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Pressure switch Liam, me again! Would this pressure switch also be responsible for controllining the amount of water coming in too?

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Yes this would be the case.

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Water running all the time on wash ciycle

Check the small tube that is connected to the outer wash tub and the pressure switch. When the water flows into the tub pressure is created in the upper half of the tub which causes the pressure switch to turn off the water inlet valve when the required amount of water is present.
Check the tube for debris that prevents the pressure switch operating correctly, if the tube is clear, the pressure switch needs to be checked, replace if faulty.
Low water pressure into the machine can also cause the inlet valve not to close properly, minimum pressure required is 20psi.

Mar 01, 2014 | LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer

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Washers keeps filling and overflows does not agitate

Your washer has a hose that goes from an air dome on the side of the tub to a pressure switch in the console. As water fills the tub air pressure increases to the up the hose to the switch and that is how the switch regulates the amount of water in the tub. More than likely the hose has either come off the switch in the console or the switch has failed. You will need to gain access into the console and check the look for a clear rubber hose that attaches to the back of the water level switch and make sure it is still attached. If it is not reattach it and try it again. Sometimes an out of balance load will cause it to come off. If it is still attached you can remove the hose from the switch and blow through it to make sure it is clear from obstructions. If the hose is clear and detached from the switch you will need to replace the pressure switch. Thanks and hope this helps.

Sep 12, 2011 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Suds display and F35 error message

The F-35 is associated with this little gadget here:

Affectionately known an an analog water pressure switch

If this failure is displayed, there is any malfunction of the steamer
component detected by the Steamer Electronic Board.

Possible Causes/Procedure
Check if pressure hose is fixed correctly.
Check if the airtrap is not blocked.
Check if the hose is not blocked.

Make sure you are ONLY using HE SOAP!
Correct usage amounts are as follows:

Regular HE SOAP = 2 Tablespoons
2X HE SOAP = 1 Tablespoon
3X HE SOAP = 1 Teaspoon

The information on the soap usage comes directly from Whirlpool Tech Line.


If suds are detected continuously by the pressure switch during the drain
or spin phases, the washer will fill 4 liters of water and during 5 minutes
the unit will rest without tumbling, the water will be drained and it will try
to spin or drain again.

Possible Causes/Procedure

If too much detergent was used:
Run through a RINSE/SPIN cycle.
Run a NORMAL cycle without adding any detergent.
This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch,
and Central Control Unit (CCU).
Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Check drain pump.
Check the pressure switch.
Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

May 28, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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My Kenmore Elite HE5T front loading washer is giving me an F20 (Water inlet problem - no water or insufficient water supply) code. The Drum fills half way up with water in about 5 minutes and then the...

The F20 error deals with the water coming into the tub. The F20 code indicates the control didn't see any water enter the tub.

  1. There is a flow meter that tells the control water is coming into the washer. If the flow meter is faulty the error usually happens quickly.
  2. Near the pressure switch is a clear plastic hose may be kinked or even have a small hole in it. Check the drain line first and then remove the top of the washer to access the pressure switch and pressure hose. With the washer empty remove the hose from the pressure switch located on the right side of the washer and blow through it to clear any debris blocking the pressure hose or air trap.
  3. If this doesn't help then most likely you will need to replace the pressure switch.

Feb 25, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I want to know what error code E70 on my Electrolux EWS 1050 washing machine means.

error code e 70 the control board is not seeing the proper water supply amount in this case check the pressure switch as well as the water valve assure that you are getting hot and cold out f the water valve one from each side if the valve is ok then you would move on to checking the pressure switch how much water is fillinig on the inside of the machine when this error happens? if you have any further questions message me back Thanks again Rick

Jan 23, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Noticed the water level switch was kind of in between levels.. would this cause my washer to not stop filling?

It could.
The water level switch or pressure switch controls the amount of water entering the tub. It does this by pressure it recieves thru a hose. When the pressure reaches a certain level it trips the switch and signals a wash cycle. Here is a link if you still have troubles with over or underfilling testing and replacing a pressure switch

Sep 27, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I have a older kemore model 110 hd washer, it will not agitate but will spin and drain. The lid switch is fine because engages and disengages when I open and close the switch. I believe it may be the water...

Yes you are on track. The pressure switch controls the level of water in your washing machine. This does this by a small chamber on the side of the tub, this chamber fills with water wich in turns creates pressure in the chamber. There is a hose connected to this chamber that runs up to the switch. When the right amount of pressure is applied to the switch it stops the water flow. If the hose becomes clogged up, gets punctured or cracks and leaks the hose will need to be cleaned or replaced. If the hose looks good and has no holes check the pressure switch by checking it for continuity when blowing on the end of the hose. This will close the switch and simulate pressure. If you have no continuity when the switch is closed replace the pressure switch, this video will walk you thru replacing and testing.

Sep 14, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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How do I adjust the water Pressure Switch to allow more water into the machine?

water pressure is whatever the water pressure is at the faucet, the machine has no pump to increase the pressure, no washer does.

Mar 30, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Washing macine is only taking in a very small amount of water not enough to soak clothes. Now a red light has come on in the display which I have not seen before.

part 1 of 2

No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected.

If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.

If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.
  • If there is no or very little water in the unit:
    1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
    2. Check for blocked or kinked inlet hoses or blocked screens in the inlet valves
    3. Verify inlet valve operation
  • If there is water in the unit:
    1. Verify Drain pump operation (See part 2 of 2)
    2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch
  • Verify there is not a siphon problem
  • Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check all hoses for possible leaks
  • Verify pressure switch operation - aka water level detector
  • Verify flow meter operation
  • Verify CCU operation

Nov 08, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Water level

The level of water in the drum is controlled by a pressure switch. This switch is attatched to the drum via an air tube which pushes air into the pressure switch as the machine fills with water. There could be a blockage in the pressure chamber attatched to the drum or the pressure switch is faulty.

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