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Washer is siphoning

Model gwl10us washer has started having two problems; 1) the first item was the Auto level would not shut off the water and it continued to fill. Now it won't fill at all at any water setting. It appears to be siphoning. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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jsrock516
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SOURCE: washer continues to fill after full, then spills all over floor until manual shut off

This is an indication of a pressure switch malfunction. Post back with your washer brand name and model number and I can tell you how to check it.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

faggly
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SOURCE: Maytag performa washer hot water runs continuously

Littleone.. please check your instructions.. some washers now dont need Hot water connection to them...they heat their own as part of the efficiency settings on the wash programmes themselves!

Regards Faggly

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

RescueTech
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Both of you most likely are getting a "RPS Sensor Fault"
On a GWL10, when the motor rotor position sensor fails, it will act exactly like you describe. Many techs incorrectly replace the machine control or the water inlet valve(s). The RPS sensor is much cheaper. If you consult the tech sheet located under the control panel, you will see the fault code for RPS failure and I would bet the farm that the sequence of LEDs displayed when your washer faults out matches exactly with the RPS fault code.

The RPS sensor for GWL10 and GWL11 models is a part # 420296P and canbe purchased direct from Fisher Paykel Parts:
http://fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?categoryid=111&productid=5

The procedure to replace it is a little involved but a handy person can do it. It would be best to consult the factory service manual and again, that can be purchased from Fisher Paykel Parts direct here:
http://fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?categoryid=115&productid=15

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

onthejob5130
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check pressure switch hose,,,if good replace pressure switch

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Atlantis MAV6200AWW Washer Problem?

is your drain hose at the top of the washer .is the water just runing out is it being pump out

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: washer won"t fill with water

check your lid switch if its a top load

Posted on May 22, 2009

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