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Old 08-05-2013, 02:56 PM
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Today is Monday. Friday my washer leaked from the bottom horribly. Saturday I took the front off and started the washer from the beginning of a cycle to find the leak. It did not leak. It did not spin at the end of the cycle. That had not been a problem before. I started the wash cycle again and it was immediately agitating and not filling at all. Today I removed a tube (to clean out a bunch of crud) and after talking to my local appliance store, I have found out that was a pressure tube attached to the water fill sensor. I cleaned it, blew out the water, and reattached it on both ends. Now my washer fills. The water will not stop filling. I move the knob to stop it and it just drains and spins, it does not agitate. Please help.


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Old 08-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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You still have a problem with the pressure switch system. Open the control panel and remove the pressure hose from the pressure switch and blow through it. If you can't, it's still clogged. It may be the air chamber on the side of the tub is gunked up. Reconnect hose to pressure switch, disconnect hose at air chamber on tub and blow through hose. You should hear a click in the pressure switch. Place washer in wash mode with hose removed from air chamber. Blow through hose, pressure switch should engage and washer should start agitating. If not, either pressure switch is faulty or the hose is leaking, clogged, kinked.

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I appreciate your reply, it was very easy to understand. I am thinking the water fill sensor needs to be replaced. When I am able to restore the pressure to the tube the washer goes right back to the problem of not filling and immediately agitating.
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I don't understand what you are saying. If it agitates right away without filling, remove the hose from the switch. If it now starts filling, the switch is working.

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