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The water will not go into tub, keeps overflowing and flooding my laundry room

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If the water will stop filling when you stop the machine, then you need to replace the "pressure switch" on the unit. Here is the part to order.

If you have to turn the water off at the faucet to get it to stop filling, then you need to replace the "water inlet valve" on the unit. Here is that part to order.

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Maytag discharge into wastepipe backs up, floods laundry room.

best approach is be sure to clean drain pipe build up over the years may have created partial blockage

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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the water level sensor is defective and need to be replaced

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't shut off machine turns off after a few seconds

You may have a burnt motor. This is usually caused by a clog in the pump. Sometimes small items such as socks find its way to the pump. It could also be the timer itself. If there is a burning smell when that happend it is probably the motor.

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SOURCE: My Maytag Performa washer loves to flood the house!!!!

sounds like pressure switch is bad or pressure hose is plugged or water valve is bad or drain overflowing

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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SOURCE: filled with water and won't drain

Hello,
You’re in the FAV6800a/FAV9800A forum so I’ll assume it’s one of those models. You can do this from Service Mode the method I prefer less messy, just follow this process it’s in the SM but I typed out for ya.

To pump out the excess tub water while failing to complete spin cycle.

I would go to page 16 of the SM lower right hand part of page, Board Output Test and turn on the drain pump in service mode to pump out the tub.

Enter the Service Mode by pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00”

Pressing the Delicates key will lock the lid. Now press the Presoak key the drain pump will turn on. Stop with the off button or hit the Presoak key.


Sorry to hear about the over fill. May be you have a stuck water valve or stuck pressure switch. If you want some help just verify the Model type…..Rich
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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