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