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The water level control has an air tight rubber tube coming up from the base of the tub. As the water rises the pressure builds in the tube. When the desired level is reached the water pressure inside the tube shuts off the switch. The switch itself could be bad(not likely) OR the tub has a hole in it (not likely) OR it could have vibrated off the switch (seen it) but most likely the sediment in the base of the tub is blocking the air from the switch. Remove the tube from the switch and blow out the sediment then reattach the tube and pump out the water in the machine. Then retry. No parts needed!

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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    Dan Webster Aug 19, 2010

    This shows the basic operation

  • hobbyhorsell Aug 19, 2010

    Had a washer guy come out and he did that.... started working o.k. again... but, a few days later I put the level on "mini" wash and it just kept on filling up almost to the top before I switched it to spin... So, I am a thinking I need a new pressure level switch. The model number MAV6057AWQ.... Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Aug 20, 2010

    Might be the switch. Who knows. Depends on how much junk is in the bottom of the tub. But yeah if the solution we gave (your repairman and me) don't do the trick AND you have verified the tubing is intact And their ain't no unwanted junk in dat trunk then YEPPERS, that thar switch is toast. LOL

  • hobbyhorsell Aug 20, 2010

    LOL!!! O.k. yep, will get that thar' toasted switch replaced....... thank ya, kind sir....



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