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Knob won't work

This may sound obvious but the backstory is when I first turned the washer on it overflowed. i shut everything off and about an hour later ran the cycle through and it worked fine . . . no flooding. 15 minutes after the cycle finished, water started flowing into the machine without my permission . . . the knob hadn't been set. I turned the water off and then on again and no matter how I turned the knob, the water would stop. Is this a duh? question or maybe I should try and see if it will run a regular cycle by letting the water run through.

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The water inlet valve is bad

Posted on Apr 11, 2015


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Easy check for water filling problem like yours. Unplug the power and see if water still flows into machine. If yes----your inlet valve on the washer is stuck open and needs replaced. It is the part on the washer back where your fill hoses attach to. If the water is flowing into the machine while plugged in and it stops when unplugged, you have something in the control panel sending power to that inlet valve even when the machine is off. You would now need to find out where the power is coming from. If its an electronic control washer, the main board may need replaced.

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