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Replacing your General Electric Washer Temperature Switch - 3 Position
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Temperature Switch - 3 Position WH12X10498

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PartSelect Number PS3499718
Manufacturer Part Number WH12X10498
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Temperature Switch - 3 Position Specifications

Also known as a Rotary Switch. This part regulates the temperature of the water in the tub.
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Replacing your General Electric Washer Temperature Switch - 3 Position

Replacing your General Electric Washer Temperature Switch - 3 Position
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No hot or cold water
This part works with the following products:
Washer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WH12X10498 replaces these:
AP5272299, 175D2314P002, WH12X0999, WH12X999
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switch was bad
Use my wrenches
Other Parts Used:
Washer Timer SWITCH PRESSURE Temperature Switch - 3 Position
  • Chris from MEMPHIS, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Hot water leaking while washer was off.
Turned off the both the hot and cold water. Removed the hoses from the back of the control panel. Removed 3 panel screws to expose the inside of the component parts. Removed the 2 screws holding the valve. Installed the new valve. Then I pulled off the knob for the temperature control. To remove the switch, you need to press the tab that locks in the switch and turn the switch counter clockwise to remove the switch from the panel. Reverse the operation to reinstall the new switch. Pay close attention to the 4 wires that clip to the switch to get them in proper order. Reinstall the control panel and and reattach the hoses.
Other Parts Used:
Triple Water Valve Temperature Switch - 3 Position
  • Bradford from SARASOTA, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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No hot water to washer
Unplug machine, verified the hot water line to the washer was clear. Used screwdriver to remove top panel from washer. Removed faulty (rusted) temperature switch from seating. Then removed each of the wires from the old switch with needlenose pliers and placed them on the proper area of the new switch. Placed the switch back on the panel and screwed the cover back on. Then plugged the unit back in an tested the hot, cold and warm settings. Easy fix.
  • ernest from RIVER EDGE, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Exchange Agitator And Switch Rotary
Take out 1 1/4" bolt, slide adgitator off and new one back on. This job about 5 min. The rotary switch I took 3 screws off back of top housing and twisted old rotary off and twisted new rotary on. Then exchanged the 4 wires one at a time. About 15 min. For both jobs.
Other Parts Used:
Temperature Switch - 3 Position Agitator
  • JOHNNY from EADS, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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No cold water in any cycle.
Remove four screws which held the front cover of the washer. Dropped the cover down to expose the temp. switch. Turned the switch 1/8 turn counterclockwise which removed the switch from the cover. Pulled of the four pigtail wire leads and then installed the new switch in reverse order. Very easy!!
  • Raymond from Henderson, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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water wasnt coming into washer
reconnected the wires and turned the water source on
  • Joseph from Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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No hot water fill
- Troubleshot fill valve first. OK
- Followed leads to temperature selector switch.
- Checked resistance and live voltage at switch.
- Determined switch had failed on "hot" side.

1. SECURED POWER
2. Removed four torx screws on top of dashboard.
3. Removed six sheet metal screws from dashboard back. ... Read more />4. Removed 4 leads from bad switch (one at a time).
5. Placed leads on new switch (one at a time).
6. Removed existing switch.
7. Installed new wired switch.
8. Re-installed dashboard back and top screws.
9. Op-test sat.
  • Richard from Kittery, ME
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Could not regulate the amount of water going into the Machine
I shut off the juice to the Washer, I then removed the 4 torx head screws in the panel, so I could gain access to the switch. I then unpluged a small hose going to the switch, then turned the switch by hand about half a turn & it came right out. I then replaced the switch with the new one by turning it half a turn in opposite direction, replaced hose, put the back panel back on, ran the machine to make sure it was working properly.
It is working fine, thanks to Part Select.com , fast service I would reccomend them to my freinds.
  • Tommy from Yelm, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Stan
September 10, 2017
Washer will not fill with cold water except in rinse cycle.
For model number glwn2800dows
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Hi Stan, Thank you for the question. If the cold water is working for other cycles then it indicates the fill valve is fine. I suggest replacing the Temperature Switch. This part regulates the temperature of the water in the tub. Good luck with the repair!

