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Kenmore washer 8566645 wont stop filling and overflows

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

zeusfaber
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SOURCE: washing machine overflowing

I'd have a look at your water level detector to start with. Usually a narrow bore hose running from near the bottom of the drum to a pressure switch somewhere near the top of the machine. Most common problem is that the hose gets blocked with gunk. With the machine off and drained, try removing the hose and giving both it and the barb on the drum that it came from a good clean through. A.

Posted on Jul 17, 2007

huuum
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SOURCE: Kenmore elite SM9711174

Hello kenmooreMOMMY, ,
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

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Like with an error code.
This can reset the system.
For starters unplug the washer and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
If you can't reach the plug, use the breaker to cut the power for 5 minutes.

It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
But in my opinion it is most likely a switch problem in the control board.

let me know how it works out.

How old is the appliance?



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The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
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You have a Kenmore washer. It's a top loader, and when the machine is filling up it just keeps on filling and won't stop. It doesn't go to any other cycle cause it's just filling and filling. It overflows all over the place. What can You do to fix this problem. You're clueless.



Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series washer

if the water was overflowing from the top of the tub it sounds like the pressure hose came loose. tilt the control panel back and you will prob see the hose that connects to the left side (where you adjust the water level) has come loose. cut about 1/4 inch off of it and re-connect it.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

Thunder55
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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 Series top loader washer overflows

It will not be a sensor,,,it will be what is called a "Ball **** valve" and they are pretty cheap to replace.
This same valve is in your toilet tank.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

kel1guy2002
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SOURCE: water keeps going and overflows

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

You will have to open the top panel for steps below

Water level control is handled by the water level pressure switch inside the top panel. It is about 3.25 inches in diameter, has 3 wires connected to it and a hose that looks like a small vacuum line.

Check that vacuum looking line for any holes, kinks or disconnects.

You will need about 3 feet of the same knid of line available from any autoparts store for this test.

Remove the machine side hose and connect the 3 ft hose you just obtained. DO NOT drop the machine hose into the machine.

Place the timer on the wash cycle and start the cycle
Result = fill

Force air into the hose orally until you hear a click.
Result = fill stop agitation begin

If it does not pass this test then the pressure switch is bad.

If water never stops flowing the water inlet valve has debris internally and will probably have to be replaced.

Don't forget to reconnect the machine side hose to the pressure switch.

Thanks for using FixYa!

Kelly

Then remove the vacuum

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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Hello,Sounds like a problem with either the inlet valve or the pressure switch, way to determine which one is... while it is filling pull the plug..if water keeps filling it's the inlet valve..if it stops filling it's the pressure switch..The inlet valve is normally located in the back of the machine where the hoses hook up. The pressure switch can normally be found inside the control panel with a small rubber tube attached to it. You should replace the faulty part. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again..good luck!! Mike

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I water filter located under the tub and in line with the water pump is also a possibility.

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