Hello All, Help!
Several months ago, drain pump ran nonstop, even door open, float was stuck in gunk and debris, cleaned this, ran great until 2 weeks ago. Now start wash cycle, fills and drains repeatedly without advancing to wash cycle. I can close the pressure fill switch manually, and it will enter wash, then of course hang up again at rinse cycle or any time water enters via the water fill valve. The pressure fill valve never closes on its own, in fact I do not see the diaphragm actuate the blue trip lever. I removed the pressure fill valve thinking it might be plugged with debris, but it was reasonably clean and clear. I believed I could seal the open end with my hand and operate the switch by blowing gently in the open end but it did not. I believe the diaphragm must be operated by an air bubble at the top of the mechanism forced up by water pressure from the fill valve or back blow from the tank. My question is, Is the diaphragm bad? does this part need replaced? or since I have had debris obstruct the water flow float and overflow valve, could gunk and debris in the bottom hoses be lowering pressure to the point the pressure valve doesn't operate? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and making me eternally grateful. Thank you. Have a great day.