Question about Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer
I had to shut it off at the valve.
Typical symtom of a faulty water inlet valve. Usually due to hard water deposits or sediment building up in the valve over time and causing it to slow leak due to wear. However, don't forget to first tighten the hoses on the inlet valve to make sure they're tight. Also, check the washer in the hose ends as they might be brittle, old and cracked allowing dripping to occur. Otherwise...
The best solution is to get a new replacement inlet valve set, as they are supplied as a unit for the hot and cold water valve. Typically an fairly easy repair to perform and will save yourself some money versus having a service tech do the job for you.
Here's a parts diagram and I believe you're looking for item #17 at around $40, BUT you need to make sure that is the correct part for your particular model, as the numbers vary, etc. Hope that helps!
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Posted on Jul 13, 2009
This is often, if not all the time, a faulty fill valve, the fill valve has mechanically stuck open and is not fully shutting off when not the washer is not in use. This normally will become worse and could flood over the top of the washer = big mess .... replace the fill valve. The fill valve is the part the hot and cold water hoses are attached to. the another possible fault can be ------------ The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of this here. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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