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Water overflow no problems until yesterday when the water just kept flowing regardless of size setting. I replaced the water sensor and thought it was OK but after 3 loads it overflowed again. I replaced the water shutoff valve (and solenoid) but this was not the problem either. Water is still overflowing.

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Re: water overflow

When u replaced the sensor was it the round one that has a clear pipe going to it if ti wasnt u will need to replace it if it was then take the clear pipe off and blow down the pipe this will reset the wayer pressure sensor and should stop the washer from overflowing m8

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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Maytag washer PAV2300 water over flow

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