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Auto sensing water level

Will not auto sense water level and over fills.
error code 12 or 21 wife cant remember!
I am thinking there is a dirty senser or something
any ideas ?

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Some water may have got into the pressure switch. Remove the pressure switch and see if you can shake any water out. Make sure the cables go back on the correct terminals. make sure the tub is empty when you refit the pressure switch, so no water is allowed to enter the pressure tube

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Fisher&Paykel Intuitive eco IWL 16 Auto washer Fault code 51

Our washer did the same but it was after I took the excess drain hose and pushed it into the drain in the wall. I thought it looked "more tidy" In doing so I created a siphon effect. Once I pulled the excess hose back out it was fine.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool thin twin ylte6234dq2 washer/dryer water overflow!

first access the tech sheet and run any diagnostics it shows for the machine and if this passes,then check/change the fill switch on the control panel along with fill tube from the wash tub base if kinked or plugged

Posted on May 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Fisher and Paykel MW058U won't fill

Fault is out of balance switch stuck on i removed and cleaned mine with crc but if still stuck on may need replacing hope this solves your problem

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 800

this could be a pressure sw . too ck remove the air tube and blow on the sw it should click . or use a ohm meter to ck it it has 3 wires going to is power in ond power out to valve when it gets full of water it shuts of water and turns on motor .. . the spin does not have anything to with fill & wash . but it does help for the diag of mach ( thanks ) hope this has helped mm feed back pls ..

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