Question about Estate Washing Machines

1 Answer

Our estate washing machine has flooded our house TWICE! First time insurance cleaned it up... Now it's your turn.

We also just replaced the heating element of our dryer. I'd like both of our appliances replaced.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Estate Master
  • 5,323 Answers

Washer fills with water and overflows:

The water pressure level switch is a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill. To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level switch may be defective.

You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube.
If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good
( No wash- then THE DIAPHRAGM IS BAD AND SWITCH HAS TO BE REPLACED).

The other item to check would be your water inlet valve. Check it for continuity with a multi meter it should show Ohms or a closed circuit. To test it when water is overflowing unplug the unit and see if it still overflows or continues to fill. If it stops when unplugged. Then it is not a water inlet problem but an electrical signal problem going to ur water inlet valve. Possibly from the panel or board. You can also do a live volt test to see if it is getting the full 120 current, but be sure to unplug unit before testing as this is a live test.
Also another trick to check the water valve, is to first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don't have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed

By the way my advice is free cuz God is good!











Posted on Apr 25, 2016

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 209 Answers

SOURCE: hotpoint wd62 washer dryier (aquarius 1200)

i am a retired engineer of 20 years, and its about a year since i worked on combination washer/dryers but if the heater elements fine and power comes from timer there must be cut out somewhere around where it should warm up, look all round the machine one may be hidden or hard to spot there maybe about 3 one of them one of them could be a trigger device (you can press a button to reset it) that style is a very small cube about the size of a sugar lump with2 spades on it, others look like a small flat oval or round shape the size of a five pence piece with 2 spade wires on them, remove the plug from wall and remove these spades and check the contacts for continuity, you need not remove from machine to do so, no circuit + no heat, replacement item not expensive, thats where to start based on the information given, check the sensors you mention again, it sounds like your so close, good luck and work safe

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

  • 209 Answers

SOURCE: Heating element Zanussi washing machine

remove the back, the element is at the bottom of the drum tis maybe a split cabinet, where the lid comes off the it splits down the middle like cracking an egg, loads of screws, hard to describe, also 2 at bottom at the side in the middle, behind 2 plastic lugs, when removed the back half of the cabinet comes away, not an easy job until you have seen it done if you really are stuck try and send me an e mail address and i will send you a drawing, then you will see its easy, i am an engineer of 20 years and done loads, its easy job to do once you know how to split the cabinet

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My WVF 2402 washer/dryer washes clothes ok but doesn't dry them.

Sorry I'm way late with this but I've only just noticed it. Unplug the machine from the mains! Remove the lid (with a torx screwdriver) and you'll notice a small circular device with 2 leads attached on the top of the machine, in the centre there's a small button, press it and it should click......you've fixed it This is a thermal cutout safety device designed to switch the drying heater off if it becomes too hot. The probable cause for this is that you've over filled the machine and the air didn't circulate freely. as a rule of thumb, dry 1/2 as many clothes as you wash.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

  • 39 Answers

SOURCE: my maytag neptune sometimes fills with water and floods my floor

sjhtlh

It sounds like the water valve is starting to go. i would get a tech out just to make sure.

brent

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

  • 142 Answers

SOURCE: my washing machine overfilling and flooding the

clean the air trap.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My washer didn't stop filling water


sounds like progammer fault. As water and electricity is involved do not tackle any of the job yourself, call in a repair technician immediately. switch of at mains and just leave it is my advice.
It may well be repairable but if some item in my home lets me down that badly I tend to replace because the cost of new machines is not so high any more. If you intend to replace rather than repair check reviews for the most efficient and most reliable machines, I have found siemens to be the best

Good Luck

Jul 03, 2015 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

Kenmore washing machine 2 year old is now flooding my floor every 20 loads happiend 4 times. Please help.


Is the water flooding coming from the top of the washing machine?
Check the drain pipe in the back to see that it's not loose. Also, look inside the drain pipe and make sure there is no algae. Algae might cause low flow through the drain pipe and it will overflow.

Hope this helps.

Feb 07, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Water keep filling til machine overflow and need to turn of water inlet valve


if you have to shut off the water supply valve of the residence (water keeps flowing after turning off the washing machine or unplugging the washer), the failed component is definitely a stuck open water inlet valve (fill valve) of the appliance. If the water stopped by pushing the timer or unplugging the machine, another internal electrical control related problem exists, such as a faulty timer assembly or controller board, or a pressure system failure (water level detection/monitoring system) - failed pressure switch (rare), clogged air hose or tub air dome (common in GE top-load washers), disconnected air hose (common in frigidaire top load washers & GE/Frigidaire/Kenmore stacked washer/dryer combo units).

While a simple repair can be done by yourself for a failed inlet valve, usually for $25-$50 in parts/shipping (go to searspartsdirect.com or appliancepartspros.com to look up a replacement fill-valve using your washing machine model number), the water damage potentially caused by the flooding is more important to address.

I recommend contacting your insurance company if there's a bunch of water that flooded your home - the water can cause delayed warping of flooring or cause mold to grow in/beneath your carpets and walls if the water was not immediately noticed and cleaned up (within first few minutes of flooding) - they send out water remediation specialists to dry (if possible), or to repair the damage to your home.

Dec 26, 2011 | Whirlpool LSQ8243H

1 Answer

I leave the door open on my front load washer so it can dry and not have a smell. Twice now I have came home to a flooded house. The machine apparently starts to fill with water on it's own and all the...


Turn off the water at the Fill vale if it now does not fill fit a new Solonoid valve to the fill on the machine...if it still fills with the water turned off then the problem is with the drain Too Low allowing water from the sink to enter machine.....

Feb 10, 2011 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Samsung washing machine gives Low Water pressure error message and interrupts cycle. Checked inlet filters. Sometimes gives leak/flood warning message. How can I turn off these messages?


You get these messages turned off by fixing the problem.

Low water pressure is basically one of the valves is not letting water pass through.

1. Do as you already did and clean the inlet filters. Any kinked hoses?

2. Adjust the water pressure in the house. Is it too high or too low?

3. Replace the valves in the unit.

4. Main board.

Dec 29, 2009 | Samsung WF448AAP Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My dryer is a whirlpool estate. i have had it for about 2 years. I have noticed lately that it is taking longer about 40 minutes longer and then some depending on the load. to dry my clothes. i have...


make sure all vent openings are clean lint trap is clean,and the door is opening properly on the out side when dryer is on, if you have done all that check the thermostats on the heating element housing it may be bad, i hope i was able to help.

Dec 28, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Dry not heating


Have you cleaned the exit hose thoroughly? Pulled the exhaust line and cleaned?
Thermostat controls heat. There is also a motor centrifugal switch, in the element circuit, that the motor closes to insure the motor is turning. Try another heat setting. There is more than one thermostat. You may have blown the 'thermal fuse' too, which requires replacement. The element has a contact in the 'timer' circuit too.
It is possible that your element has failed also.

Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint filter and the exhaust vent tube and all the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is restricted.

Sep 01, 2009 | Estate Dryers

2 Answers

Water sometimes does not shut off. flooded twice. happens intermittently.


If when the machine is flooding if you turn off power to the machine and it continues to fill: replace water inlet valve. If flooding water stops filling when power is interupted: clean out the end of the water level switch tube where it connects to the outer wash tub.

Sep 17, 2008 | GE WHRE5260E Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

21 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Estate Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76051 Answers

dweatherby

Level 2 Expert

239 Answers

Are you an Estate Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...