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GE washer keeps filling with water.

GE washer keeps filling with cold water... even when unplugged. I can only stop it by turning off the cold water. Please help.

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  • jcampbell Sep 10, 2007

    Thank You.
    Replaced the part and it works great !

    Great Info - great site.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    sometimes when washing .it goes thru cycle tub overflows. about 1 out 15 loads.

  • cowpeople5 Jul 22, 2008

    my ge keeps filling with cold wate ,the only way i can get it to stop is to manually turn off the cold water

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when filling the washer t doesn't stop it keep filling until it over fills



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It sounds like you have a bad fill valve assembly. Normally the valve opens and closes by an electrically activated solenoid which is usually controlled by a pressure switch. However...IF the diaphragm that closes on the valve is broken, has a hole in it, cannot close all the way due to an obstruction, or if your water pressure is too low, the valve will remain open and water will leak by. Since you didn't mention any problems with the hot water side of the valve, I would suspect that water pressure probably isn't a problem. Turn the water off and remove the hoses to the fill valve on the back of the washer. Inspect the cold water side for any obstructions and/or check for any damage to the valve itself. If you don't find anything obvious, replacing the fill valve will probably correct your problem. I hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Sep 11, 2007

    Glad I could be of some help. And, I'm glad you you were able to fix your washer yourself.



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