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Washing machine shut off valve leaks from on off lever.

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It appears your valve has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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After the wash cycle is over im finding water inside the machine. it seems to be filling up after the clothes are taken out.


Let's do some trouble shooting to eliminate various possibilities:

Can you find the shut off valves behind the Washing Machine?

Next time, when you are done with a load of wash, and won't be using it for awhile, SHUT OFF both the Hot and the Cold water valves (See the long black hoses going from the valves , into the machine?

(I suggest taping a small sign on the Washing Machine lid-- So you will remember to open the valves before you do your next load of wash!-- A Washing machine has a hard time washing, with the water valves shut off! :-) )

Did that stop the water in the machine bowl?

If that worked-- Then next time-- just shut off the HOT water valve-- see if it still stops the water in the bottom---
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machine supply hoses burst, be sure to install “no-burst” stainless-steel mesh hoses and lever-type shutoff valves,

as shown below. With these, you can easily turn off the levers for both hot and cold water between wash days.


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2) Determine whether the machine is oversudsing during wash loads, which can cause the machine to overflow. Reduce suds by pouring 1/2 cup of white vinegar in 1 quart water into the washer. Then switch to less detergent or a low-sudsing variety.

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