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Washer continues to fill until manual shut off
Pressure switch malfunction - replacing part

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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.

I hope you find this info helpful. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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