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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.


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