Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
Hi. those are filter screens. they prevent debris as large or larger than the screen openings from entering the washer. you really should buy a new set, at any appliance store and insert them. the overfill problem is a separate matter. 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. J.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
Those are actually filters to prevent debris from getting into the machine and block or clog the water inlet valve as may have happened here. The water inlet valves may have been stuck in the open position causing the overflow. Unplug the machine during fill cycle or when the overflow happens. The valves are indeed stuck in the open position and need to be replaced if water continues to flow in even with the machine unplugged.
The second possible reason is the pressure switch being stuck in the empty position. Blow air into the pressure switch diaphragm to release the contacts and prevent overflow; otherwise, you have to replace the pressure switch.
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
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