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When i turn on the washer the water never stops running and it is overflowing into my floor

My ge washing machine wont stop filling with water when i turn it on

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Hi,


The usual culprit for a washer that will not stop filling is the pressure switch. The switch is located inside the operator console behind the load size, or water level knob (this knob has different names based on the washer model). Before assuming the pressure is defective, however, inspect the pressure switch and ensure the small plastic air hose is still attached to it. It is common for this small air hose to come loose or develop small cracks or breaks. Without the hose installed, the switch cannot detect the appropriate pressure in the wash tub and will not shut off. The result: as washer that continually fills and will overflow. What appears to be a significant problem may only be a loose hose and few minutes of your time. Please inspect the switch, check the entire length of the hose for cracks and make sure the electrical connection(s) are intact and not corroded, then get back to me. I hope this helps you.

PS Make sure you UNPLUG the washer before servicing!

Thanks.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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This is probably a control board failure, which should be replaced by someone familiar with them.
If you are handy, you can do it yourself.
If you need assistance, let me know.

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You have a problem with the water level switch.  It is located in the base of the machine below the tub.  Replace it and you'll be fine.

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you need to replace the inlet valve something is stuck in the valve not allowing it to shut.

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Replace water inlet valve, it's stuck open. You may try removing hoses to valve and see if something is holding it open

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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