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Re: Washing machine malfunction
If this is a GE Washer, and you have diagnosed the problem as a defective pressure switch and wish to replace it, you can find the part at searspartsdirect.com as item #10 under the "Controls and Backsplash" heading. You will need to type in your COMPLETE model number in the Search menu. The Sears website offers an illustrated parts view, showing the location of the part and how the washer is assembled. You can also find the part at repairclinic.com as item #2205 for slightly less. Both sell for about $30.
Now...if you have not inspected the pressure switch yet, and are merely assuming you have a switch problem you may not need to replace it at all. Open the operator console and locate the pressure switch. It is a cylindrical shaped device (on the right hand side looking in from the rear of the washer) with wire connectors and an air hose attached. Sometimes, the air hose comes loose and falls off the switch. This will give you the same symptoms you are describing. Simply reattaching the hose will often fix the problem. To keep the air hose from coming off again, you can take a small zip tie and place it around the hose where it attaches over the air fitting on the pressure switch. Make the zip tie snug, but not too tight. Over-tightening can break the air hose fitting. This will create enough resistance to keep the hose in place. NOTE: If the air hose is still attached, take the time to inspect the entire length of the hose from the switch to the point where it connects to the wash tub for cracks or holes.
If you still need to replace the switch, UNPLUG the washer and remove the switch knob from the front of the washer. There is a small retaining clip that needs to slide out behind the knob, first. Remove the clip, the knob slides off the shaft. Open the console from the back and remove the connectors and air hose from the switch. There should be a couple of mounting screws holding the switch in place. Remove the screws and the switch is out. Re-install the new switch in the reverse order of the steps I provided.
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You have a malfunctioning Pressure switch. This are usually freely available at appliance spare depots. The Pressure switch detects when the water level is at the correct place, and informs the Timer/Module to continue.
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your fill switch is either bad or "gllitched" and the timer cannot move until this switch senses the right amount of water for the load unless its an electronically sensed water/load capacity filled machine,when it starts,the water fills the unit and the pressure switch shuts the water fill off when at selected water level and powers the timer to continue the wash cycle,it works off a "bellows" on air pressure to change a switch by air pressure to operate the machine when full of water
What is happening is that the fill sensor is apparently not working. The washer will continue filling until it overflows the washer! Replace the pressure switch. This will solve your problem and cost is about $35.00
Before replacing the switch check the hose which comes to the switch also
It is possible that hose has a hole in it or has come undone. If there is no pressure in the hose, then it wont actuate the switch, and thus fill forever.
If your air tube is in good shape, it could be the switch itself, it may be adjustable.
maytag has had multiple problems with the neptune series (atlantis included) units. Test the pressure switch for function and continuity, and also make sure pressure switch tubing is free and clear of obstruction or pinching. Replace pressure switch or tubing if needed. Pressure control may be located in machine control board on some models, if this is the case and the tubing is checking good, replace the machine control, not the interface or motor control board, and then test. all should be checking ok.
There is a pressure switch with a long thin hose or tube attached to it. It is inside the washer and can be located with the back or the top removed. As the water fills, the pressure in the hose increases and the switch activates at a determined pressure, shutting of the water valve. I have seen bad switches and pinched or clogged hoses..
This problem is commonly caused by a pressure switch malfunction. This switch is located behind the water level or load size selector knob inside the operator console. If you remove the back of the console you will be able to access the switch. The pressure switch has some electrical connections and an air hose attached to it. The air hose runs from the switch to the bottom side of the wash tub. Air pressure from the tub increases as the tub fills with water and, depending on the water level selected, determines WHEN the water shuts off. Now...commonly what happens is the air hose comes loose from the pressure switch and it will no longer shut off. The following link explains:
I would check the air hose, first. Often, all that is required is to reattach the hose and the problem is solved. However, if the air hose is intact and has no leaks or splits anywhere, I would recommend replacing the pressure switch. A replacment can be purchased online at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Controls and Backsplash" heading for item number 10 (part #WH12X10065). Repairclinic.com also carries the same part for slightly less (item number 2205).
This is a simple repair (even if you have to replace the switch) and won't cost much. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
I'd suspect that the water level switch was malfunctioning. It's easily checked once the top of the washer has been removed. There is a tube running up to it from the tub. Water going up the tube changes the pressure on that switch and it reacts, opening to shut down the fill valves.
I found this answer on Repairclinic.com. Hope it helps...
A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.