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Ge frontload washer does not stop filling.replaced pressure switch and water valve per your advice,still overfills.I am out $107 dollars so far please advise

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Hi,
Have you checked to see if the power is shutting off to the valve when it should?? If you still have power going to the valve then you need trace back to see why.... Good chance that the control board/timer is bad and has been the problem all along... a few simple tests with an electrical meter would show you that... otherwise you are just changing parts and hoping for the best and that you find the right one...
You do not have a model number here or I would look up the part you need to check for you...

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Have you also cleaned and checked the pressure hose connected to the pressure switch, remove it and blow into it there could be lint stuck in the air dome. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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The water pressure level switch is a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill. To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level switch may be defective.

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