This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the air pressure tube (or water level pressure switch hose) on a Whirlpool washer. The most common reason for replacing the air pressure tube is if the washer is overfilling.
All of the information for this water level pressure switch hose replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper
Tools needed: quarter-inch socket or nut driver, putty knife, flat-head screwdriver
Before you replace the air pressure tube in your washer be sure to unplug the power cord.
Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to unthread the screw securing the wiring harness and tube guard and remove the guard.
Insert a putty knife under the control panel to release the two spring clips securing the panel.
Pull the panel forward to release it.
Next, unthread the screws securing the lower rear access panel.
Detach the panel and support it.
Detach the old air pressure tube from the control board.
Cut the tape securing the tube to the wiring harness where necessary.
Use a flat-head screwdriver to release the tube retaining brackets.
Detach the old air pressure tube from the tub port, slide it out of the retainer and remove it.
Prepare the new air pressure tube for installation by transferring the bumper sleeve from the old tube to the new one.
Trim the tube to the appropriate length for your washer if necessary.
Slide the new tube through the retainer and attach it to the tub port.
Secure the tube in the retaining brackets.
Use tape to secure the tube to the wiring harness.
Slide the opposite end of the tube through the upper rear panel and attach it to the control board.
Secure the tube to the wiring harness to reduce slack.
Realign the lower rear access panel and replace the screws to secure.
Realign the control panel on the upper rear panel, making sure the tabs are inserted into the slots in the main top.
Push the control panel down to snap the spring clips into place.
Reposition the wiring harness and tube guard and rethread the screw to secure.
With the repair completed plug the power cord back in and your washer should be ready for use.