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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:12 PM

I had a rat infestation that chewed throught the lower boot, the pressure valve hose and the dispenser hose. After replacing those, I still get a situation where on either heavy or light loads, the washer fills to overflow and will not stop. In the normal setting the washer works fine. The pressure valve has been tested and activates the switch. Is it now the washer cycle module or should I look for rat chew in the wires? Or was this just a coincidence and something needs to be reset? The machine has been unplugged, etc and I am now at a loss. Suggestions?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:18 AM

Makes no sense as all cycles use the same pressure switch to stop filling - next time it takes a notion to do this non-stop filling, pull the plug from the wall and see if it continues to fill. If this is the case, replace the inlet valve.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:20 AM

The Pressure Switch (and Hose) controls the Fill Valve...
It shouldn't matter what Wash Cycle setting it's on.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

The inlet valve seems to be working properly. If the pressure switch is actually activated, but the electronics are defective, then I would imagine it would keep filling until the timer cycles to exhaust the water. I'm thinking the control board is now the culprit. Other than this issue all the other cycles seem to work fine. Before spending hundreds on a control board, is it the logical suspect?

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:17 PM

.... Before spending hundreds on a control board, is it the logical suspect?

I wouldn't think so ..
That model uses a mechanical Timer... shouldn't affect Fill volume in different Wash Cycles
All Fill levels are controlled by the Pressure Switch
The Water Fill isn't controlled by the Motor Controller.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

Still not clear if this is a mechanical or electrical problem. The timer will go through its different cycles and when there is already water in the drum, it seems to either add water to the 4 successive washing phases or just gets hung up and fills the drum to overflow. Is there a sensitivity control on the pressure switch? Are there mechanical cams in the timer? Maybe the motor is weak and stalls. Any ideas

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

just gets hung up and fills the drum to overflow.



While that is occurring, unplug the washer power cord from the wall and see if it continues to fill
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