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Washer constantly fills with hot water even when turned off.

My washer will constantly fill with hot water even when it is not running. I have to turn the valve off to stop it. It will keep filling until it overflows. The cold water is fine.

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    Mine is cold water running in. I wonder if I connect old to hot and maybe put one of those things on there where water will mix before it goes into machine. Maybe that will work. Sure can't afford $50.

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Sounds like a bad mixing valve. To verify that it is the valve you need to turn off the washer when it is filling. If water keeps running, replace the valve, Cost is under $50. for most washers.

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