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Re: Fill switch cutoff
Remove the 2 screws on rear of console pull console slightly forward and roll it up and back..ck small hose to water level switch to be sure it is on..is water stopping when control knob is pushed in?? if not suspect inlet valve replace it ..if it does suspect water level switch or that hose also hose may have small hole in it somewhere or be pinched
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There is a pressure sensor that needs to be looked into. USUALLY, there is a chamber, on the outside of the washer tub, and out of the top of it is a small plastic hose. This hose runs up to an electrical switch.
Too much soap, over time, can plug up this system, so the machine has no idea how much water is going in...and keeps filling..... Sometimes the hose comes loose, but this makes a fairly immediate water leak, so I suspect something is plugged.
water level pressure switch tube is clogged with lint or bladder in pressure switch is bad. disconnect power to washer open timer console look for a clear rubber hose disconnect fron switch and blow in tube a couple times reconnect tube and put unit on drain and spin for a second then retrying unit for water level fill put washer on small load water size and test if it continues to fill replace pressure switch...
This sounds like a faulty water level switch. It's a diaphragm-like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, so does the pressure on the air in the plastic tube and when it reaches a certain level it activates the switch to shut off the water and signals the timer to start appropriate cycle. Make sure there is no damage to or obstructions in the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.
As earlier described, regardless of the load size selected, the bucket continues to fill up with water to the point where it overflows into the machine frame and subsequently onto the floor. The main suspect was therefore the load selector switch, so I unplugged the machine, removed the screws holding the control panel in place, and checked behind the load selector switch to see if any wires had come loose. I noticed that all the wires were in place but a plastic tube had become dislodged from a nipple attached to the switch. Assuming this to be some sort of a vacuum tube that was used to shut off the water when it reached the appropriate level, I re-attached it and tried the machine again. Eureka, it worked.
Does it still do this with power to the machine off? If so it is your water fill valve. Because no power is getting to the valve it has to shut off unless some foreign particles are holding it open. Remove and replace the water fill valve if still runs water after power is off.
Here are some things on how the selector switches work: If it stops when you remove power look at these possibilities.
Water fill switches usually have an air tube that as the water level
comes up the air pressure increases and causes the switch to go from
fill to wash.
I have seen rodents chew holes in the air tubing and this could be the cause or you may have a bad switch.
times the switches also get out of calibration and need readjusting
(especially if you have moved in altitude like up a mountain or into a
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does it still fill when you unplug? if it does then the fill valve is no good.if it turns off the check your hose going to pressure switch.will be a small clear hose going from tub to your pressure switch.
Hello. Yes there is a fill level pressure switch. It is pressure activated by the pressure of water rising in a tube as the water rises in the tub.It's easy to find and easy to replace. Look for the tube and follow it to the switch. Parts for Kenmore are available at 1-800-516-9625 or at http:\www.sears.com. Good luck.