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Does it fill with water?
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no. it was filled with water when it broke
when I move the dial to spin, it will spin (and the water that was in the tub was forced out) but stops when it gets to rines - no water fills tub
when I move the dial, if it's on start, wash or rinse nothing at all happens
on spin it spins, until it gets to the end of the spin cycle, then stops
sorry, I have to go out for a few hours.
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thanks - I can try that, but since the lid switch works for the spin cycle, why wouldn't it work for the wash and rinse? (the spin stops when the lid is lifted, resumes when it is lowered.)
When I took the control panel off to look at the timer switch a few wires came loose, and I'm not sure where they go. (There seem to be more wires than prongs to put them on.) The loose wires are:
1) 2 blue wires labeled 3 (I think this goes on the washing machine control switch, bottom left connector on the back ,labeled 3*)
2) White wire labeled 6 or 9; 3) red wire labeled 32; 4) Yellow labeled 22
50 Dark gray no label
Two wires with white plastic covereing their connectors - 6) Blue #21 and 7) Purple #16
The connectors with no wires are:
1. on on the bottom front left of the washer control switch;
2. the bottom right back of the washer switch (labeled M, this has a black wire on the other side of the connector - the connector is labeled TM.
3. The one labeled 3* I mentioned before.
4. possible a broken connector on the pressure switch (see below)
The wiring diagrams (insde the unit and on line) don't list clearly where the above wires go or which wire goes to these connectors. It seems I have 5 possible connectors and 7 loose wires.
On the pressure switch with wires on the botton 1c (pink), 2c (brown), 3c (yellow) on the top left (labeled A) is a black wire. On the top right (labeled B) is just a nub of a connector - no wire could attach ot it. I'm wondering if the connector broke off and this would explain the problem and whether a new pressure switch would solve it (is there supposed to be a wire on position B?)
took off the front panel of the washer and found the correct wiring diagram
I took off the washer control and found additional fittings FOR WIRES - INCLUDING ONES MARKED 21 AND 16, WHICH WERE THE WIRES WITH PLASTIC COVERINGS YOU SAID TO LEAVE AS IS. I connected them (but haven't turned on th epower - could you tell me if they should be connected, or if I should remove them, please.
The other loose wires - #6, #32, #22 -all had connectors on the front of th econtrol unit.
That leaves the dark gray wire, and on the pressure sensor switch there seems to be a tab broken off on the top right - labeled B on the switch.
The wiring diagram seems to show that there should be a wire there, and it goes to a fuse and then to the water valve.
do you think it's the pressure switch? If it is bad, would that explain the fact that the washer doesn't start or fill up with water on the wash or rinse cycles but still works on the spin cycle?
"That leaves the dark gray wire, and on the pressure sensor switch there seems to be a tab broken off on the top right - labeled B on the switch.
The wiring diagram seems to show that there should be a wire there, and it goes to a fuse and then to the water valve."
My guess is that this switch should have at least two wires going to it. You can try blowing a bit of pressure into the switch using your mouth, and listen for a click, then another when you release the pressure. This would indicate the switch is working properly. I would refer to the wiring diagram to tell where that gray wire should go.
They weren't exactly capped off - the plastic was open on th eend. There is at least one other wire already connected witht eh same plastic -my guess is that it gives extra insulation.
As to the pressure switch, that's waht it's labeled on the witing diagram, but it's solid plastic with 4 or 5 (if one is broken0 wires on it. The selector on the other side is for whethe rthe wash load is small, medium or large. there's nothing to blow into.
If the switch isn't operable, would that explain the no operation when water is called for, but regular operation during spin cycle?
It looks like I have to calla repair man to replace the pressure switch, since that's defimitely boken - 4 wires, not 5.. I'll have him test the water inlet valve, too.