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Washing machine hwen i fill the washing machine with water the water runs out immediately I think the valve in the pump is stuck in the discharge position, any suggestions on how to fix without taking pump out?

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I had the same problem. but alas i had to remove pump and found my girlfreinds panties in pump. but it was easy to do. have a lot of towels handy if you do it.

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GE profile wpre6150k2wt washer never fills up, water runs in and immediately drains and the cycle never stops. Status timer on front just has spinning lights

Washer fills with water then drains:

The critical question is. Is the water is just running down the drain but the pump isn't running. If it is being pumped out, and you can hear the pump running just the same as when it's emptying prior to spin then it could be aborting the wash because it is, or it thinks it's overheating. ( due to defective water temperature switch)

If the pump is failing to shut off then there is something wrong with the electronics. If your washer is a mechanical timer controlled device then you may have a sticking switch (which may explain if switching cycles does something for you). But if you have an electronic timer then you may be experiencing a board failure, where a cycle is being commanded when it is not intended to by design.

If water isn't being pumped out, but just draining away all the time, the washer will keep detecting there isn't enough water inside and top up with more.
Modern washing machines should be sophisticated enough to realize something's wrong and abort with an error, but if not, it may continue washing or rinsing for a short while before losing enough water to trigger more coming in again. It can get stuck on this cycle indefinitely and it's called siphoning.
Siphoning occurs when the end of the drain hose is lower than the level of the water inside the washing machine.
Try raising the hose and see what happens.
Also the drain hose should have some type of air gap where it fits into the stand pipe. It should not have an air tight fit.

Again Either it's siphoning down the drain due to an issue with the plumbing, it's overfilling, or also if it ( THE WATER) overheats then in some machines the software will employ a fill and drain tactic to cool down the water. The important thing is to work out which of these different faults is causing the problem by careful observation.

Other switch's to check would be the water inlet valve and the water pressure switch with a multi meter for continuity or OHMS.

And in some modern washers that come with THERMISTORS:
One symptom of a washing machine that thinks it's overheating and thus fills and drains at same time ( possibly because of a faulty thermistor) is if it's filling with cold water and pumping out at the same time. This is covered in this articleWashing machine fills and drains at same timealthough the same symptom can be caused by other faults.

By the way my advice is free cuz God is good!


Jun 13, 2015 | GE Washing Machines

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Washer over flows

Discharge pump is clogged or not working or relay isn't working. Locate items w back off and let run if you hear relay click (it's ok) then the pump motor tries You have a clog. If relay does click or motor doesn't try that tells you what it is

Mar 01, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Washer not filling with water

sounds like a defective pressure switch that is just a spdt pressure operated switch and its stuck on the timer side of this switch and can't switch back to the fill side of the switch to fill the machine first before starting agitation,check voltage from the water fill wire off this switch for line voltage,then check from the wire on this switch to the timer for line voltage,probably no voltage from the water fill valve wire so it can't fill

Feb 21, 2013 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My machine keeps filling and draining. I've had


If the machine keeps filling and draining, then there is overflow detected. Rather than going for the control board you should have checked inlet, drain system and pressure switch.

Check the drain hose height setting. If hose is not well placed you get water back inside the tub. Do a test with drain hose down in a bucket. Check the drain pump filter. Access filter housing and remove blockage if any. If front load machines he pump filter is accessed using a panel located at the bottom in front side of the appliance. With top loader you access the pump from underneath or from the back.

Check if the inlet valve or the hose is allowing water inside the appliance because of an internal leak. This will result in overflow being detected.

Check the pressure switch. This is the device that detects water level.
The pressure switch is near to the control panel . It is a round shaped plastic part that is connected to wires and to a long thin rubber hose going inside the tub. Clean the hose or replace the pressure switch.



Jun 14, 2011 | Washing Machines

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We have a whirlpool LSR7233EZO. When I set the dial where it should fill with water no water runs in but the agitator runs. This happens on any of the load choices. From what I've been able to find out I...

Your problem sounds like a faulty water level switch,not your fill valve. With the machine empty at the beginning of your cycles, the switch should internally be in the "empty" position to energize your fill valve solenoid(s), then when the machine completes the filling to the level selected on your water level knob, the level switch repositions to the "full" position to energize your timer to advance the cycle. If the switch is stuck in the "full" position all the time, as soon as you pull your timer knob out to start any cycle, the machine already thinks it has filled to the desired level, and immediately energizes your timer to advance to the wash step and begin agitation, even though the tub is dry. I will refer you to the following link for a video showing you the fill/switch replacement procedure:

I hope I've addressed your problem as described


Jan 20, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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The water just constantly runs and does not fill

Hi just read your posting.Now by the information you have in your posting it tells me that while your machine is filling it is also draining the water out of the machine?Is that correct?Is your machine draining water into your laundry sink or somewhere else? These machines have 2 types of pump.Please look under your machine to the front right and see if you can see the pump.It should have a red or black fan attached to it.The other type of pump has no fan.Please reply with additional information on the type of pump and where it is draining to and I can help you rectify this fault.It sounds like your diverter valve is stuck in the drain out position.When your machine fills it should be in the recirculating position.Looking forward to your reply.

Jun 23, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Drain header is approx 6 ft. high-Will the washer pump push water

Hi there.I would try a load with it at that hieght,fill the machine to its highest water level,if the machine has still got water left in it afterwards then there might be a problem.Let me explain something..Washing machines these days have weak pumps designed with a low velocity,not very powerful.they designed to pump only to a 4 or 5ft head pressure wich is just above the water level height in the machine.most pumps are electric but earlier machines had belt driven pumps running straight from the powerful wash motor.nothing could slow them down.Actually your machine might have the pump directly attached to the motor so your is probably running of the main wash motor..I think you will be fine but try what i said anyway in the beginning.hope this help ya!

Jun 03, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Samsung washing machine J1045 water over filling

If you are getting this code it is because your washing machine has tried for at least ten minutes to drain the water out of the machine. The most likely cause of this problem is that you have a plugged pump filter or you have something stuck in the pump filter.
Make sure that you unplug your washing machine.To clean out the pump filter you must empty the washing machine water. The best way to do this is to manually drain the water into a low bucket or basin. Then lay a towel down to catch to remaining small amount of water. Remove the pump filter, clean out any debris, and wash out the filter. Then plug your washer back in and restart the washing machine.
Check that your machine is properly leveled. A washer that is too far out of level may not drain properly. Make sure that you are level front to back as well as side to side.
This solution will solve your problem

Apr 08, 2010 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Won't stop filling with water

Does the water continue to run when the washer is unplugged from power?  If it does, then there is something stuck in the inlet valve that is keeping it open.  Could be the result of mineral deposits.  If the water stops when unplugged then the water limit switch is defective.  Unlikely since the water still flows when control knob is in off position.

May 29, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Washing machine

the water outlet hose is down too low!left it up!good luck,..eire

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