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I have a smartdrive 9 excellance 7.5 washer that that wont fill and only squirts water several times and then stops, beeps and 3 or 4 random lights flash. The board was replaced 2008. Please help.

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  • gabeachell Sep 05, 2010

    thank you for you fast service. I wanted you to know in the event that someone else has a similar problem that it was the balance switch. It was sticking and needed some cleaning .

  • gabeachell Sep 05, 2010

    very informative but wasn't what I needed. I could have explained my situation a bit better perhaps but fast service appreciated.

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Hi.

Parts that may be involved in filling problem are inlet hose and lines, inlet valve , pressure switch (this detects the water level), and finally the timer control board.

Start disconnecting power, check that the inlet hose is not kinked or blocked, and ensure that there is pressure from the lines.

next steps before eventually going for control board are testing the inlet valve and the pressure switch.

The inlet valve is tested reading Ohms at its contacts, if Ohms go to infinity then the solenoid is open and the valve is tested. The valve may also be mechanically faulty. A full test involve Volts reading at valve contacts.
The pressure switch is more difficult to test, as full testing is done reading Ohms with tub full. Try cleaning the tube attached to the sensor, blow inside the tube to remove blockage. If that does not work try replacing the sensor, the part is not expensive.
If all that does not solve the problem, then the timer board is defective. Full testing is done reading voltage at board terminal, but if you have done all testing above, you can replace the board at this point.

Testing must be done by a technician.

Here diagram.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • Ginko
    Ginko Sep 05, 2010

    Hi.

    I did not mention balance switch and lid switch, both can cause no filling. Balance switch is also not uncommon on this washer. Lid switch was to exclude, as it causes no filling watsoever, balance switch instead was causing filling to stop immediately after starting, hence the squirt. Thanks for the update on the repair. That is really helpful.

    All the best.

    Ginko

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