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#1 wilhite43

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:26 AM

My washing machine is fairly old.  I think I bought it in 1979.  Anyway, When it fills it doesn't want to cut off.  Sometimes it does, sometimes doesn't.  Also, it sometimes won't start the rinse cycle after the rinse water goes in.  Any guesses?  And if I need a part where can I find them for a washer this old?  Thanks.  The model number is:   WLW2700TCLWH.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:21 PM

Sounds like a water level switch problem. Only place I find with this is RepairClinic.com, at a price of $115 - item is a special order, no guarantee you'd even be able to get it. I'd personally counsel against putting this kind of cash into a machine this age. DO NOT replace it with another GE, you won't get 26 years out of it:banana:
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#3 TyrranzzX

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:19 PM

Hrm. Well, the failure is in either of 2 spots; the water level transducer/detector or a sticky water valve. I doubt the sticky water valve is the case but since the machine is so old, rust may have set in on it. My bet is that the water level detector has a loose or bad wire going to it, and since the washer moves around a whole lot, it'd be rather random weither or not the load ended on short or open :x.

I'd locate the wire going to the device and see if it has continutiy. Wiggle it around a whole lot. If it doesn't, then look at it and figure out how it can be tested. I'm guessing it's nothing more than a pipe with a bob in it that pushes a lever up and closes a circut but I could be wrong.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:30 PM

     Next time you catch it filling, when you know it's not supposed, to pull the electric plug out of the wall.  If it continues to fill with no electric to the machine, you'll need a fill valve.




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