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Overflowing water in the large load mode, my wash machine overflowed into my living room all over the carpeting!

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  • ochoa4 Mar 15, 2009

    I have a GE WASE3120 washer and after it reaches the desired level the water continues to come out, and this happens on any level of water

  • angierun Mar 24, 2009

    if you blow in the pressure tube the water stop and the washer works but when you reconnet it it doesnt want to work, how do i reset switch

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If the water comes out when filling, check your water valve by unplugging the washer when it is filling. If the water still runs, replace the valve. If the water stops, check the small tube that goes from the water pressure switch (in the consul) to the bottom of the tub. This must be connected without any holes or obstructions. If this is ok, replace the water pressure switch.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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