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Washer won't stop filling with water.

When I start my washing machine it will not stop filling the tub with water no matter which water level I pick. I saw on another site someone said it might be the water level switch, is there a way to test that?

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  • lonewolfg Dec 22, 2008

    washer is a whirlpool and does the same thing but the hose is not off and does not have a pin hole?

  • Airbornesky May 16, 2009

    Water wont stop filling tried to take screws out but there rusted and striped signed stuck

  • Kevin
    Kevin Jan 12, 2014

    This is a water problem not a washer problem.Water causes corrosion after time especially if you have well water.Here is an easy fix that will save money.Get some CLR.Remove both hot and cold hoses and drain.Fill both hoses with CLR,turn washer on warm cold,turn both valves on for a second and turn off.Repeat a few times then cycle the washer empty.Repeat steps until fixed.If this works you need to do this every few months.I came up with this fix a few years back and it has worked every time.

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Slick, first see if the hose came off the pressure switch. Just grab the end caps on each end of the control panel and pull them off, they snap on. Remove the two consol screws, pull foward and flip the consol up. See if the hose came off. If it did, just put it back on and use a zip tie to secure it. See attached photo. Catriver...post back.

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    Ron Marek Mar 18, 2007

    Far left is the pressure switch, (water level switch). See the hose that goes to it.

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If the tube to the pressure switch is in place, your problem is most likely the fill solenoids.

Often, grit, sand and other 'stuff' in your water supply will cause the solenoids to stick open.

To repair, pull the washer away from the wall, so you can access the area where your water hoses attach to the washing maching. Note: Turn the water off!

Disconnect the water hoses, allowing them to drain into a bucker. Identify the screws that go from the back of the washer into the item that the hoses attach to. Remove those screws and disconnect the hose(s) that go into the body of the washer. Remove the solenoid unit.

Go to an appliance repair center and, using the original solenoid as an example, purchase a new solenoid.

Reverse the removal procedure, and your done!

A couple more thoughts, in order to remove the solenoid, you may have to remove an access panel (or two). Also, keep track of your screws, hose clamps etc...

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Also make sure that the drain hose is not stuck far down the drain hole. This will cause a sicphoning effect. Pull the drain hose up some and see if the water stops where it should. I would try this first as it is the easiest to try.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

  • Wanda Smith Jan 17, 2013

    I know your post is over 3 years old BUT, we have had flooding and rains in our area for the past week and this AM but washer would not fill. I found your solution and it was exactly what was wrong with my 3 year old washer. Thank you so much!

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