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Old 12-06-2010, 03:32 PM
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Model Number: FEX831CSO   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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i have a fex831cso stackable and the water continues to fill the tub and not start its wash cycle, then overflows the tub, can you point me in the right direction?


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Old 12-06-2010, 03:51 PM
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i have a fex831cso stackable and the water continues to fill the tub and not start its wash cycle, then overflows the tub, can you point me in the right direction?
Yes, if you just hit the timer to shut the water of it is the water fill switch. If you had to shut the water off at the water spicket to shut the water off, you need a new water valve on the washer. Tom Appliance Educator, Appliance Parts, Washer and Dryer Parts, Refridgerator and Freezer Parts, Stove and Oven Parts
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:54 AM
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Water level switch checks
This switch is actually a pressure switch. It has a tube that runs down to the bottom of the tub, as water fills the tub, air is trapped in the tube. As the water rises, the air pressure in the tube increases until it reaches the switch's set point then the switch activates turning off the water and starting the agitate.

Possible problems.
1. Gunk blocking water from entering the tube. Remove the tube at the switch and blow into it to clear the plug.
2. Cracks or holes in the tube allowing the air to escape. Inspect the tube. Also check that it is tight on the switch, if not, cut off half an inch and re-seat it.
3. The switch is toast. Get a piece of tubing with the same internal diameter and attach this to the switch. Start a fill, then blow into the tube. You should be able to stop the water flow without blowing very hard.
If you cannot stop it the switch is toast.

Note: That you may be able to stop it by blowing into then tubing and it may still be no good as it needs too much pressure to activate the switch.
So iof the tubing is OK replace the switch.
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