Author Topic: Whirlpool washer - will not fill after spin cycle, starts agitating without wate  (Read 3669 times)

Offline tomaszkr

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In July of '08, washing machine would not fill at all.  Resetting the level switch would allow the machine to fill sometimes.  After the spin cycle finished (in the normal wash phase), would start agitating right away with no water in the tub.  Resetting the level switch would fill the tub up with water and the cycle would continue.  Replaced the water level switch and the problem went away.

Last week, started again.  Thought it was the water level switch again, so replaced it.  Didn't do a thing.  Still have the same problem.  Even after resetting, washer sometimes will not fill up.  Seems to be a control problem.  Perhaps the automatic temperature control board or the timer/control module?Any suggestions?

Model Number: GST9679LG1 icon

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Since the problem seems to be intermittant, I would try and remove those electronic boards and clean the corrosion off the contacts with some alcohol. Reinstall and retry.
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Will give that a try ... but the problem is no longer intermittent.  Has evolved into happening all the time.  When it goes into the spin cycle, it does not spray any water either ... just spins.  Also noticed that when I moved the wash/rinse temperature to warm/warm, when it fills in the beginning of the wash cycle, it is a steady stream of warm water.  When it fills at the beginning of the rinse cycle, will alternate between warm water (larger volume of water) and cold water.

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I would try and remove those electronic boards and clean the corrosion off the contacts with some alcohol.

What electronic boards?

When I looked at a diagram of this model washer I did not see any electronic boards.

There maybe some crap plugging the small tube that connects to your water level switch.

Remove the small rubber tube from the water level switch and blow some air through it.

Put it back together and try it again.

How old is this washer?

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Also check to make sure that same rubber hose that runs to the water level switch is not getting pinched off between the cabinet and the back of the washer.

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On the first suggestion of cleaning the terminals, there is an Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) board ... little thing with 5 inputs/outputs.  So I did remove it and cleaned the terminals with alcohol.  Also removed both connectors on the control/timer and cleaned those.  Didn't solve the problem.

On the second suggestion of the blocked hose, think that was it.  The hose was definitely not pinched.  When I disconnected it and initially blew into it, there was definitely something stuck in it.  After a couple of seconds, was able to blow air threw it and heard a little gurgling.  Hooked everything back up, ran it thru two wash cycles and appears to be back to normal.

Appreciate the advice.

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Hooked everything back up, ran it thru two wash cycles and appears to be back to normal.

Glad to hear it's working again.  O0

If it does it again you may want to think about removing the inner tub so you can clean it out.

Often times build up from soap or hard water will plug the small hole on the inside of the outer tub.

Just something to keep in mind.


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WT you know I don't look up model numbers. Dude said he had a board it was just a suggestion is all. I guess I needs ta look up the models.
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