How to test a water level switch?
Answer Hello. If the washer is empty you should read closed across pink and violet. If it is full, it should read closed from tan to violet. Hope this helps.
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My washer is overfilling. I was informed by a repairman that I likely have a bad water level switch. I purchased a replacement water level switch (W10339229) and installed it. The new switch did not fix the problem. I did not replace the pressure hose that came with the switch - I just used the old hose. I assume I should use the new hose. Why does that matter?
Answer Robby, The air tube has to be free of pin holes, kinks, clogs and debris. The air in the tube is pushed up the tube and into the water level switch, this pressurizes the bellow inside and opens the circuit to stop the fill. if there's an air leak, etc. the washer will continue to fill. The replacement hose insures a more tight fitting when mounted to the tub outlet and the switch. Another quick check to make: start the washer in a wash cycle, while the machine is filling, press in on the timer knob several times, the water should stop flowing, or unplug the power cord from the outlet while the water is filling 9do this several times). if the water continues to flow, you'd have a faulty fill valve, if the water stops flowing then you'd have a faulty water level switch
In the wash cycle, water was still coming in the washer. Water ran over the drum and out onto the floor. What would cause this?
Answer Hello Beth. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the timer or unplugging the unit, you will need to look for a bad pressure hose or replace the pressure switch. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off for the water hoses, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.
Is there a video on how to replace the water level switch? I think that is our problem. We have a water miser and not only does the washer not fill all the way, but it doesn't fill all the way for the rinse either. It pumps only part of the water out of the sink, for the water miser....like it is set on small load instead of big load. I would hate to spend the money on the part, if it won't fix the problem, because this is an older machine.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Answer Hello Harry,
We do not have a video on how to replace the water level switch. You should check to make sure that your pumps and hoses are clear. Also check your pressure hose to make sure that it is not clogged or kinked which would also cause the issue. To replace the pressure switch you would unplug unit and on either end of the control panel use a putty knife and get under the panel or there may be 2 screws to take out. This will release the control panel. You will roll the control panel up and there are 2 clips under the control panel that hold the cabinet to the rear panel. release these clips. This will allow you access to the pressure hose and you can pull the knob off the pressure switch and take pressure switch off.
Water continues to run never filling up except on delicate cycle ? Thanks for any help
Answer Hello Ken. It sounds like the unit is siphoning the water out of the unit. You need to check and make sure ther is only 6" of drain hose in the drain pipe and that there is an air gap at the drain pipe and the hose is not air tight in the pipe.
My washer will not stop filling with water but will agitate the clothes. What are the possible problems?
Answer Hello Bert. If you can stop the water by turning off the power to the machine, you will need to replace the pressure hose or switch W10339229. If the water has to be turned off at the shut off, you will need to replace the water valve 285805. Hope this helps.