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Model 110.2880389 water won't shut off when filling. Have replaced water level knob but still won't quit filling.

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You need to change the water level switch part number 3366845 and it's around 31 bucks,take out the two screws and flip open the top console,you'll see the water level switch,a clear plastic line is going to it,pull off the line but first check the line to see if it fell off or has any holes in it,it works by pressure,if the air is leaking out through a hole or something the water will keep filling,if the line is ok change out the switch.you can take the line off the switch and blow into it to check for a hole,let me know how you make out

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Sep 05, 2010

    did you find the problem?

  • Sal DeAngelo Sep 16, 2010

    also had a washer that was filling and agitating at the same time,they had a bad timer

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