How test washing machine fill level switch??

I can blow in the vinyl tube and the switch works, but it doesn't when hooked to the tub on a kenmore washer. Tube seems clear and I don't think there is anything to "fix" on the tub end. I cut some of the tube off for a fresh connection, but the washer still over fills. thanks Steve
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Echols wrote:

Hi,
Something that may help....
http://www.applianceaid.com/generalwash.html#WLC
http://www.applianceaid.com/washer_overfilling.html
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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The switch may have a slow leak, I would replace it vs. a flooded wash space. To test connect a tube to it and form the tube into a U shape. Pour enough water into the open end of tube for the water to rise to within a few inches of the switch, the water in the switch side of the U should be lower due to the air above it being compressed. Wait and see if the level changes.

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Parts man at Bells says I should be able to blow in the pressure tube from the switch end. I can't so now its remove the inner basket....should be interesting. any advice would be appreciated, thanks for the info so far. Steve
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Note a slow leak at the tub end of the tube should not affect the fill level, only cause a small leak of water.

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Steve. If there is a blockage , you may be able to get to it by pushing a piece of coat hanger wire though one of the holes in the inner tub ( if this is an older model built this way) and check at the large opening of the hose mounted on outer tube that the small plastic hose connects to. Or remove plastic hose from it and fish down to see if you can dislodge anything. Hope this helps. Warren
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Thanks all, a little clr in the outer box that the tube connects to seems to have done it. I can now blow thru the tube and the water shuts off. thanks. this is a great site. Steve
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