Question about GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer
Tub continues to fill until overflows does not begin wash cycle
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.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
The problem is usually the pressure switch hose being clogged, my question is better how can we prevent this from happening???
Posted on Sep 22, 2011
GW washer dumps water out the bottom of machine, asll hoses are tight with no holes.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
SOURCE: GE Top load washer.
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.
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Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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
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