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The tub continues to fill after reaching normal fill limit (overflows if left unattended)

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Your pressure switch hose is clogged or bad pressure switch

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My washer will not stop filling. it will continue to fill and overflow. What do I do?


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If your washer is overfilling, check these: Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve. Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.

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Why do the stackable washers always overflow with water. Is it a sensor problem or what?


Overflowing can be caused by a faulty pressure switch or tube from switch to the tub. It is operated by air pressure from water filling in the tub. If this does not activate then the inlet valve will continue to allow water to enter the machine. If it is overflowing during spin only it is most likely something obstructing the pump. If it is filling the tub even when the machine is off the problem is the inlet valve.

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Washer will not agitate. Water continues to fill and overflow.


The plastic hose to the level pressure switch on my machine kept coming off. If you pop the top of the washer lid, on my machine the switch is located in the back left corner next to the tub. I had to cut a small piece off the end of the hose and reattach it securely. Push it all the way on and reattach the hose clamp.

it does not agitate because it thinks the water level is not reached, thus the overflow.

Mar 31, 2010 | Maytag Performa PAV3200

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When the water has reached it's proper level, the hot water turns off, but the cold water keeps filling until the water overflows the basket


Try this. With the wash tub empty, start to fill with water. Without turning washer off, unplug the washer from wall.

If water filling stops (hot and cold), then you are looking at a bad timer assembly. Replacement isn't that hard, parts can be difficult to find though.

If water continues to fill, your valve body / solenoid assembly is likely full of lime-scale. Easily replaced.

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My washing machine keeps overflowing whats wrong


Top load or front? If top loader, the pressure fill switch may be unplugged or broken. Hose leads from the switch to the tub. If the hose is disconnected or has a hole in it, or is plugged the washer will continue to fill with no shutoff.

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Washer over fills and water comes out the door. Water continues to run even durring the pump out cycle just before the spin cycle


  1. Water inlet valve. It may not be able to shut completely when the electricity to it has been turned off. The valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. Water may accumulate substantially and overflow. Remove the washer's cabinet to access it.
  2. Water level switch. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It is usually a diaphragm device with a small clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the air pressure in the tube increases and activates the switch when the water reaches a certain level. When the switch is obstructed, it cannot tell the water to shut off and the machine overflows.Clear it from any obstruction.
  3. Air-hose. It is connected to the water level switch through a tube. If the tube or hose is cracked or broken, no enough pressure builds up to trigger the switch and shut the water supply off. Check it for any obvious damage.

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Kenmore 80 series overflow


The water level switch senses the water level in the wash tub. It does this through a plastic tube which runs from the switch in the control console down to the side of the outer tub, near the bottom . The tube is filled with air. As water enters the tub it also enters the tube. As water climbs inside the tube, it pushes on the air trapped inside and increases the air pressure. When the air pressure reaches a certain level, it triggers the switch. Inspect the air tube for kinks, breaks or damage. The tube should also be free of water. The tubing should be securely connected to the bottom of the outer tub and to the bottom of the water level switch. If the Tube is full of any water, remove it from the switch and replace it with a new one. Make sure that the new is correctly fitted to the switch.

The switch routes current from the timer control to the temperature switch and the water inlet valve when the tub needs to be filled. Once full, the pressure switch cuts the current and reroutes it to the motor on the timer control to continue the cycle. If the tube replacement dose not improve the fill performance, and it continues to overfill, replace the timer.

Aug 04, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Tub continues to fill and overflows into room, can't get it to work in any other setting besides fill


This is caused by a faulty water level switch. This is a diaphragm like device with a small clear plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level rises, pressure increases on the air in the tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch and turns off the water, and signals the timer to begin agitating. Make sure that there are no obstructions in the tube. The switch can be checked with a multimeter for continuity. No continuity means the switch is bad. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Jul 31, 2009 | Washing Machines

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What would cause the washer to overfill the tub?


If water is overflowing and you disconnect power to the machine. then:
A. It continues to fill: Replace water fill valve. (the part the fill hoses screw onto)
B. It stops filling: Most likely has a plugged tube from the tub to the water level switch.

Jul 27, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Another flood. GE washer


The water sound is normal. There is a solution in the top of inner tub for balance. Is it overflowing...as in not stopping the fill cycle? If so check to make sure small hose is still attached to outer tu at bottom left front. This dome that it connects to can become filled with scum and causes the unit to not know that it's full. This causes flooding. You can try removing hose and cleaning out with thin wire. Sometime only fix is to replace outer tub. Again, this is only if overflowing!!
Another possibility is a bad break allowing outer tub to spin in agitation. This throws water up over sides of tub. Monitor unit when agitating to see if outer tub picks up speed and starts to spin. It is normal for it to index.

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