The washer wouldn't stop filling and flooded the garage.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From San Antonio, TX

Sep 17, 2013

After unplugging the washer, I pulled the knob off of the water level switch, removed the screws from each end of the front of the control panel and then swiveled it upwards, revealing the controls and wiring. Removing the switch was very easy, since it's held on with a single 1/4" hex head screw. The wires were a little difficult to remove, but they are that probably way to keep from popping off due to vibration. The clear plastic hose was the easiest thing to remove, since it had popped off before I had opened the control panel and was most likely the real cause of my machine's problem of overfilling. Oh well, I had ordered the replacement switch before doing any troubleshooting since I had thrown my back out (unrelated story) and decided to order the part on a whim. I did blow through the hose, just to make sure it was clear and it was. After putting it all back together, I learned that the new switch has five water level settings, as opposed to the original four of the old switch, so now the pointer on the control's knob doesn't line up perfectly with the four level shown on the panel. It doesn't bother me, but if it did then I suppose I could always draw new markings with a Sharpie. I ran the washer through all five level settings (beginning with the lowest) and it worked perfectly, with no overfilling. I have since run several loads of wash through it, including a queen sized comforter, without any hiccups.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Level/Pressure Switch

Part Number: PS341562

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