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Washer or Dishwasher Fills with Water when off

If you have a problem with your washer or dishwasher continuing to fill with water after the valve has closed, then you this tip will help you understand why that is happening. I have noticed that there have been many questions lately on www.fixya.com about this problem, so I am writing a tip about the problem to try to fully explain the different causes of the problem and what you can do to fix this problem.


If you are working on a dishwasher then the valve that is causing the problem will probably look something like this, and will be located under the dishwasher where the water connection is. This is what the valve looks like if you take it apart to clean it. If the right kind of dirt, like sand gets through the screen and gets embedded in the seat of the valve, it will hold it open slightly, causing it to leak.

By taking it apart you may be able to get the debris out of the valve seat and get it to close fully again.


If the water does not even slow up when you unplug or turn off the power, then the valve has totally come apart inside and cleaning it will not help you. You will need to replace the valve if that happens.


Washing machine valves are very similar, but are a double valve, one side is hot and the other is cold. If you have water running in your washing machine, when it should not be, then you need to determine if it is the hot or the cold water that is running. Then you can also possibly fix the washing machine valve by taking it apart and cleaning it also, just like the dishwasher valve.


Some of the newer washing machines may also have valves that look very different because they mix the water to a temperature as it is going in. If you have one of these valves they are much more complicated to take apart to clean. If you try to take one of these valves apart, pay very close attention to how it comes part so that you can get it back together again.


The main thing to remember when looking to find out why the water will not shut off going into your dishwasher or washing machine, is that the electrically operated valve may not be able to shut off completely if there is debris caught inside the valve. Finding out if the valve closes some, but not completely will tell you if the problem will require just a cleaning or a complete replacement of the valve.

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