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GE WBSR WASHER WATER OVERFLOWS

My washer wasn't spinning so we took it apart to see if one of the tubes was obstructed...my husband found that the belt had come off so he bought a new one and replaced it...now the washer is spinning, but when we added clothes to it the water overflowed into the kitchen. The tub is draining and spinning so we were able to get the water out, but it doesn't stop when you put water in.

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  • mcmair2 Dec 20, 2008

    He did disconnect the water level sensor and forgot to reconnect it, but he reconnected it and the water still won't stop. The main program button is turning properly, but I don't think it is agitating. It is spinning correctly.

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He probably disconnected the water level sensor when replacing the belt or the timer is dead.
Check for any unconnected sensor or check if the main program button is turning propely..
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