Question about Washing Machines
Sounds like this could be a pressure switch problem. The switch is located inside the operator console behind the water level selector knob. It is a white disc-shaped device with an air hose and electrical connector attached. The first thing to do is inspect to ensure the air hose has no holes and has not come off the switch. Trace the hose from the switch, all the way to where it connects to the wash tub. Sometimes the hose will work itself loose or get a crack or small hole in it somewhere and the switch will no longer shut off when its supposed to. If the hose is intact, I would recommend replacing the switch. Searspartsdirect.com carries the part. Just type in your model number and look for item #10 under the "Controls and Backsplash" heading. The part number is WH12X10076 and costs about $62. I hope this info helps you.
PS To get the knob off, there is a small plastic retaining clip behind the knob that must be pulled out, before the knob will slide off the shaft.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Thanks. I had the same problem. Followed your instructions to access the pressure switch and hose. Cleaned the air line w/ 5% vinegar and air pressure (I blew through the line). The problem appears to be solved.
I appreciate the simple and accurate instructions
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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