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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2007 07:14 pm
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Hello,

My washer overflows into my floor (from the top, like a bowl being overfilled), no matter what the load size setting is.  I thought initially that it was either a clog in the hose that connects to the pressure switch.  The hose is difficult to get to where it connects to at the bottom of the tub, but I did manage to use my compressor to blow air through it from the top and there are no clogs and it is connected correctly and air tight.  I then assumed it was the water level pressure switch.  So, I replaced the entire switch, making sure to do so very carefully so that all three wires would be reconnected in the same exact spots as they were on the previous pressure switch.  I then ran the washer through a spin cycle to get any excess water that might be hanging out in there. 

Imagine my surprise when the washer would still not quit fillling and switch to agitate.  The only things I can successfully get it to do are fill, rinse, and flood my house.  What the hell is wrong with this thing?

Thanks!

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2007 07:48 pm
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If it doesn't fill all by itself, but only when you start a cycle, and never becomes satisfied, it might be a timer problem, or wiring problem between timer and level sensor... or something along those lines.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2007 10:33 pm
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Assuming the filling stops if you pull out the plug you are then able to rule out a mechanically jammed water valve. This is a mechanical timer?
The water level (pressure) switch may have burned or stuck contacts. Just for grins and chuckles, give the pressure switch a good Thwack! with the butt of a screwdriver to see if a stuck contact frees itself. Not withstanding that, start looking at the timer.


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That tube that goes from the pressure switch/water level switch to the pressure dome, which is attached to the tub near the bottom. It may be damaged, but more likely the pressure dome probably has stuff in it or in the hole (between the inner tub and the pressure dome). This stuff (soap scum, dirt, who knows) plugs up the hole and keeps the pressure from traveling up the tube and switching off the water. You need to check the pressure dome and see whats in it, then clean it out.

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Hello again, everyone,

Well, I finally figured out how to get the top of the washer removed so I could get to the other end of the hose that is connected to the water level switch.   I disconnected it from the tub and found that where the metal clamp holds it to the tub it had actually gone through the rubber, making it not quite as airtight as I thought it was.  So, I snipped off the end and put it back on and reclamped it and now my washer works like new.  Too bad I had already bought a new switch, huh?  Oh well, not too bad for my first foray into appliance repair.  I'm pretty sure the way the tube got a hole in it, was a few days before it broke, my son did a load of laundry (12, and didn't have my permission), and it went severely off balance and walked about a foot from the wall.  Had it gone any further I'm sure it would have ripped the hoses out of the wall and then there would have been a VERY large flood. I'm sure there will be many more times that I will call on you guys, as things like this only happen when the military sends my husband on a trip, and the new job that he has, has him going on MANY trips.  

Thanks for your help!

Tanya

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