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GE washer wdsr2080d5cc. Either water does not go on or overflows. Cleaned out the hose to the pressure switch. Manualy blowing the switch is fine. However, still works intermittently. Is it the switch or is it possible there is a clog below the hose in the tub?

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If you can find the machines tech diagnostics sheet under the lid or inside the control panel try those diagnostics first,then,you should be able to blow air through the top tip of hose that connects to the water level switch and have air come out in the tub,if its clear as in easy to blow through,then replace the water level switch

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My GE Adora washer constantly fills regardless of the cycle even in spin. I replaced the inlet water valve and float switch.

Washer fills with water and overflows:

The water pressure 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, 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 switch may be defective.

You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube.
If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good

The other item to check would be your water inlet valve. Check it for continuity with a multi meter it should show Ohms or a closed circuit. To test it when water is overflowing unplug the unit and see if it still overflows or continues to fill. If it stops when unplugged. Then it is not a water inlet problem but an electrical signal problem going to ur water inlet valve. Possibly from the panel or board. You can also do a live volt test to see if it is getting the full 120 current, but be sure to unplug unit before testing as this is a live test.
Also another trick to check the water valve, is to first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed

lastly if after checking these then u may have a bad mother board
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Do not blow to the switch. Blow from the switch to the tub. The blockage is soap scum in the air bell on the side of the tub. You may have to run a small wire into the tub area where the air hose attaches on the side of the tub.

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Water does not enter the pressure hose, air does.
Remove the plastic tube from the air dome on the side of the washer. Use a small piece of wire and clean the soap scum out of the air dome hole. Blow through the plastic tube to hear the water level switch click.
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is the pressure switch working. that would be the next thing that i would check. it's mechanical, so you'll just have to see if it engages.

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This is a symptom of a pressure switch problem. Open the console and double check the pressure switch (located behind the water level knob) and make sure the rubber hose is still attached. In many case, this hose vibrates loose and comes off the pressure switch. Without the hose attached, the pressure switch never senses the change in pressure from the wash tub required for it to be shut off. The end result: your washer continually fills without shutting off. If it is a simple hose problem, you can prevent this from reoccurring by placing a small zip tie around the air hose at the point where it attaches to the pressure switch. Do not over-tighten as you may damage the switch fitting. Just make it snug.

If the air hose is still attached, and the electrical connections are still attached, replace the pressure switch. I could not find a part number with the model number you listed this under. Please double check you model number again and post back, so I can assist you finding the correct part (if needed). I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.

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