Leaking washing machine; water would not shut off on fill up and rinse

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer

Modelfex831cs0

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Aaron From Williamson, WV

Jul 04, 2009

48 out of 54 people found this instruction helpful

Replacing the switch is relatively easy, however, I would caution all experiencing similar problems one thing. Before assuming, as I did, that the switch was bad, first remove the panel of the washer that houses the washing tub/basin. On the back of the tub, check to make sure that the tube connecting the tub and switch has not come off from the tub as it did in my situation. The solution to my problem of a leaking washing machine where the water would not stop filling on both wash and rinse cycles was simply reattaching the tube to the tub. If I would have checked that first, total job completion time would have been under 15 minutes. Hope this helps. If you need to replace the actual switch, remove the knobs, screws, and panel. Remove the wires, tube, and screw from the switch and reassemble new switch. That took me about 30-45 minutes.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Level Switch

Part Number: PS1146954

$44.32
In Stock