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Water wont stop filling my washing machine

I think its only the hot water

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The hoses of the washer have gone faulty and they needs to be replaced to make it perfect.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A couple of possibilities:

  • defective water inlet valve. to check plug in machine, allow to fill with water, unplug, the water should stop filling if the v\inlet valve is OK, if water continues to fill, then it is faulty;
  • defective water level sensor/switch. this detects how much water is already inside;
  • part of the water level sensor/switch is the tubing. This in due course slips off, gets cut, cracks or plain worn.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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His often is a drain hose that is too low or a drain hose that has been pushed too far down inside the stand pipe....the water is actually siphoning out of the washer. Do not "seal" the drain hose to the house plumbing pipe, this will also allow the water to be siphoned out

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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    A quick test to split up your possible trouble makers:
    Let the washing machine fill with water and when the washer is about 1/2 full of water unplug the washers power cord from the wall outlet. If the water keeps flowing into the washing machine with the power cord pulled the fill valve ( where the hot and cold hoses are attached to your washer ) has mechanically stuck open and will have to be replaced. If the water shuts off when you remove it's power cord from the wall outlet, try plugging the washer in and out a couple more times and if the water stops each time the fill valve indicates as being good = on to the next trouble makers.
    The water level control is responsible for shutting off the power to the fill valve and redirects the power to the timer to start the washing machine running once the correct water level has occurred. The WLC itself could be bad. The WLC uses a hose that the water level pushes air into to tell the WLC what the water level is inside the washing machine...the hose could be pinched, fallen off of the tub spout, has a pin hole, clogged up with calcium or soap curd and the WLC cannot "sense" or "tell" what is happening inside the washer.
    A tip from Scott...
    Hello there, I came across your site after researching why our whirlpool model no. LSR7233EQ1 washer was overfilling and not going to the agitate cycle. I did the tests that was suggested on your site and the problem pointed towards the water control valve. I removed the 2 screws and flipped the panel back to access the switch and found the problem. The hose that goes to the switch had simply come off, probably from shaking from unbalanced loads. I reattached the hose and secured it better with a spring clamp that I had lying around and did the final test (which passed). The washer works great!! This piece of info, I hope could be useful to your site to advise people to look for this simple solution. If it was not for your outstanding site, I would not have known where to start on this problem and would have probably tossed the washer out the back door and bought a new one



  • smarttech Nov 23, 2008

    Washer Basics: Filling with water:
    The water fill valve - The water fill valve is a mechanical and electrical part, the coils on the valve need electricity to mechanically open the valve to allow the water to flow into the washer....myth....the washer pumps water into itself...no, it does not. The fill valve opens and the house water pressure pushes the water into the washing machine.
    No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can test a fill valve live for 120 volts, power to a fill valve coil and no fill = a bad fill valve. You can also test the coils for continuity, no continuity = a bad fill valve. Some Maytag washers have a fuse in the fill valve circuit, if this fuse let go the washer will not fill. Fill valves can also from time to time stick open and not stop filling. If you have to shut off the fill valves to stop the water from filling in the washer, you have a bad fill valve and you will have to replace it.



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What is the model maker of the unit...

check the control settings made on the unit. and also check the water level was functioning properly.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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