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Water level does not recognize level....does not stop filling

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I had the same problem, its the water-fill hose sensor located at the back of the tub. Sometimes it pops off if the tub goes out of balance, (poor design, no clamp on it) so if you can get in there see if the hose is properly fitted over the connector to the tub, happened twice to me, an easy fix, go by a clamp to keep it on.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

  • 2blessed Dec 06, 2010

    I cleaned the switch and blew into the hose to make sure there was no water in it. Also, I don't know which one worked but also in my search I read that if you unplug you machine for at least 30 seconds. Then when you plug it back in open and close the lid 5-7 times to reset the computer. 5 worked best for me. In the manual it says to you turn to reset when you want to increase the level of that setting. I may have contributed to the problem. My first suggestion is reset the computer. Then clean the switch and hose on back. So far I haven't had to purchase the $55.00 part yet. thanks everyone for the help

  • Malinda Caldwell
    Malinda Caldwell Feb 19, 2014

    Thank you so much for the help. When I located the hose in the back to the sensor, I noticed a large hole in the hose. It had been sitting in an old house for some time and mice made a meal or a bed of it. I replaced the hose, but was still having the problem. The new hose was a hair bigger than the old one, so could not build up pressure. Since I did not have any plumbers tape available, I used electrical and wa la, the washer now works great. Again thank you for the help.

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Hello there: If your washer is overfilling,or continuously filling check these: Water-inlet valve Water-level switch Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve. Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.


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be sure the rubber hose runnig from the water level switch to the tub is conected on both ends if not conected to the tub the water will come out the hole the hose is supposed to be conected to and it want stop filling.

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SOURCE: Washer didnt fill when turned on, but filled when holding "reset"

sounds like your water level switch is bad OR the small hose that goes from the waterlevel switch to the bottom of the tank has a hole in it.Try replacing this small hose first.you can go to an auto parts store and match it up.it's usually about 3' long and about 1/4" inside diameter and about 99cents a foot.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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try to use it in the small level and see if it would stop filling around medium or large quantities of water.

if it would stop filling , then replace the water level sensor.

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