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Hello o511 ,
Welcome to Fixya,

My name Is Huuum.
And I have your solution to why this is happening to your washer!


You said, water overflowing & not spinning out

Here are three reasons why this is happening

1. Faulty Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve isthe device that meters water from the supply lines into your wash tub. On domestic washers, there are two lines, one hot the other cold. Thesevalves are susceptible to mineral build-up and sediment deposits. There are two common failure modes:

Failure Mode One: Valve will not open.
Ifyou can verify that the solenoid on the valve body is receiving therequisite voltage and the valve will not open, then it is faulty. Since the solenoids operate independently, it is likely that one sideof the valve will work and the other will not. This can produce strandresults such as a very hot wash when warm is selected (due to no coldwater). Or the reverse in that the wash water is cold when warm isselected. If mineral or hard water deposits are a problem, you maywitness a substantial increase in the time required for the tub tofill. This is caused be a decrease in the flow ware of the valve.

Failure Mode Two: Valve opens but will not close.
Thisis verified by a valve that allows water to flow into the tub eventhough no power is being supplied to the solenoid. This one is usuallyquickly diagnosed when the machine begins to overflow and the powerplug for the washer is disconnected from the wall. However, this willnot stop the water from flowing into the machine. The water must beshut off at the wall. As with the previous failure mode, the variant ofthis failure mode is that it may take the valve a while to completelybridge the flow of water after the power has been removed from thesolenoid.

How to Diagnose?
There are acouple of ways to diagnose a faulty valve. However, there is a simpletest that one can perform that will usually let you know if the waterinlet valve is faulty.

Scenario:
When set to cold washand rinse, the unit will not fill. When set to warm wash and coldrinse the washer will fill with hot water only and will fail to rinse. This is a common scenario where the cold water side of the valve doesnot appear to be contributing to the fill, but the hot water sidedoes. This symptom could be easily reversed where cold water is beingsupplied, but never hot water.

So, how can the problem bedetermined? It is as simple as switching the wire harness plugs on thehot and cold side. In the example above where the cold water is neverbeing supplied, the symptoms would be the opposite when the wiringharnesses were switched. So the machine would produce only produce cold when warm or hot is selected. No water should be present when youselect cold. This verifies that the timer, wiring and switches are allin working order. Assuming this tests checks out, you simply need toreplace the water inlet valve.

2. Faulty water level (pressure) switch
The water level(pressure) switch detects the hight of the water in the wash tub by thepressure it creates. Much like your ears feel greater pressure whenyou dive into the deep end of the swimming pool, this switch senses theincrease in pressure from water added to the tub. The size of the loadyou select determines how much prssure is required before the switchtells the water inlet valve to close.

If voltage is still being supplied to the water inlet valves and the tub is full, then the water level switch is likely faulty.


3.
Faulty Water Level Switch Supply Tube
The tube that connectsthe water level (pressure) switch to the outer wash tub must havepressure integrity for the washer to be able to determine the correctwater level. There are four possible problems that can prevent thistube from performing its duties.

  1. The tube can become clogged with lint or debris. This canprevent water from entering the tube and therefore not apply pressureto the switch.
  2. The tube can become cracked. Much like astraw in a soft drink, if the supply tube has a crack in it, it can notsend pressure to the switch.
  3. The tube has become kinked. If the tube becomes kinked, it can not send pressure to the switch.
  4. Thetube has become disconnected from either the tub or the switch. Ifeither of these occurs it can not send pressure to the switch.
To prevent leaks, it is wise to replace a water level switch supplytube that has become brittle. Failure of this tube during operation ofthe washer could result in a sustained water leak.

RESULTS IN :
Ifthe water level switch is not resetting once the water is drain, powerwill not be available to operate the motor during spin.

I believe I solved the reason why you ar overflowing and not spinning!
Let me know how it goes!
Thank You ,
Huuum,

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Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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