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Does not fill with water. There are 3 wires to the water level control it is getting power to the brown wire but not to the pink wire. The best I can tell it is not actuating the water control solinoids. Can you tell me a way to read this out and best determine the correct part.

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Find the wiring diagram, it sounds like you have power to the pressure switch and none coming out. you need to look at the wiring diagram and determine which color wire runs to the water valve.

Now be very careful and check for power out of the pressure switch, with the timer on at the beginning of the wash cycle where the machine would fill with water, if you have power coming from the pressure switch you could have a bad mixing valve.

Is the water turned on for both the Hot and Cold supply?

If you select cold does the machine fill, with cold? also check warm, and Hot. if the macine fills with any water the pressure switch is not you problem. It could be the mixing valve.

T

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Hi and welcome to FidYa, I am Kelly,
If it does not agitate or spin suspect the lid switch. Listen for a microswitch click as the lid just opens or closes. No Click = bad lid switch.

If it spins then the lid switch is fine and there is a problem with the water level control pressure switch or possibly the control.

Since you did not include a model number this is my best guess for a 3.2 cu ft machine
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The timer item 7 of the above link can also cause this symptom. You must elimiate the water level control as a possible cause first. There is a FOLDED wiring diagram in the literature packet insde the top panel 3 x 5 envelope you can use to jumper the wires on the water level control switch. If the motor agitates then the water level switch is the problem. If it does not agitate it can be the timer or the motor. (More troubleshooting required via the wiring diagrams following power through the circuit to the motor.)

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That has to be the water level control. It has 3 wires and a tubing attached to it.
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The 3 wires consist of a live wire, a wire to water valves, and another wire to the motor.
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No water coming in and motor running without water I would def take look at that water level switch.
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Noooo there all gonna laugh at you lol no just kidding the water level switch aka pressure switch does control how much water the machine fills up with Water level switch, located inside the console, is used in controlling the amount of water entering the washer. There are different water levels, depending on the model you have. Selections might include "extra small", "small", "medium", "large" and "extra large", plus a "reset" option. Some models have a fixed water level switch. This allows for just one water level in the washer. you need an Ohmmeter to test the water level switch. There are three color-coded wires going to this switch: violet (V), pink (P), and tan (T). The violet wire carries the current (electricity) from the timer to the water level switch. Contacts inside the switch send current back through either the pink wire, meaning an empty tub, or tan wire, meaning a full tub of water. this should give you a bit more information about the water level switch also the tube that comes down from the water level switch is also controled as to how much water by that tube that comes off the switch and plugs into the drum as well hint hint If you have any further questions message me back we arent able to tell how to change the engineering specs to a unit although we all love a good mad scientist message me back if you have any further questions Thanks Rick

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The water level switch (pressure switch) has 3 wires attached to it, V (violet), P (Pink) and a T (tan) wire. When the tub is empty of water, contact V&P are closed to allow the tub to fill with water. Once the water level reaches the desired setting, contact V&P opens and then contact V&T closes to start the motor agitating. So, with this said if you were to unplug the washer and remove the wires from the water level pressure switch and test to see if terminals V&T is closing by using an ohm meter would indicate if the contact is closed or not.

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This symptom of the unit filing and then not washing can be caused by few things.

1. The water level pressure switch not making contact to the motor control circuit but shutting off the water valve. There should be 120 VAC on the yellow wire of the water level control pressure switch when the fill level has reached the correct level.

2. An internal timer contact problem for the motor control circuit. Power for the timer motor should also be present on terminal 14 of the timer.

3. A defective motor speed switch. There should also be power on the yellow wire going to the motor.

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~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.


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