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Water filling tub

When my washer is not in use water fills the tub. So I've been having to turn the water off after every load. Then today I figured out that it's just the cold water that continues to run and fill the tub. I can leave the hot water turned on without a problem.

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    Debs May 11, 2010

    this sounds like the water valve is faulty.

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You need a new cold inlet valve fitting.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: The washer fills and begins agitation, but

There is a pressure switch which stops the fill cycle, It is attached to the drum by a clear
tube. as the water comes up in the tank, pressure builds inside a cup that is molded on
the side of the tank, if the inlet to the pressure switch becomes plugged with lint, it
will cause this symptom. The switch is located behind the control panel. Unplug washer
and remove two philips head screws at bottom corners of the panel. It will usually hinge back. Inside is the float switch. Try removing the tube and blow into it, this will
clear the end, then see if it corrects the problem, if not then the switch has failed.
Hope this is of help to you.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

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SOURCE: cold water won't stop filling the tub

The cold water valve is probably stuck open. It should open only when there is voltage across the valve. It could just be clogged inside. If you can remove it, you might be be able to take it apart and clean it. Just make a note of how parts fit together as you are taking it apart. Clean all parts with old toothbrush and reassamble. Before you reinstall, connect it to a garden hose outside. No water should come out when you turn the hose on. If it still fails, just buy a new valve.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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