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Intermittent Overfill on Start of Cycle and/or Rinse Cycle

GE top loader WJSR2070B2WW has intermittent overfilling problem. Water continues to flow after plug is pulled from wall. When water supply is shut off and turned back on, filling does not continue. What needs to be replaced?

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  • Charles McCook Mar 11, 2009

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to our problem. Would the water valve you suggest replacing be the same as the "water level switch" shown in the parts diagram?

  • Charles McCook Mar 11, 2009

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to our problem. Would the water valve you suggest replacing be the same as the "water level switch" shown in the parts diagram?

  • Charles McCook Mar 11, 2009

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to our problem. Would the water valve you suggest replacing be the same as the "water level switch" shown in the parts diagram?

  • Charles McCook Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks! I really appreciate your time.

  • Charles McCook Mar 12, 2009

    Fantastic! The part was easy to install, and we're all fixed. Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    water over flow

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Replace the water valve.
Problem solved.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    steve Mar 11, 2009

    No. The water inlet valve is the valve the water hoses connect to.

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    steve Mar 11, 2009

    Would you please give this technician a rating.

    Thank you.

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    steve Mar 12, 2009

    Good for you.

    Thank you for the rating.

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