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I got an FE code. I replaced the hot water and cold water intake valves and the pressure switch. The washer is still overfilling. What am I missing? Thanks!

It is Model WM2688HWMA.

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You may have a bad motor. For more technical info go to 'SEARS PARTS' inter the model,inter the error code. Disconnect the AC power before removing any screws!!!!!

Posted on Feb 12, 2019

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SOURCE: FE code water overfills due to faulty water valve

Water valve is stuck open and needs to be replaced.  The best way to check if the water valve is the problem is to remove the top cover, run the machine to get the water running.  While the water is filling, remove the connector to the water valve that is filling.  If the water continues to run without the connector, the valve needs to be replaced.  If the water stops flowing when disconnected, you may have a control board problem and will need it to be replaced.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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SOURCE: FE code displays

Yes, the water valves are easy to locate and replace.  Just remove the top panel to get access to them.  There are 2 of them.  You need to know which one to replace before ordering the correct part from LG.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire washer hot water only

sundsas if you have a bad temp select switch. only selecting hot/hot

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Fisher Paykel GWL11 Cold Water Not Flowing

you can swap the hot and cold valves over and see if this fixes the problem as it sound like your cold valve is faulty but not the hot valve.

Cheers

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I just installed a Moen

This is taken from the Moen manual. You can download it here:
http://www.moen.com/shared/pdf/instruction_sheets/ins162e.pdf
Balance Spool Maintenance
The precise and instantaneous pressure control illustrated has been
achieved through the balancing spool, which has been manufactured to
exacting tolerances.
During construction or valve installation, foreign material such as solder
flux, pipe cuttings sand, dirt or wood is unavoidably introduced into the
water system. Occasionally, however, rare, these foreign materials can
cause the balancing spool to become stuck temporarily between the
rough-in and trim-out operations. If this happens, it will be apparent at
the trim-out test, in that the valve will deliver only a small trickle of water
or it will deliver only hot or cold water. If this occurs, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure that both the hot and cold water service lines are ON. Also,
make sure that both screwdriver stop-check valves are open. The valve
WILL NOT OPERATE unless both supplies are ON.
2. If the valve still does not function properly, turn off both the hot and
cold supplies and remove the balancing spool, using a wide blade
screwdriver. The inner piston of the balancing spool should shake
back and forth freely. If this is not the case, jar the spool on either
end to remove the foreign material and free the spool. When the
spool is free, replace it; turn ON both water supplies and the valve
will function properly. If you are unable to free the inner piston,
replace the entire spool.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you, I now understand that both hot and cold water supplies must be on for the valve to work."

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