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What is the error code that comes up on the display?
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Machine overload -- OL. Afterwhich, the water (which filled the tub completely to the TOP, forgot to mention that.) The water would drain and the machine stop.
To manage washing, I would do one load first with soap. Second load with water only to rinse. Third load spin only. But, not sure how clean my clothes are getting or how well it is rinsing, and it is using a LOT of water.
Take the hose that you hooked to the controller and blow through it to make sure that it is not clogged up to the tub, It is not sensing the air pressure as it fills with water, there may even be a small hole in it. Let me know what you find....
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you can access this area by removing the rear cover of the machine, there are about 10 screws going completely around the unit on the back, this should give you access to this part, I personally would just blow threw the tube to see if I can blow freely air into the tub.
I tried clearing the hole with air pressure -- there was no change. So, I relieved air pressure next time and water flows in easily. Conclusion -- not the problem. Machine fill still fill the entire tub with water and immediately drain itself and turn off with "OL" indicator for machine overload.
Any other suggestions to fix my machine?
No, that's not it.
When you relieve the air pressure from the hose, water will fill in the hydrolic tube -- meaning there is no restriction for the water. It is only the air pressure that is holding the water. I believe this part is working correctly.
Nothing I have done has changed the fact that the tub will fill with water all the way to the top and then be pumped out completely and an "OL" display shutting machine off. I believe the air pressure is shutting the water off saving it from overflowing, but why does not the water stop where it is supposed to? What is supposed to control water level?
Something else seems to be wrong with my machine.
Okay now I am on the same page, to many beers on a Sunday, sorry about that. yes there is no restriction there then, The only thing that controls how much water goes into the machine is the CCU where you hook the hose into, does the inner basket break loose freely during the fill where only the agitator is moving and not the outer tub? Reason for asking that the motor looks for it to break free during the fill when the resistance becomes less enough and shuts off the water for agitation. If it does see this it will continue to fill until the pressure hose says WHOA we have to much water in the machine.. Your inner tub may be stuck on the drive shaft and no lifting up..
The agitator will not turn separately from the inner basket when stopped. Should it?
During the fill, I never saw the agitator move separately from the inner basket. Also, during the fill, the outer tub gives a sort of pulse every five seconds and the tub continues to fill all the way until the top of rim, shuts down (machine overload), and drains to a stop.
You said the agitator raises up. Should this raising free the agitator from the inner basket? Is there a spring or solenoid used to control this raising? Should the agitator be free at rest?
The tub floats has it fills with water, at a certain point it breaks free where it disengages from the agitator, you will need to remove the inner tub and see if it is sticking, maybe some clothing got between the outer tub and the inner tub, I am enclosing the manual for the CABRIO washer which is identical your BRAVO washer. click on the link below to download it from my library.