My maytag washer flooded my utility room because we couldn't get the water to stop running in washer. we turned it to spin, that did nothing. we even turned it off and that didn't work. finally we unplugged it and that stopped the overflow. washer is only about 4 yrs old. is this something we can fix or can it be fixed?
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I would recommend calling your homeowners insurance and having them take care of the damage. As far as what is wrong with the washer? That needs to be diagnosed. I found this link: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/200684-why-does-my-maytag-washing-machine-overflow
Its sounds like you have a siphon going on, this happens when the drain hose it too low during fill and as the water enters the unit it exits through the drain hose. To stop this the drain hose needs to be higher than the tub itself, meaning: raise the drain hose behind the washer to about control panel area. This will or should stop the siphon effect and allow the water to remain in the tub. If the drain hose is low this siphon will start again.
I hope this helps
It does seem that in your case it would be cheaper to by a new machine.but you can look up the parts if you want to at www.searspartsdirect.com and price them yourself.the motor runs about 130.00 dollars and the transmission if needed runs 253.82 dollars.the tubs run about 130.00 dollars each
Experienced a similar matter w/ ours that resulted in $3000 worth of floor damage in our house. The solution was an $85 service call for a tech to come out and reconnect a tube that detects when the machine has filled to the proper hight. Without this mechanism in place the washer thought it needed to continue filling (in our case it fille for 2 hours while we were gone). Sorry, never learned the proper name of this water pressure sensor.
Are you on a well? Often people with a lot of sediment in water get sick of the screens in water valve plugging up so they remove them. NEVER remove these screens. If any sediment gets into valve it can hold it open causing flooding.
If you unplug unit and water still comes in you must replace valve.