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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
in this case i would remove the pump (bottom, back, right hand side)
this is easy cleaned.... then remove dispenser and dropdown pipe and clean out clogs
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
The problem is more than likely your water inlet valve. The water inlet valve (also known as a mixing valve) is located in the rear of the washer where the fill hoses attach. There is a separate solenoid for the hot and cold water. These two valves are controlled electronically, but the small diaphragm that controls the water turning on and off can become clogged with sediment, or the solenoid can stop working, causing it to not close properly when not in use. With the diaphragm stuck open, the water will leak by and fill the drum over time, causing the problem you are describing.
Long story, short...you can attempt to remove the water inlet valve and clean it with some distilled vinegar and water solution. Or, you can simply replace it with a new one. In either case, you will need to access it and remove it from the washer. The following steps explain how:
1. UNPLUG the washer.
2. Turn off the water supply and remove the fill hoses from the back of the washer.
3. Remove the washer top panel by loosening the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off.
4. The water inlet valve is in the rear of the washer on the left hand side (as viewed from the front). Remove the water dispenser hose and disconnect the electrical connections.
5. Loosen the mounting screw(s) that hold the valve in place and remove.
You can attempt to clean the assembly in a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and water by allowing it to soak for about a 30 minutes. Mix a solution in a container and submerge the valve portion only, leaving the electrical contacts dry. After 30 minutes flush with warm water water. Sometimes this works, sometimes the valve needs replaced. In my own personal opinion, if you're going to go the route of removing the valve, you might be better off to replace it to save yourself from having to repeat these steps twice.
Replacements can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com, searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com, or pcappliancerepair.com. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop around for the best price. I hope this helps you.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
NOTE: I would recommend you turn the water supply off while not in use until you can resolve the problem. This will prevent the tub from filling.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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