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Water keeps filling up washer

My washer keeps getting water in it from the top left side of the washer door, it just keeps trickeling in and fills up about half way, then runs out the door....it looks like the place where the water comes from , but it wont stop....it sounds like i seal or gasket?

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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 needs 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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U have a bad water valve. thats the plastic piece behind the washer that the hoses hook upto. part roughly 39.99-89.99 labor 75-125.00 depending on were u live and who u use. if you decide to do it yourself i would say a 5 on a scale of 1-10 . turn water supply off, remove both hose.turn off power remove top panel 2screws in back and push panel back and off. remo 2 screws that hold water valve in place. remove wires from pld valve too new one. reassemble . hope this helps.

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