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Fill level tubing
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Post# 1156895   8/14/2022 at 04:42 by bazzybtec (Churchill Queensland Australia)        

Been working on my washing machines and found another issue with the one that just came up from south. It is becoming very clear to me that when the guy that sold it to me said it was working that the term was used very loosely.

The symptom is it fills and fills and if left alone it overflows.
I changed out the level sensor with one i have spare. Initially i thought that was the problem. it clicked off. but then after a moment it stopped again and started filling until over flowing. I suspect this is being caused by a split possibly in the water level sensor hose.

I notice some machines have the grey rubber hose and others have the clear style hose. It looks like the same stuff used on fish tanks. so is that an appropriate substitute for these pipes?

Post# 1156897 , Reply# 1   8/14/2022 at 06:16 by Bazzybtec (Churchill Queensland Australia)        

Here are some pics of the unit and the pipe

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Post# 1156902 , Reply# 2   8/14/2022 at 09:29 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Replacement Air-Dome Tubing

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You can use about anything that fits tightly on both ends.


Just cut to the original length and install.


John L.

Post# 1156910 , Reply# 3   8/14/2022 at 12:04 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Is there a reason why your standpipe is so tall? Generally the lower it is, the faster and more thorough a machine drains. This is crucial for spin draining top loader washers.

Post# 1156949 , Reply# 4   8/14/2022 at 19:32 by bazzybtec (Churchill Queensland Australia)        

its high because it was what i had on hand to test the machine. this is not where the machine will be used it will be put in the Garage properly along with 4 other machines when the garage is built.

I cut the damaged bit off and it seems to fill properly now

This post was last edited 08/14/2022 at 21:09
Post# 1157243 , Reply# 5   8/17/2022 at 22:24 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Here are some pics of the unit and the pipe

Every wire inside is yellow??
Why would Whirlpool do that?

Post# 1157246 , Reply# 6   8/17/2022 at 22:36 by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Perhaps the machine had some work done to it and whoever did it used the same wire throughout the wiring process they did.

I totally agree with you. It seems strange it would be wired that way

Post# 1157247 , Reply# 7   8/17/2022 at 22:48 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia)        
every wire the same colour

Common in looms of the time in Australia - each wire is printed with a letter or number at each end, corresponding to marks at each terminal. So you connect wire A to terminal A at the timer, wire B to terminal B and so on.


You can see the wires are printed with CMAPL - Cable Makers Australia Proprietary Limited.


In the photo above you can see the CMAPL and wire size details printed in grey, repeated along each wire, and a red terminal ID printed about 1 inch back from the end of each wire. The red numbers (or letters) are the terminal IDs.

Post# 1157270 , Reply# 8   8/18/2022 at 07:42 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
All one color wiring

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This was fairly common in the US as well early on.

Norge washers at all white wiring, early whirlpool belt washing machines at all white wiring but use blue or yellow just for the motor circuit.

Itís a little more expensive to have many different color rolls of wiring around to make a hardest thatís all color coded by wire color.

These earlier US machines also had little markings at the ends of each wire with numbers to tell you where they went.

John L

Post# 1158296 , Reply# 9   8/31/2022 at 02:07 by bazzybtec (Churchill Queensland Australia)        

yeah from what i can see of this machine it does not look like it has been opened or touched until i received it. at least this upper part anyway. everything in it is very clean and neat. with exception to the basket drive being stuck.

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