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Washer Problem: > when the water fills the tub, it doesn't stop. It overfils on to the floor. Have to monitor the filling of the tub when washing clothes. Had to put a plastic tub on the bottom of washer. > there is air in the water line that makes a moaning sound when water is running in to the tub. > at times the washer will start on its own in a off position. Scared us to death!!

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There is a thin tube going from the control to the drain area near the exit of your machine... this tube is likely to be clogged. Remove the clog & to check blow into it to see that it is free, refit.

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Cold water will not stop running

I am assuming that you are having a problem with the cold water overfilling the machine. If only the cold water is overfilling and not the hot, then the fill valve is sticking.

If both hot and cold are contributing to the overflow when the washer is set to 'warm', then it is also possible that the fill valve hose (that goes from the tub to the fill valve switch) may be loose or disconnected (or possibly clogged).

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Water is all over the floor from the washing machine. What could be the problem

water pump, hose or tub.. depends when you noticed water. After it was filled? during draining or filling? Also a clogged drain will cause backwash. Holes in tub from rust will leak out water, water pump cracked can leak water or hoses to drain or to washer not sealed or cracked. Overfill from a faulty fill valve can also do that, but then you'd see lots of water all obver on that one.

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Ultimate Care II - water doesn't stop at the fill line, keeps filling to overflow and will not agitate

If the washer overfills, it may be something as simple as a detached or broken air hose on the pressure switch. The following link explains:

The pressure switch on top loaders is located behind the load level selector knob on the operator console. The pressure switch on front loaders will be located inside the cabinet, usually mounted along the back interior wall. In the case of certain Maytag front loaders, the pressure switch is actually located under the tub. The principles of operation on all of them is the same, though. They all have an electrical connection and an air hose that detects the pressure from the tub as the water level rises.

If the pressure switch is not able to detect the water level properly, it will not shut off and the washer will never begin the wash cycle. Instead, you get a tub overflowing on your laundry room floor.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Another source of an overflow could be the water inlet valve. This is usually a slow fill fill that you find when the washer is sitting idle over night. A quick test to determine the source of the problem is to unplug the washer. If the water stops - pressure switch. If the water continues to fill - water inlet valve.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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What would cause the washer to overfill the tub?

If water is overflowing and you disconnect power to the machine. then:
A. It continues to fill: Replace water fill valve. (the part the fill hoses screw onto)
B. It stops filling: Most likely has a plugged tube from the tub to the water level switch.

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Washer over fills and floods the floor

Morning. There is a Water fill level switch in your unit that monitors the level of the fill process. this switch is malfunctioning and, it will need to be replaced asap if possible.

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Water will not stop filling tub.

the problem is that your pressure switch is not working properly. if you take the screws out of the back of the head you will find the pressure switch. first unplug the washer then undo the hose from pressure switch. blow trew the hose, then blow into the pressure switch if you hear the pressure switch click then re assemble and try again put on small load and watch if fills almost to the top or over flows replace pressure switch

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Washer overfills

hi thanks for the question i would check the water level hose. it sometimes gets lint in that small hose remove hose anc clean thanks the appliance doc

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When washer is in super wash cycle water will not stop causingthe tub to over fill running onto the floor.

It sounds like you are trying to use the largest water level setting. If this is correct you may have a pressure switch problem.

First turn the timer to spin and get all of the water out, that start a washer cycle with the water level set to the small or low setting and see if the washer fills to this level. if it stops at the low level great Now if it continues to fill and does stop you may need a pressure switch or the hose needs to be replaced that runs from the tub to the pressure switch.

Now set at the medium level and try again. does it stop or over fill?

If it over fills you probably need a pressure switch however before you purchase this, make sure the hose is in good condition one pin hole will cause your overfill condition.

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A defective pressure switch can interfere with the cycles that depend upon the switch to indicate when water has filled or emptied from the tub. It can also result in underfilling or overfilling of the tub. The switch routes current from the timer control to the temperature switch and the water inlet valve when the tub needs to be filled. Once full, the pressure switch cuts the current and reroutes it to the motor on the timer control to continue the cycle.

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