How do I check for proper switch operation using continuity? My washer over fills on the highest water level setting. My washer has a "One Touch" control pad.
Answer Hello Greg,
You will want to check the pressure hose to make sure it is not kinked, cracked, broken, come off and make sure that air dome and hose are not clogged. If this checks ok then you can do a continuity test on the pressure switch to make sure that the contacts are making. Check pin 12 to 11 when you first check and then you will blow into the hose and check from 16 to 11. You should have continuity. If not then the pressure switch is bad and needs to be replaced.
I have a GE profile washer that is 5 years old. It works fine except when filling, the water temperature now immediately turns from hot to cold and fills cold when 105/cold is selected.
Answer Hello Patrick,
Check the electrical connections from the water valve, temperature sensor and the control board If no bad connections are found, replace the temperature sensor WH12X10251. If the problem still exists, the control board will be the issue WH42X10486.
Following up question from two weeks ago. Machine does not initiate final spin but pumps fine. New pressure switch from you guys late 2010 because it was throwing a little water. I checked by getting a click with a slight puff on tube and cleared airway(?). Machine will spin by diagnostic command. If it is the board I will replace the seven year old washer.
Please advise proper test for pressure switch. Thanks so much.
Answer Gary, At the water level switch terminal 11 is your common terminal, with the air dome hose disconnected you should read a "closed circuit from terminal 11 and terminal 12 and terminal 11 to terminal 16. If you blow into the switch, the first click should "open" the circuit between 11 and 12, then the second click would open the circuit between 11 and 16. You may want to check the circuits at the control board on the 12 pin connector pin 3 (orange) as the common, pin 6 (white) as the low water level and pin 5 (blue) is the high water level.
Thanks and Good Luck