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Author Topic: Amana LWC 40 AW Pressure Switch  (Read 2745 times)

Offline dourobob

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Amana LWC 40 AW Pressure Switch
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:25:48 PM »

My washing machine leaks only in the Extra-Large-Load setting.  Seems to be OK in both Small and Medium size loads.

Leads me to believe the pressure switch  - Pat=rt # 40077201 - is faulty.

Is this a reasonable conclusion?
Could there be something else I should look at first?

Is this a "serviceable part"?

I have found prices ranging from $7.50 to $92.00 on the web.

The less expensive sellers are in the USA and I am in Canada (postal code K0L 1S0) - their web sites indicate they only ship in the USA.

I was planning on trying to contact a seller by phone to ask about shipping to Canada ($84 +  is a pretty big differential).

Any suggestions regarding a Canadian supplier who is charging a reasonable price would be appreciated.

Thanks Bob


Model LWC 40 AW

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Re: Amana LWC 40 AW Pressure Switch
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 07:41:47 PM »
It won't hurt to remove the pressure tubing and blow out the trash that is accumulated in the tub. That might be all it takes.
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