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Washer continures to fill up with water to the point of over flowing and won't start a cycle

My washing machine will not stop filling with water. It over flowed. It won't start a cycle. Please hep me.

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  • frances jones May 23, 2009

    I will try and locate this wire. My washer is a top load. Will your possible solution apply to the same top load washer?

    I will let you know the out come. Thank you very much for your help.

  • frances jones May 24, 2009

    Hi, I have opened the back of the washer. I see the wire plug conections in place. There was one wire with a little round circle on it which I really can't see where it could go. Please can you tell me what the valve looks like . I really appriciate your help as I can't aford a repair man.

    Thank you

  • frances jones Jun 22, 2009

    Hi there,

    Well I was able to get a new valve and put it in today, but the water still keeps filling and won't start the cycle. It will spin, it just won't agitate. Any other suggestions. I just don't know what to do next. Please help me.



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Is most probably the inlet valve at the rear of the machine where the inlet hose connects too.
May have to remove the rear panel to gain access to valve, it may just be a wire has come off
Hope this helps

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    Harry Goodwin May 24, 2009

    It should apply to most washing machines on the market as the water must have a shut off valve or the water will keep filling the machine which is what it is doing, that is why I think it is the valve or possibly a loose wire but i am betting it is the valve.

    That is why the machine has a fill cycle, it allows the machine to fill and when the cycle is finished the power to the valve is stopped and the valve closes shutting off the water

    Hope this has helped you

  • Harry Goodwin
    Harry Goodwin May 25, 2009

    I am not sure if you are useing hot or cold water for the washing but whichever it is the hose for it will connect to the valve and then another hose will run from the other side of the valve to the washer.

    The valve is about 3 to 4inches long and the colour could vary but they are normaly white, will have 2 round ends opposite each other and about 4 wire connectors, take note of the wires and where they come from, write the colours for t he wires on a piece of paper with a little diagram of the valve and the places for the wires.

    I dont know which country you live in but I am assuming it is the USA

    Where they may make the things a bit different to australia but the machines should be similar in the way that they are set up

    Hope this helps you as without being there to look at it makes it a guessing game.



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