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Water keeps flowing

The water just keeps going into the washing machine even when the power is turned off. It is a whirlpool lhw0050pq4.

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    I won't know until the part is replaced. I appreciate your help and advice.

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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.
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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. As for now a washing machine has been saved and I suppose that I now have the extra money to buy my wife a dishwasher. Thank you much for the informative site. Scott

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Hi,

If your washer is overfilling, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Water-level switch
Water-inlet valve Adefect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able toshut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. Ifthis occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. Intime, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you needto replace the valve.

Water-level switch Adefect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that itcan't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switchsenses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragmdevice with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and thebottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tubincreases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When thepressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts offthe water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You caneither clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-levelswitch.


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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.

Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.

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If the water does not stop flowing into the machine, that means that there is probably a defective inlet valve that does not close, unplug power cord.

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    Ginko Dec 12, 2008

    If the machine keep filling with water, even after it had been turned off, and power plug disconnected that means that the water valve is stuck opened.

    If the machine keep filling with water, even after it had been turned
    off, but only with power plug connected that means that the either water valve is
    stuck opened or the water level switch is stuck.

    Follow the solution explained on the website below:

    My automatic washing machine keeps filling and the water

    I quote:

    "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
    "


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