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Won't fill.....will spin. there is continuity at the fill valves on both hot and cold, replaced the timer switch....still no fill.....next step?

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Hi,

Looking at the wiring diagram for model MGT3800T, the only other components in the circuit besides the timer and fill valves are:

- Water level switch, this control is behind the knob that is for the load size, when the tub is empty the terminals with the violet and pink wires should show continuity. if not it will not fill.

- ATC, this is the small control board that send signals to which valve should open.

Here is a picture of the wiring diagram.

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Posted on May 28, 2010

  • fredmcpike May 28, 2010

    thank you.....I have continuity at the water level switch....should I be thinking circuit board. Is that consistent with the machine just not working all of a sudden?

  • Philip May 28, 2010

    Hi,

    Not working all the sudden would be consistent with the circuit board,

    I would try bypassing the board first to see if it fills. I am not sure of your technical level but if you disconnect the board and run a jumper wire from the pink wire to the cold valve wire (yellow with a red stripe) and try to run the unit, it should fill. If it does than the board is bad for sure.


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