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Machine won't shut off water when filling up.

Kenmore series 80 washing machine won't shut off water when filling up.

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The water level is controlled by the pressure switch which is located behind the load level selector knob on the control panel. Before assuming you have a defective pressure switch, however, read the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r762094-washer_overflows

In many cases the small air hose comes loose from the pressure switch and causes the symptoms you are experiencing. The air hose is used to sense the differential in pressure as the water level rises in the wash tub. Without it and the pressure switch will not shut off the water. Check the air hose to ensure it is still attached to the pressure switch and check the electrical connections to ensure they are not corroded. If the air hose IS attached, make sure it doesn't have any leaks or cracks in it. You may have to inspect the entire length of it to be sure. If these preliminary measures do not work, replace the pressure switch. If the pressure switch requires replacement, you can search for the best price at these web sites:

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If the water level never seems to reach the correct level and drains as it fills, you may have a condition known as "siphoning". The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

If your washer exhibits these symptoms, it may be a simple matter of drain hose placement.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Oct 04, 2009

    NOTE: I almost forgot, another cause of a washer that does not shut off can be a failed water inlet valve. An easy test to determine if this is the case, is to leave the water source on while unplugging the washer. If the washer continues to fill while unplugged, this is a water inlet valve failure. If the water stops, check the pressure switch as I described above.

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A machine that overfills or underfills can often have 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 plastic tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water. Make sure there is no damage to or obstruction in the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad switch. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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