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Water fill control

My washer water fill is not stopping and diverts to the overflow line. Washer has 3 load settings small, large and super. This happens on the the super setting only. Is there an internal fill control sensor or is this an electronic setting? I had previously replaced my timer control because the cycle would not advance, becoming "stuck" at various points in the cycle.
Do I need to replace the load setting device or is there another part I need to look to replace?

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  • lou guimond Jul 29, 2008

    Fill sense tube was partially clogged, cleaned it out and problem seems to be fixed.
    Thank you for the assistance.

    lg


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WDSR2080G3WW GEWasher-Problem is once filled does not click to the next step like drain, spin, rince cycle etc. I have to do it manually. The washer is 2 yrs old. Could it be the timer already?
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It overflows from the tub then:
This can either be a fault in the fill sense tube( small tube connected to the bottom on the outer tub from the sensor at or near the top of the washer housing ) becoming blocked or broken or a fault with the sensor itself. There is a mechanical adjustment for the level but it is a little fiddly to get the adjustment just right.

If it overfills from the drain hose:
then either the drain hose is too low and the water siphons out before it reaches the maximum or there is a tight seal at the drain hose to house drain port which will cause all the water to siphon out, this can also be caused by a drain hose being pushed too far down the house drain port.


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