Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a Maytag A206 washer. When it fills up with water , it overflows. What is causing this? Thanks

Posted by on

  • Steven Humphrey Apr 26, 2010

    Thanks-about what I figured but wanted to double check myself.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,218 Answers

Good day,
Depends on how you stop the filling process. If you have to shut the water at the supply by hand, then it is a defective dual water water valve and needs to be replaced.
If you can shut the water off by turning the machine off, then it is either the water fill switch or the plastic hose that connects the fill switch to the bottom of the tub.
The plastic hose could have come off, is cracked and leaking or the fitting on the bottom of the tub is plugged up.

If it seems to be the last item. Fill the tub partially, remove the hose from the fill switch, and blow into it to test to see if it is clear.
If it is O.K. you will hear a gurgling sound coming from the tub.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Water will not turn off


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Water Inlet Valve If the washer is overflowing and power is shut off to the washer, the water inlet valve has failed. Replace it.
Pressure Switch If the washer is overflowing the pressure switch might be defective. The pressure switch is attached to a small tube which is attached to the outer wash tub. As the water level rises the air pressure in the tube increases, once the set water level is reached the pressure switch turns off power to the water inlet valve. Check to be sure the air tube to the pressure switch is clear before replacing the switch.

Low Water Pressure from House Supply If the washer is overflowing the water pressure to the water inlet valve might be too low. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to shut off properly. If the pressure is lower, the valve may not close fully when the power is shut off. This results in the valve leaking water into the washer and causing it to overflow.


10_17_2012_4_16_20_am.gif

Oct 16, 2012 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Maytag Neptune TL washer overfilling


yes i would agree the water valve is defective as if unplugged it should close,but also sounds like a pressure sensor or pressure hose problem that is also defective too due to the fact that it should at least start the wash cycle even though the water doesn't stop filling,so also it could be the central control unit,pressure switch or pressure hose

May 07, 2012 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Lost the manual for my maytag performa washer A206. How do I access the drive and pump belts ?


The A206 is an old style washer. They are accessed by tipping the machine back against the wall. They are easilty replaced, come as a set...replace them both!

Kelly

Mar 22, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Why do the stackable washers always overflow with water. Is it a sensor problem or what?


Overflowing can be caused by a faulty pressure switch or tube from switch to the tub. It is operated by air pressure from water filling in the tub. If this does not activate then the inlet valve will continue to allow water to enter the machine. If it is overflowing during spin only it is most likely something obstructing the pump. If it is filling the tub even when the machine is off the problem is the inlet valve.

Jun 28, 2010 | Maytag LSE7806A Top Load Stacked...

1 Answer

I have an old maytag model #LA712 top loader. Recently it has started overflowing not stopping when it's filling. This does not happen everytime and it does not leak any other times but when it does what a...


Usually this is caused by the water inlet valve sticking in the open position. If you can catch the washer while it's overflowing, unplug the washer. If the water stops, then the problem is most likely a pressure switch or pressure hose. If the water does not stop, it is most likely the water inlet valve.

May 25, 2010 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

When machine is filling with water, it overflows


Hi,
The soleniod valve is bad.... here is a tip that will help...the problem you have is with the same part but the opposite problem...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3880845-washing_machine_problems_no_water

heatman101

Apr 27, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH6500A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer won't stop filling with water


In yor machine control panel you have A part called a pressure switch or water level switch. that controls the water level and tells the timer to start aggitating .If the part is bad the machine will over fill and keep running the water!!

Sep 01, 2008 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag W-7 Washer water fill does not stop


Yes, I think that rubber tube measures water level. But I've never changed one. Good luck.

Aug 02, 2008 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer does not stop filling and it overflows!


check the pressure switch tube connectiong to the tub for a hole or crack first

Apr 23, 2008 | Maytag Performa LAT2500A

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

105 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16037 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...