Ok I had a flood a few weeks ago, posted it here, and the solution was because i had the washer on its side the water level tube was filled and caused it too overflow, Now it has done it again.
1. Moved washer again, had to tile my floor. Was upright for the most part.
2. when I tried to move it back in, I tipped it about 30 degrees and noticed water was coming out of the drain hose at the washer.
3. Did a load, everything fine.
4. Did a big load of towels, then ,my floor was flooded. I did notice 3 things, the washer started spinning as water was still going into the drum, didn't know if this was normal? No water coming from drain hose, I checked this a few times, when load was complete I noticed when I move the drum, it seems like there is water in there? It this normal?
Please help, I am ready to buy a new washer, even though this one is only 3 years old. I am getting very frustrated. Thanks
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Re: 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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The water level is controlled by the water level switch. If set to the highest fill level----thats all you get. The government has interfered with manufacturers to try and conserve water so very few of the new machines fill as high as they use to. There use to be a factory set screw on the water level switch for factory adjustments only but if you play with it wrong, you may end up flooding the basement with an over fill problem.
Take off the front panel by inserting a putty knife in the clips between the top cover and the front panel. Once the front panel is off you will see a clear box on the side of the tub with a clear tube running from it. Take off the tube and make sure the tube and where it attaches are not clogged with junk. Use a bobby pin or paper clip to clear it out. This is what makes sure the tub fills to the proper level. It is probably over-filling because that tube is clogged. Once the water level is lower, the water won't come down the flood tube.
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.
Hi just read your posting.Did you disconnect the wires to your water valve coil before you tested the ohms resistance?Make sure you unplug the power before you test the valve.A low reading on the coil will not make the machine flood.Please retest the coil and get back to me and I am sure I can help .Looking forward to your reply.
Check water valve may not be shutting off . Check water level switch , or hose going to it from tub must be air tight may have pin hole in it. Water level switch is the one that says small , medium or large on some washers.
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.
fill valve may be hanging open and can be very intermitant may be switch but ck valve first start water entering machine shut washer off and notice if valve takes extra time to shut off if it does would suspect valve problem