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Washing machine overflows

Tub continues to fill until overflows does not begin wash cycle

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  • monksmomma Apr 02, 2008

    I have the same problem but only on the largest water/load size. it runs on small, md and large but not on super with out over flowing.

    my model is whdsr315dsww


  • maxine46 Jun 29, 2008

    washer keeps filling with water and won't stop until the water is turned off.. but it will spin out if you turn it slightly past the spin cycle.

  • coffeeboot Dec 06, 2008

    Do you know of any change in tub design to prevent the pressure hose from becoming clogged and flooding over the overfill tube?

  • Shadizar Feb 10, 2009

    washer fills the basin, but doesn't stop
    even when I turn the machine off
    hot water works fine, but cold water just won't stop
    unless I close the shut off valve on the wall

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    The washer will not hold water, it just keeps running, what do I do??

  • casperpully Feb 19, 2009

    Washing machine continues to fill even after the machine is full. I have tried the small hose connected to the size switch and there doesn't seem to be anything in it. Could there be anything else I could try?



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Sorry in advance for the lack of appropriate terminology. my "solution" comes from a mother with no mechanical experience point of view.

i had the same problem with my washing machine overflowing. I opened up my machine, found the clear hose that went from this little square box on the side of the tub up to the switch for the "load size" knob. i pulled the hose off the square box and saw that there was a piece of paper in it. i pulled it out, scraped the scum out and reconnected it. started the machine. - that didn't work.

so, I got the thinnest pipe cleaner i could find pulled the tube from the little box, and stuck the pipe clearner down the pipe of the little square box. pulled out a bit of scummy lint, then I blew in the tubing. I heard a "click", I thought.. okay maybe that's it. reconnected everything, started my machine.. and now it works :)

This probably wasn't the proper thing to do, but it worked and saved me from the cut throat washing machine mechanics in this area.

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The first thing to check is the pressure switch hose. It goes from the pressure switch in the control console down to the airdome on the tub.
If it gets pulled loose, gets a hole in it, or gets clogged with lint or soap scum, the pressure switch will never sense the water level and turn the water valve off.
If the hose is ok, then you probably have a failed pressure switch.
Post back with the complete model number from the machine if you have any questions and I will try to help you with checking and repair.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Nov 14, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your washer and see what you found out.


    To am_mark,

    I think you posted the serial number instead of the model number. If you will post your question in another thread we will see what we can do.

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I think your fix by cleaning the square box was the root. I have the same issue and i removed the water level hose from the square box and blew into it heard a good click and NO/NC contacts changed states on ohmmeter.

I then reconnected the hose to the square box and disconnected it from the pressure switch - No water is making it up to the switch even when the tub is overflowing. Some water does trickle out the square box when I take the hose off that end. I think it is obstructing water up to to pressure switch hose. When I look at the square box it looks all corrosive looking through the transluscent plastic. I am now preparing to try and clear out that box, but I think the whole tub has to come out to gain access to it. I would suppose there is at least a filter in there and maybe it is totally plugged up with lint or something.

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The problem is usually the pressure switch hose being clogged, my question is better how can we prevent this from happening???

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GW washer dumps water out the bottom of machine, asll hoses are tight with no holes.

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SOURCE: GE Top load washer.

Hello rschneeweis

Sounds like a seal or drain hose is leaking or the clamp on a hose has vibrated loose.

Water leaking out the bottom of the machine when washing machine begins agitation cycle. If the machine is turned off the water stops leaking even with the tub full of water.

Let me know if you found it and how you do.

Please remember to leave a rating

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

SOURCE: GE frontload washer will not wash cycle or spin out

Thanks to Guest #2 our laundry is back in action and we're not waiting for a serviceperson. We took the front panel off, unscrewed the white plug and was sure our plastic drawer was open to catch the water, a load's worth. We found a small screw driver, 8 or so pony holders, some change, drill bits, bark, games pieces, can tops, etc... unbelievable. Thanks SO MUCH for the hint!

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

SOURCE: GE Profile Prodigy filled with water & won't start

If you don't hear a click when you close the lid, replace the lid switch.

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