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Washer is over filling.

I have a Maytag Atlantis washing machine and my problem is that when i put it into any cycle that needs water the tank just keeps filling. It eventually overfows and leaks all over the floor. Is there a pump i need to clean or a relay that shuts the water off when it gets to a certain level?

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  • steveo3880 May 23, 2009

    The water only runs when I have the washer turned on, water does not enter with washer off. It just seems like the timer doesnt move and it just stays in one spot, while the water is running. I have the front panel of the washer removed so i can see internals. Is there a bad switch or a filter maybe clogged?

  • steveo3880 May 23, 2009

    Hey it worked sorry for long response has to go somewhere, but when I checked the back of the tub I found that the hose was not on that cup. It was missing the tie down, also i did as you said and blew through it, and yes i could here the switch. I am currently running a load on the mini setting hopefully all goes well. Thank you very much for your help.


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Hi, Does water enter the machine when there timer is off or even if the machine is unplugged? If this is the case, the inlet valve needs replaced. If the water stops when the timer is turned off, there is a problem with the water level switch. Please let me know so that I can assist you further. Thanks

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    Victor May 23, 2009

    On the side of the tub (usually back side) there is a cup with a hose attached to it. If you can reach the hose and pull it off the cup, blow through it and see if you can hear the level switch click. It should click when you blow into the hose and click when you release the preasure. If it does click, the level switch could be ok.

    Another option is something (lint0 could be plugging the hole that the hose fits on.

    If you add water to the washer high enough to get the water level over the preasure cup (with the preasure hose off, you should see a small stream of water coming out of the cup.

    Please try these ideas so that we can pin point the cause.



  • Victor
    Victor May 23, 2009

    You are more then welcome. Glad I could help.


  • stoughg Apr 30, 2011

    My 11 year old Maytag was overflowing, and after reading this post, I opened the top of the machine, located the small black hose (toward the rear of the tub and about 2/3 of the way down) and noticed it had become disconnected from the tub. I blew into it and heard the click in the level switch, so I knew the switch was working. I reconnected the hose and the machine works perfectly once again. Thanks so much!


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