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Water won't stop filling washing machine.

Washer keeps filling with water til over flowing. Have to manually turn water off and set the dial further on to start the agitating cycle.

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  • lmn_808 May 30, 2009

    Thank you, gurus, for the advice.  If something comes to mind after knowing the make (Maytag) and Model (LAT9205), please post your thoughts, and also the level of difficulty such a project would involve? Many thanks, again.
    P.S.  My daughter just advised me that the washer is working perfectly.  However, we encountered an uh oh situation yesterday, where the washer wouldn't spin.  After I poked around the areas where the little nibs on the washers lid connect with the holes on the washers top loading area, it began to spin after closing the lid.  2 problems in 2 days feels like this machine is trying to say something.  Please give me your thoughts...mahalo

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Hi, Will the water shut off if you turn the timer off or unplug the washer?
If it shuts off when power is turned off to the washer, you need to look into the water level switch. If turning off power to the washer will not stop the water, you need to change the inlet valve.
Please let me know so I can assist you further.

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    You are welcome.

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Your machine needs a water level switch. It's not a very expensive item and fairly easy to replace for a do-it-yourselfer. If you don't feel up to it, an appliance tech could do the repair for less than the cost of new washer, probably an hour labor plus part and trip charge.

You don't give your make and model so I can't be more specific. If you want to give it a shot, search the Web for "water level switch replacement" and your machine make and model. You'll find many sites with parts and how-to information.

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  • May 31, 2009

    I guess I misread your original problem and only noticed the bit about manually advancing the timer. Maytag317 is right on about the inlet valve if the machine keeps filling if the power or timer is off. There should be filter screens in the water supply lines to keep out debris that could cause the valve to stick open. These can be in the valve itself or in the ends of the hoses where they connect to your water line. If these are missing they can lead to a stuck valve.

    The machine not spinning is because of the lid switch. If it's not working and the machine thinks the lid is up, it won't spin. On some machines the lid being up prevents any motion. Sometimes soap scale and other debris can build up and interfere with its operation.

    Neither of these problems is unusual, and it's just coincidence they both seem to have hit your machine at one time. Neither is a major repair. The cover has to come off to replace the parts, so you may as well have both problems fixed at once. It's still less than a new washer.

    Aloha!


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Check water level Switch make sure the hose is connected properly.
If it is loose simply cut about 1/2 an inch from each end.
Reconnect and make sure there are no kinks on the line.

Check the water level with a ohm meter.

Make sure the water valve shuts off when the timer is off.
(if the water valve does not shut off even with power off, replace it)

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