Washer keeps on pumping water, and it overflows. someone says i have to change water-level switch. Is it right? Can someone instruct me how to open to find and replace the switch if that's the problem?
Kenmore (sears) told me it's going to cost $65 service fee + installation.
Also, there will be labor fee along with parts cost.
We would like to fix it our own, so i would appreciate it if someone could help us how to fix step by step
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Re: Kenmore 70 series Washer- Water overflows
The most likely cause is a split or cracked hose to the water level knob on the front panel. To get to it, take a putty knife and slide it into the front corners between the lid and the front panel to pop open the spring clips. Flip the top back and follow the little rubber hose from the control panel down to the bottom of the tub. Loosen the spring hose clips and pull the hose off. Check carefully for cracks or splits and replace if needed, which it most likely does. If you found this helpful please don't forget to rate it. If it doesn't help, forget we ever had this discussion (just kidding).
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1) the water inlet valve that the hoses from the house plumbing attach to is sticking open,when it sticks it will stick open regardless if thier is power to the machine or not,so to determine if that is the problem,start the washer and quickly unplug it,if the water continues to fill, that valve is sticking
2) the water level switch is defective,do the same as far as starting it,if the fill stops when power disconected it's the water level switch that is in need of replacement
Good luck, i hope this will help you to fix your washer,Gene
When the washer is turned on, the water inlet switch is closed allowing water to flow thru the inlet valve. When it senses that the machine is to the level selected by the water level dial, the switch opens shutting the inlet valves.
If the switch or valve is defective, water will continue to enter the machine.
The Whirlpool Service Manual has testing procedures (basis continuity tests with a multimeter) for both the switch and valve.
I recently had this problem. It was found that the main drive belt broke and the washer would fill but not spin, agitate or drain. I replaced the belt and everything worked again. A defective or disconnected cover switch would also cause the same problem.
if the water was overflowing from the top of the tub it sounds like the pressure hose came loose. tilt the control panel back and you will prob see the hose that connects to the left side (where you adjust the water level) has come loose. cut about 1/4 inch off of it and re-connect it.
This could be from a few things. First test. Turn on the washer to fill it up about 3/4 the way. Now turn it back off. Does the water stop? No? You probably have a bad water valve. Replace it. Yes? Listen for the sounds of running water or look for water on the floor. Do you see/ hear this? Yes? Your pressure hose has probably come off, reattach it. If it does turn off and there is not further sounds or leaking water, you probably need to replace your pressure switch.
Does the water stop when you push the timer in or are you having to shut the spigots off?? If it stops when the timer is pushed in then you have a problem with the pressure switch. There are quite a few tricks to axcessing your machine's components but if you are handy ill attemt to help.