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WASHING MACHINE OVERFILLING

I have a Maytag PAV3300AWW and the water level is overfilling and will not shut off. I put clothes in it and set the machine to run. I came back 20 min later and water was running everywhere and the machine had not started. I'm leaning toward the water level switch. Any other ideas?

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  • JA0173 Jan 14, 2008

    Hi vest6,

    I spoke to a repair person today and they said to replace the water inlet valve. I would think that if the valve was bad, the water would leak into the tub. If the coil had opened, then the water would not come in at all.



    Do you know the voltage output from the water level switch to the water inlet solenoids? I'm still thinking it's the water level switch, but I am going to check the output from the water level switch before I replace it or the inlet valve. Do you know what output I should look for in terms of voltage AC/DC?

  • JA0173 Jan 14, 2008

    Follow up..
    I took the machine apart and I think the plastic hose between the tub and the water level switch came off. It was off when i saw it and I was being as easy I could at taking the top off.

    I turned the washer on so it would run water in. I blew into the plastic tub and the water would stop coming in and the wash cycle would start. I reattached the tube after cutting a small piece off as it had gotten swollen and would easily slide on and off. Ran 3 complete cycles and so far no more overfilling.

  • JA0173 Jan 14, 2008

    Thanks vest6 for the information!!

  • spowers May 24, 2008

    Maytag Model PAV3300AWW washer. Tube from water level sensing switch comes loose from washer tub. Reconnecte loose tube and the washer works fine. This tube has come loose twice, it seems to be made of a silicon rubber and has a tendency to come off of the washer tub nipple. The hardest part was figuring out how to get inside the washer. Just put a flat bladed screwdriver in the crack, between the front of the lid deck and the front face panel. Two friction locks hold the lid down. Pry open the lid, carefully, and then reach inside and reconnect the loose water fill sensor tube. Tube is held in place by a spring clamp. Check the clamp to make sure it is doing its job.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    4th Time the Hose has come loose. The Third time I tried clipping about 1/4" off the end of the tube, as it seems to have streached. Then I made sure the spring clip was in the proper place to hold the hose to the tub's nipple. Since this tube is made of Silicon Rubber, I know of no glue that will adhere to it. My next attempt will be to get a longer hose so that there is more slack and less tugging on the hose by the washer tub.

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Suspecting the water level switch is the first step since this device controls starting operations. There is also a possiblity that the water level pressure hose has come off the tub. Make sure this plastic line is attached before replacing the level switch.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

  • Elmer Vest
    Elmer Vest Jan 15, 2008

    This hose has a bad habit of getting off the tub prong. If it happens again I would sugest placing a small amount of glue on the stem and slide the hose back on. This will stop it from popping off.



    And you are very welcome !

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