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  1. Guest

    My washer is leaking from the tub, i think its overfilling, from a
    prior repair i lost the schematic. So what controlls the amount of
    water that fills up the tub? I know some switch must control the
    inlet selinoid?
  2. There's probably a pressure switch on a tube from the tube somewhere.

    Basically, the controller enters a state where it's waiting for the water
    to fill based on a set of contacts on that pressure switch.

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  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    What washer is this, and where is it leaking from? If it's overfilling,
    check the pressure switch, it's usually a round thing mounted behind the
    control panel. It should have a plastic hose that runs to the bottom of the
    basket, as the water level increases, pressure in this tube does as well and
    it triggers the switch. It's usually adjustable but you may have an air leak
    causing pressure to not build up.
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    its been years since i look at such a thing but they using to use a
    tube in the outer side of the tube that would cause a pressure build
    up to a switch with a diaphragm.
    maybe the tube is plugged, broke, collapsed, or the switch diaphragm
    it self has a crack in it which will not allow pressure to build.
    etc.., it depends, i seen one that used capacitor plates.
  5. Indeed. And blowing gently on the connector for that
    tube will cause the switch to actuate, which can easily
    then be checked with a continuity meter.

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  6. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Your washer overfills the tub?
    Divorce her.
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