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Cold Water won't shut off

When my washer is filling, the cold water won't shut off. The washer begins agitating and the cold water is still running. I have to turn off the cold water at the faucet and then turn it back on again when the rinse cycle begins.

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Hi momma, sounds like the water inlet valve has got debris in it if it dont stop when the washer is off either then that is the trick the water inlet valve is where the hoses hook to the washer for the water to com in.if it oes stop when washer is off check and see if power is coming to it from the time while machine is off if you have power then it is the timer.now if the water will stop the hot only?during warm setting ? if only on cold see if the hot will stop on the hot setting if it dont replace the water level switch in the consol the on that controls the level not the temp if it does check the frist two let me know what you find out and i will help you get thru it
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This is often, if not all the time, a faulty fill valve, the fill valve has mechanically stuck open and is not fully shutting off when not the washer is not in use. This normally will become worse and could flood over the top of the washer = big mess .... replace the fill valve. The fill valve is the part the hot and cold water hoses are attached to.

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The water fill valve - The water fill valve is a mechanical and electrical part, the coils on the valve need electricity to mechanically open the valve to allow the water to flow into the washer....myth....the washer pumps water into itself...no, it does not. The fill valve opens and the house water pressure pushes the water into the washing machine.
No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can test a fill valve live for 120 volts, power to a fill valve coil and no fill = a bad fill valve. You can also test the coils for continuity, no continuity = a bad fill valve. Some Maytag washers have a fuse in the fill valve circuit, if this fuse let go the washer will not fill. Fill valves can also from time to time stick open and not stop filling. If you have to shut off the fill valves to stop the water from filling in the washer, you have a bad fill valve and you will have to replace it.

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Probably it is faultywater-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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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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U will need to change the cold water valve, very cheap and available from any appliance repair center like Sears.

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HI,

Please , try by removing cold water hose direct the hose into a bucket and fill the tub on the warm setting (flushing the cold valve) then try the washer again.

Let me know the result.

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  • Priya darshan Jan 09, 2009

    If it keeps filling you have a fill valve that is stuck open, if it
    stops filling there is something wrong in the water level circuit like
    a stuck fill level switch or the hose to the switch has come loose or
    has a hole in the hose.

    IF you still face the problem then you will have to replace the valve.


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That is because of a faulty inlet valve, only sporadically it is because of a defective control board.

The inlet valve must be tested, if it is fine then it is probably the control timer.


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    If you have not done it before unplug the machine from power for few minutes, or trip the circuit breaker, this may not fix it but must be done.

    As I said the inlet valve is stuck on open, and the technician must read voltages at the valve and energize it to check if it closes.

    If the valve is faulty must be replaced.

    If it is fine, check wiring and control board.

    If water comes out during all cycle, it is not a water level switch.

    If you give me the model number I can find parts and schematics.

    help finding the model number on your appliance


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