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Leveling switch for water amount is wrong tub over flows

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Without a brand or model number this will be very general.

If the machine will stop filling when you turn off the power to it:
Remove the tube which runs from the lower area of the tub up towards the water level switch. Cut off about two inches, or clean out the build up of gunk inside the tub end of the tube and poke a wire into the tub side of where it came off of to clean that out too. In the future, every few months run a load with no clothes, the hottest water your machine delivers, lowest water level, with several cups of regular liquid bleach added. This will help prevent the gunk from building up again.

If turning off power to the machine does not stop water from filling: Replace inlet water valve which is not sealing off completely

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CHECK TO SEE IF THE DRAIN HOSE IS RAISED ABOVE THE REQUIRED HEIGHT. IF THE WATER IS OVER FLOWING THE TUB THEN IT IS USUALLY THE A BLOCKAGE IN THE PRESSURE SWITCH HOSE, OR SOME INABILITY OF THE WATER LEVEL SWITCH TO MEASURE THE AMOUNT OF WATER IN THE TUB.

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Here is how it works:
You activate the wash cycle and power goes to the motor and water valve.
So either the water valve or the motor but not both will run. Why? The water level switch has 3 wires. A common hot wire and a wire to the water valve and to the motor. The king of the highway the water level switch is the boss dawg. But is has help from mother nature. A rubber tube is placed at the bottom of the tub. It is connected to that water level switch and air tight. As the water rises in the tub the air pressure inside that tube rises.
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Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.

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