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LST8244BQ0 Should I just get a new washer? Overflows with water, keeps on filling. Stops filling when you switch to rinse cycle from wash cycle though. Drains well. I may have overloaded when I was washing towels.

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Simple fix. But you might need a tech. Sounds like your water level switch needs fixed or replaced. Most work on air pressure. (Huh? your saying? :) A tube (you can't see) runs down the verticle length of the tub. As the tub fills with water the air in the tube increases the air pressure within it. There is an air pressure switch on top of the tube and the "Washer Load Size" switch adjusts so that when the air pressure is correct (water level in the tub) meets the requirements of what you set it to, then it turns off the water inlet valve and starts the washing cycle.
If this "water level tube" gets disconected, it will not work. Also if it gets cracked (it is plastic) or gets plugged somehow, or if the switch fails, you wil have water, water everywhere.

Here is the manual online -
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=LST8244BQ0&siteCd=WHRCOM

Whirlpool's Toll Free number is number is: 866-698-2538
and thier customer service Web site is: http://www.whirlpool.com/custserv/index.jsp

Hope this helps - If so - Check "Fixya" below!
Len

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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