the afternoon looking for another problem, and wrote to FixYa for help. I was going to replace the fill sensor when a friendly repair man I met at the parts store advised me that he had nothing but trouble with these hoses in the past and advised me to put in regular supply hoses.

    He was right-on, I discovered that my new hoses would shut off immediately upon starting the fill cycle. So beware amateur plumbers of these so-called "catastrophic hoses".

    So now I'm back in business and my wife is happy.

    Thanks to FixYa for your assistance. Case closed.



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Either your water valves are turned off or the water valve is bad or their is a blockage in the valve.
Check to make sure the water is turned on.
If the water IS turned on,turn both valves OFF.
Unscrew the hoses from the washer.
Check the filter screens in the hoses and the washer water valve for sediment..
If all is clear,
Set the water temp for Hot water and try it..
If you still have no water entering the washer,replace the washer water valve.

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The water-level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, then you probably need to replace the water-level switch.

However another thing is as long as the screens are clean on the valve inlet we have two possible things that could be wrong. One would be the fill valve itself. Someone has to check to see if the valve is getting 120V during the fill. If it is and its not filling you have a bad valve. If it's not getting 120V during fill, you have a timer issue. I'm assuming that it is not filling no matter which temps selection you are using. You are going to need to have a meter to check for this voltage
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