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Cindy
February 4, 2018
When i do a load on hot i only get luke warm water, warm load is cold. When i switch the water lines so the hot water line goes into the cold spot on the washer i can get hot water on a cold load wash. What part do i need to fix my hot wash load?
For model number Gtwp1800d2ww
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Hello Cindy, thank you for your question. It sounds like the water valve is allowing too much cold water in to the unit. I would recommend replacing the water inlet valve on the back of the unit. The part number WH13X22720. I hope this helps!

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Greg
December 1, 2017
Washer will use cold water for the wash cycle but hot water for the rinse cycle, even when set to cold/cold. What part do you recommend to fix? This is a recent problem; the washer used to rinse with cold.
For model number Ghwp1000m0ww
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Hi Greg, Thank you for your question. Based on what you described, you will need to check the temperature switch and the triple water inlet valve. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Thomas
February 21, 2018
No hot water at all, tub will not fill when on hot. Fills with cold when on warm or cold. Do I need to replace inlet valve? If so, what part for my machine? Also, is it a relatively easy fix - ie: can I do it myself? Thank you.
For model number GTWN2800D1WW
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Hi Thomas, Thank you for the question. I suggest replacing the valve, PartSelect Number PS11721803. Most customers have been able to do the repair on their own and said it was a fairly easy repair. Hope this helps!

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Matt
April 19, 2018
Washer will fill on warm or hot setting, but not on cold setting (not even a trickle). I turned off the cold water, unscrewed the hose from the back of the washer, pointed the hose down the drain line, and turned the water back on. I have good pressure. I next checked the filter screen. I do not see any sediment or other material in the screen. I then unplugged the washer, removed the control panel, removed the connecter clip from the cold and hot water valves that bring power from the timer. With a multimeter, i checked the power on the clip connecting the wires from the timer. On the warm or hot cycle, i get ~120 v. On the hot water clip. On the cold setting, i get zero power from the connector clip. Am i looking at a bad timer?
For model number GLWN2800D1WS
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Hi Matt, Thank you for your question. If you are not getting any hot water, the issue is either the temperature switch or the water inlet valve and you will need to check both parts with a multimeter to see which one is causing the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Sheila
April 11, 2019
Tub is not completely filling with water on the rinse cycle.
For model number HSWP1000M2WW
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Hello Sheila, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom you will want to replace either the 3 Position Temperature Switch part PS3499718, the Water Pressure Switch Hose part PS272183, or the Triple Water Valve part PS11721803. We hope this helps.

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Noel
October 1, 2019
The washer will not fill properly for the rinse cycle. Only use the cold water settings at all times.
For model number GLWN2800D1WS
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Hi Noel, Thank you for your question. If the washer is not filling correctly with water, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. Here is a link from our website that you may reference on what parts to check, https://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSymptoms.aspx?ModelNum=GLWN2800D1WS&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=2&ModelMasterID=370013&PID=37. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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John
November 11, 2019
When hot/cold is selected, machine fills with lukewarm water and warm/cold fills with cold water. Confirmed hot water is supplied to machine.
For model number HTWP1400F2WW
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Hello John, Thank you for the question. This could be a defective Temperature Switch. This part regulates the temperature of the water in the tub. Hope this helps!

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Mauricio
July 14, 2021
Hot water leaks. Noise from temperature switch and washer is not rinsing.
For model number GTWN2800D1WW
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Hello Mauricio, Thank you for the question. This sounds like a defective Triple Water Valve and it may need to be replaced. We hope this helps!

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Michael
May 1, 2019
My washer works but not with hot water. It runs fine (it's about five years old) however, no hot water comes out once I select the hot temperature. I check the hoses and they are fine. What is causing this problem?
For model number GTWP1800DOWW
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Hello Michael, thank you for inquiring. This could be caused by either the 3 Position Temperature Switch part PS3499718 or the Triple Water Valve part PS11721803. We hope this helps.

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Manufacturer Part Number: WH12X10498
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