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Water will overfill, will not over fill if turned off

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HI, the water level switch(aka pressure switch), is responsible for regulating the water fill level in this situation. It does this through a plastic tube which runs from the switch in the control console down to the side of the outer tub, near the bottom . The tube is filled with air. As water enters the tub it also enters the tube. As water climbs inside the tube, it pushes on the air trapped inside and increases the air pressure. When the air pressure reaches a certain level, it triggers the switch.

I would advise to Inspect the air tube for kinks, breaks or damage. The tube should also be free of water. The tubing should be securely connected to the bottom of the outer tub and to the bottom of the water level switch. If there is water present, the switch must be replaced.

The water level switch has three connectors. Label and disconnect the wires from the switch. Test the switch for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. It will be necessary to test each of the three possible pairs. replace the switch if it fails the continuity test....

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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    • The switch is located, and mounted in close proximity of the inlet valves.


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You probably have a bad inlet valve (or its solenoid), Load selector switch, or a block in the hose leading from the selector switch to the inlet valve. But also, have a technician check the pressure switch on the selector switch. If this is bad, it will either not cut-off the current from the selector to the inlet valve.

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SOURCE: Neighbor reports It's overfilling Water on floor.

Could be a faulty water level switch ,or blocked pressure chamber hose leading to switch, or a sticking water inlet valve, question of elmination I'm afraid.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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