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Washer overflows. does not sense load size. - Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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  • dclmetz May 11, 2009

    i guess i have to call someone in to do this job since i have a broken hand. right?

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Yes you are absolutely right.as it will be safe and helpful to call somebody.
this will be helpful.
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Overflow is usually caused by a ?stuck-open? fill valve, This can also be caused by the fill system control components: pressure switch, pressure tube, or pressure tube dome/port First of all, determine whether your overflow condition is mechanical or electrical. Start the washer filling, then turn the timer off by pushing the knob in. If the fill continues, pull the washer plug. If filling continues with the washer unplugged, you have a mechanical problem - nearly always a stuck valve ***?y. Replace the fill valve. If however, the fill stops when you unplug the machine, you are looking at an electrical fill control problem, and it gets a little more complicatedHere a small piece of rubber or plastic tubing is handy. Unplug the washer and open the console where you?ll see the pressure switch. This is the switch with a small rubber tube, usually clear, sometimes black, attached. Pull this tube off and replace it with your short tubing. Blow a bit of pressure into the switch using your mouth, and listen for a click, then another when you release the pressure. Plug the washer back in and start the washer filling again. With it filling, again blow a bit of pressure into the switch. If the switch is good, the fill should stop and the machine should start to agitate. This verifies that the pressure switch is working, and causes us to suspect the pressure tubing or a clogged port/dome to which it connects. Wipe off the end of the original tube you removed from the switch, and blow into it. You?re blowing air down into the tank now, and you should feel very little restriction. If it is very hard or impossible to blow through this tube, the tank dome or port is clogged. If your washer is a newer Whirlpool product (Whirlpool, Estate, Kenmore, Kitchenaid, Roper) with the plastic tank, these too are known for clogging, but are tougher to clear. They?re best cleaned from the inside, which means pulling the cabinet and tub. Not beyond the reach of the handyman, this job does require a special spanner wrench to remove the tub nut, as well as the removal of some other components

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