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If it fills with water and starts the cycle and the water keeps running in then your water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in is sticking. It need replacing.

Your pressure switch stops the water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which goes down between the inner and outer tube. As the water level increases the air in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to make the switch stopping the water from filling. This tube can get clogged and the switch won't work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear.

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Either you have an inlet valve not completely shutting off or the water level switch is defective

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It is caused by two possible issues:

1. The pressure switch is broken: Needs to be replaced as it doesn't shuts down the water when the level has been reached.

2. The water valve is broken: Perhaps something is jamming the water valve and not allowing to shut down the water when the pressure switch indicates the level has been reached.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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What does Code nf on washer machine Samsung vrt model mean


NF indicates no water flow. This could mean that the incoming water valves were shut-off, the incoming water flow is low, or that the washer didn't detect the water flow into the washer correctly. If the drain hose is too low, the washer could fill and drain simultaneously. This can also cause the problem.

First if the washer is not getting any water, then check your shut-off valves and the hoses. Disconnect the hoses from the washer and place a bucket under them. Check the flow by turning on each valve for a bit. Clean or replace the filters at the shut-off valves and in the washer. Consider replacing the hoses. Some anti-flood hoses will reduce the water flow if they detect leaks. Make sure that the hoses are not kinked. If the water flow is good at the shut-off valves, then the inlet valve may have failed in the closed position.

If water is filling the washer, then the problem is in the water flow detection system. This could indicate the small reed switch is damaged, the air tube to the reed switch is clogged or that tube has a hole in it. Some washers check for fill by the change in the drum weight. This signal may not be reaching the control unit due to a problem with the sensor or the wiring.

If the washer is filling and draining, pull your drain hose up. It is below the washer fill level. This creates a vacuum that will drain the washer.

I hope this helps.

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Why 4E error code keep appearing on my Samsung washing machine


The 4E error indicates that the washer hasn't detected enough water coming into the unit. The problem could be in your incoming water line (low water pressure), the washer hoses, the inlet valves, or the sensors that detect the length of time to reach a specific amount of water in the washer. It can even be caused by having the outlet hose positioned too low in the discharge pipe or sink.

First check the obvious possibilities: make sure that the shut-off valves have been opened. If you hear water running into the washer and then into the discharge plumbing after a few minutes, raise the end of the discharge hose to a level above the washer fill level.

Shut-off the incoming water and remove the washer fill hoses. Place a bucket under the hoses and open the shut-off valves. Check that you have good water pressure; the washer is looking for the tub to fill in about 8 minutes. Then turn off the water. Clean the filters in the hose at the shut-off valves and the ones inside the washer at the inlet valve. You may want to replace the washer fill hoses; some anti-flood hoses will constrict if they detect a leak and limit the water pressure.

If the water flow at the hoses is good and isn't exiting the washer, then the problem is either the inlet valve or the water flow sensor. Does any water reach the tub? If it doesn't, check the inlet valve and make sure that it is getting the proper electrical signal from the control unit. If water is reaching the tub, then the problem in the flow sensing system. Some washers use an air tube that helps check the pressure in the system. If this tube is leaking or clogged, the sensor will give incorrect messages. Other systems have a small switch that moves as the water passes through the inlet valve. This can fail.

There can be other problems that give the same symptoms. If you post the model number of your washer, I may be able to point you to the correct diagnostic steps.

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If you have a LG washer, the IE error indicates an inlet error. This can be caused by low water pressure, the water shut-off valves being in the closed position, clogged filters (either at the shut-off valves or the filters on the washer), an anti-flood inlet hose failure or a problem with the washer's inlet valve. First, make sure that the shut-off valves are open. Next, shut off those valves and disconnect the fill hoses. Check and clean the filters on each side. Try new hoses. (Many anti-flood hoses will restrict the flow when they fail. A way to check this can be to connect the hoses to the shut-off valves and put the other end into a bucket. Open the shut-off valves and check the amount of water flowing into the bucket. Do this for the hot and cold side separately.) Make sure that the inlet hoses are not kinked.

Make sure that the end of the outlet hose isn't lower than the washer's fill level. This can lead to the water flowing out of the washer as it fills.

If none of these solutions work, then the inlet valve has failed in the closed position or there is a problem with the sensor that monitors the amount of water in the tub within a certain amount of time. Try replacing the inlet valve. (If you add a comment with the washer model number, I may be able to get the part number for you.) Of course if the washer is under warranty, contact the company.

For a Samsung washer, this could be a Suds error. That suggests too much detergent was used, a non-HE detergent was used, or the filter before the drain pump is clogged. Try running the washer without any detergent to rinse the excess detergent out. If the error recurs, get a bucket ready to catch the water from the tub and pump. Next you will need to get into the washer and separate the drain hose from the pump and clean out the "coin catcher" filter. Make sure that there are no foreign objects in the pump. Then reconnect the hose and try running the machine. (If you add a comment with the model, I may be able to tell you how to access the pump.) Other causes for the IE error are a bad door seal or the outlet hose being too low in the overflow pipe. Also check that the washer is level and that the detergent drawer is fully closed.

I hope this helps.

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Bailey,

Did not see this second post. If the water continues to run filling the machine try this.

Lets determine if this is a Stuck Open Water Inlet valve. If you hit the Off button does water stop flowing into the machine?

If so then I feel you have a stuck closed pressure switch never signaling that the washer has reached the proper water fill level and flooding the machine.

Are you a DIY type of owner if so I will point you to a better forum for support.....D*ick aka dh1200s

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The water valves didn't shut off. the washer over flowed. when i changed the cycle the vaslves shut off and the pump empties the washer. when i start a fill cycle, the washer over flows


Check for a faulty water level switch. It's a diaphragm-like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, so does the pressure on the air in the tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water and signals the timer to start the appropriate cycle. Check for any obstructions in or damage to the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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Check water valve may not be shutting off .
Check water level switch , or hose going to it from tub must be air tight may have pin hole in it.
Water level switch is the one that says small , medium or large on some washers.

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my one the same, I just adjust the water level switch to 60% then it work on full level, but no flood,I hope this help :)

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