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As washing machine cycles, the water never completely stops

Our pipesburst in the wall near the washing machine. Ever since this happened when we start a load of wash the water enters the tank and it goes through it's cycle but the water never really stops coming into the washer. So when it's time to drain and spin the washer never stops because there is always water.
It seems like a valve isn't closing all the way...maybe when the pipes burst it cracked a vlave or something?

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  • 1heathermaxw Jan 27, 2009

    water never stops unless I turn it off.

    is there an online site that shows me the inside of my washer so I can find out how to get to the solenoid?

  • 1heathermaxw Jan 27, 2009

    i need to know 1) why is the water still running and 2) how do i fix it?

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The following link will show you the diagrams for your machine:

Here's the user manual:
http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-90295-1.PDF

In particular see the last page (p.12)

The valve in question may be the automatic temperature control valve.

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Check to see if there are any kinks in the hose. Are the hot and cold water valves open fully? If you think the water fill valve is stuck open, disconnecting the power to either the solenoid or the appliance should prevent water from flowing through the valve. If this doesn't stop the water flow, the valve itself is probably bad and should be replaced.
There is a water level switch that controls the water fill valve by sensing how much water pressure there is in the wash tub. It's usually operated by water pressure in a tube with air in it. When the air in the tube compresses as the wash tub fills, the pressure gets read by this device. If the tube or diaphragm in this device has a slow leak, your washer may act oddly. An example would be that it fills and starts to agitate, fills more, goes back to agitate, and so on, leading to an overfill or overflow problem.
If the tube or diaphragm in the water level switch has a really bad leak, the water level switch won't detect any pressure whatsoever, and will not stop the water flow.
On occasion, the washer doesn't stop filling, and the water level falls or won't fill up. This can be caused by a household drain problem. If this drain system backs up, it can cause a back-siphon situation which can actually pull water out through the washer pump. To correct this, either rooter out the drain system (recommended), or install a drain valve called a Vacuum Break Valve in the drain line. This will relieve the vacuum, and will usually allow proper drainage of the system. Also, make sure the washer drain hose is not under the level of water in a utility sink during draining.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 28, 2009

    check the water level switch that controls the valve and also valve if possible replace

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Hi

This can be fixed by :

Tighten hoses at the faucets and turn the water off after to the fill hoses at the each use.
water source • Check condition of the fill hoses; they should be replaced every 5 years.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Jan 27, 2009


    Hi



    This can be fixed by :



    Tighten hoses at the faucets and turn the water off after to the fill hoses at the each use.

    water source •
    Check condition of the fill hoses; they should be replaced every 5 years.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 27, 2009

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    Insert free end of drain hose A into drain opening of your home. If water valves and drain are built into wall, fasten drain hose to one of water hoses with cable tie B provided (ribbed side on inside). If your drain is a standpipe, fasten drain hose A to standpipe with cable B provided.

    Note: If drain hose facility does not meet 30” minimum height requirement, thread drain hose through supplied antiphon clip C and mount to cabinet back as shown.

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Inside the machine near the drum is a float like device that shuts the water intake off when the float reaches the level set by your dials. That part probably cracked or was affected in some other way by the cold temperature as its never does go dry completely.

You can lift the lid off the washer. There are release pins in the front a flat head screwdriver can release. Life it up and look over the condition of the device that responds to water level. You should see the plumbing for this and follow it with a flashlight until you see the issue. Check for anything out of the ordinary in that area. This is likely an area that has failed since you had a hard freeze.

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Welcome to Fixya! He has no Clue. Open the Part of the Washer Where the Water line Goes into the Washer. There is an Inlet Valve. Where the Water comes in. Remove this Valve and Wiring, Make sure to Diagram how it comes off for Install. This is going to be your Problem. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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The solenoid is located right where the water line connect to the washer

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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    Randy Hough Jan 28, 2009

    1) Turn off the electricity to the washer. If the water *stopped* filling when power was disconnected, the problem would usually be in the control system of the machine. If the water still continues, then the plunger in the water valve is either stuck open or slow to close. Try turning the water faucets off an on a few times. This small jolt might unstick the water valve. If not, it will need replacing.



    2) There could be a problem with the water level switch.



    3) There is a pressure switch hose that is attached to an air dome. This switch tells the washer that there is water in the tub and allows the agitator to start.
    - Remove the control panel and you will notice a small hose. See if it popped off of the air dome. If it did, secure it with a zip tie.

    If water flow continues, but drains out immediately, then raise the drain hose above the highest water level line of the tub. Do not seal the drain hose to the discharge pipe. This could cause a siphoning action.

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Does water ever stop entering the washer? Or do you have to turn the water off to make it stop?

If you have to turn the water off, then it sounds like there may be a piece of trash in the solenoid valve in the washer. Either remove and see if you can clean out, or replace.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 27, 2009

    Yes.

    I just looked at it on SearsPartsDirect.com. Water valve is on the other side of the panel where the water hoses screw into the washer.

    Turn water off.
    Disconnect hoses.
    Slide washer out.
    Get screwdriver/nut driver, remove panel.
    Remove valve assembly.

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