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Keeps filling up even when full for over 4 hours (never changed cycles)

I started a wash cycle at 11 pm and set it on 10 minute wash. At 4 am i heard it running. It was fvery ull and still filling AND was still on the 10 minute mark. It was aggitating. We manually changed it to spin and the water spun out. We turned it off manually, so i'm not sure if it would have keep spinning or not. curious about the timer mechanism function or something else?

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Re: keeps filling up even when full for over 4 hours...

The timer sends a signal to the water level control valve. This valve serves two primary purposes. 1. Activate the water valve to fill the machine. 2. Shut the water flow down and allow the machine to operate. Try running the machine again. If the water continues to enter the machine after it begins aggitating then shut the water off at the spigot. Now watch and see if the timer moves or not.

If the timer does not move at all then I would replace the timer. If it DOES move then another problem exists and will need to be addressed.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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Hi and welcone to FixYa. I am Kelly. When water wont shut off no matter what you do the problem is inside of the water valve assy. Usually there is a small bit of debris in the diaphram center hole that is holding the water passage open.

Here is what you can try to do to clear if BEFORE replacing the eater Valve.

1. Get a bucket
2. Turn off both water supply hoses momentarily
3. Set the water temp to warm
4. Remove ONE hose from the wall connection and place the hose in a the bucket.
5. Turn on the remaning connected hose/
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