Question about Whirlpool LSB6200KQ Top Load Washer
From reading the other posts I think I may have to check my water level switch, but I'll ask anyway. My washing machine (randomly, it doesn't do it every time) will sometimes seem to get stuck filling. The water empties as it should (it doesn't over flow), but it won't move on to the next cycle. The water just runs and runs and runs. I can manually turn the knob to the next setting, but that means I have to remember to check it all the time and who has time for that? Any ideas on what might be going on?
It certainly sounds like the water level switch acting up. Do a couple of other checks first. Make sure you are not siphoning on the initial fill. Check your drain hose and make sure there is an air gap to the drain pipe. If you don't have a gap sometimes it will fill and siphon right out. Next would be to examine the level switch hose that runs to the tub. You want to make sure that there is no pin hole leaks in it causing this problem. Once you are satisfied the drain and tubing is ok, get another piece of tubing the same size and blow into the level switch when the machine is acting up. If the water stops, you can be almost certain it is the switch. Part number...3366847. It's important to do these checks because I have seen timers on this model mimic the water level switch. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Oct 16, 2006
I want to say that I read this about 10 minutes ago and I went and checked my drain hose and it was full of water. I pulled the drain house out of it's socket and the slug of water that was in there came out. I started a wash cycle and it has now gone onto the agitation part of the cycle, so problem fixed!!!. I was having the siphoning effect issue. Thanks for the accurate and easy fix.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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You'll need to check for the water
inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the pressure/water level switch assembly.
Inspect the inlet hose coming to the washer for any blockages. If the hose is
not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will
not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and
should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet
valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace
the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the
pressure/water level switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps...
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