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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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Our hot tub comes but won't heat water

Disconnect Spa from electricity. Remove access panel, remove Spa Pack controller cover, check all fuses. If bad, replace.., If good, replace controller cover and adjust pressure switch which located on the heater tube assembly.

If the heater or pump does not come on you may need to adjust one of these types of pressure switches counter-clock wise to turn on. If the heater or pump is staying on these may need to be adjusted clockwise.
3902.jpg Switch Type One:
There is a slot on the top portion of this switch for a flat head screwdriver, turning this counter clockwise (backing the threads out) will reduce the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Turning this clockwise will increase the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Never turn clock wise all the way in as this may cause damage to the switch.

3029.jpg Switch Type Two:
This Type of switch has a black star wheel to adjust, turning this counter clockwise (backing the threads out) will reduce the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Turning this clockwise will increase the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Never turn clock wise all the way in as this may cause damage to the switch.

800120-3.jpg Switch Type Three:
This Type of switch has a black star wheel to adjust, turning this counter clockwise (backing the threads out) will reduce the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Turning this clockwise will increase the amount of pressure needed to turn on. Never turn clock wise all the way in as this may cause damage to the switch.
If the above does not help, check for continuity between the two connections on the pressure switch. If there is NO continuity with the switch in either position, then replace the pressure switch. If there is continuity in either position then the pressure switch is good.

If the pressure switch is good, test for voltage at the two lugs of the heater element. If there is voltage, then replace your heater element or the entire assembly. If no voltage is present, it could be your Spa Side controller keypad or your Spa Pack (main computer board).

Please ensure that your spa controls are set up correctly PRIOR to any troubleshooting.

If none of the above helps, contact me at: for additional free help.

Apr 03, 2016 | Pool & Spa

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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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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 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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M/c not filling with water water is on changed solinod valve


It may be that it is airlocked the one way to check this is to take water pipe off valve remove 2 screws in valve then about 4 screws in the plastic panel by valve and prise out from body.just beside the valve is a small pink pipe with a bung in it remove this and you should see water, let it out onto a towel only a small amount normally.then put back as you found it and panel etc.Try again and see if water comes into unit.If not then you need to remove the front plastic base under door 2 screws with door down.Then a steel plate behind that remove 2screws.shine a torch and locate the pressure switch on L.H.S. make sure power off now remove small plastic pipe from switch then put back on then try again.If no joy then the pressure switch is at fault.

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May 11, 2010 | Zanussi 24 in. DA6141 Built-in Dishwasher

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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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Water doesn't fill to capacity

Washers have a water level sensor that consists of a plastic pipe that feeds a pressure switch that activates once the correct amount of water causes the air pressure in the pipe to activate the water level switch. The switch is normally adjustable but should be factory set only once. The plastic pipe does sometimes become clogged and could be cleaned.
I have found that in some instances the electrical contacts in the pressure switch burn and the pressure switch must be replaced.

Mar 15, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Gould 1/2hp submergible well pump cycles on and off constantly. low to no water pressure .The pressure switch remains in the closed position. Power to pump side of pressure switch good. pump runs 15...

My first thought was that of a water logged tank which causes short cycling, from your notes the tank is good (the tank may be partially water logged though) If the tank is ok and your getting short cycling (and the switch is good) I would guess your check valve down the well has failed. As the pump creates pressure then shuts off the water may be going right back down the well causing the pump to cycle again. This could also account for the poor water pressure as the check valve may be stuck slightly open allowing the system to loose pressure but only allowing a small amount of flow by when running. There could be a leak within the pumps drop-pipe and your loosing pressure through this leak. I expect you'll have to have the pump pulled.
I hope this may have helped,

Oct 10, 2009 | Plumbing

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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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