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When machine is filling up either to wash or rinse it overflows

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  1. Does the machine continue to fill with unit unplugged? If yes replace water valve. No ,next step.
  2. Locate the pressure or water level switch in the control panel .Lokk for the hose connected to it and make sure it is not kinked or blocked,disconnect and blow thru it to confirm.
  3. If hose is fine replace pressure switch
  4. Hope this helps .Please rate my response :)

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Good day,
You did not give the make, model number, or style.
If it is a top loader, then the first question is......
How do you stop the filling process. If you have turn the hand valves off to stop the water, then it is a defective water fill valve, located on the back of the machine.

If you can turn it off, by turning the timer off, then it can be one of three items.
1. The pressure switch which is located in the consule in the same area as the timer.
2. The plastic hose that connects from the pressure switch has either come off, or is broken.
3. The plastic hose goes to the bottom of the tube.
Under normal conditions as the tub fills, water starts rising in that hose and applies enough pressure to the pressure switch, to shut off the water, and start the wash or rinse.

To test, access the pressure switch, and pull the plastic hose off at the switch. If not broken, and with a small amount of water in the tube, blow into the hose.
If it is dirt, you should be able to blow it out, and hear a gurgling sound . If it blows freely it is broken or disconnected.

If no luck, and everything checks O.K. then the pressure switch needs to be replaced.

Caution: some recommend blowing in the pressure switch, to see if it clicks. Be aware that switch works on very low pressure, (water inches) and can be easily damaged if too much pressure is applied.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • John Hall Dec 12, 2009

    P.S. If you do the testing as described. Always spin all water out before attempting a fill test.

    The pressure switch will not recognize the water already in the tub, and cause an overfill problem of it's own.

  • John Hall Dec 13, 2009

    Sorry, you are still not finding a soulution.

    I gave what information without knowing the machine model number and style.

    If you want any additional input from me, then I would need that data.

    My suggestions were generic, because of that.

    Jack..

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If it keeps filling and doesn't start the cycle it's the pressure switch.

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 tub. 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.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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