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Washing machine will not shut off at the right water level. What can I do to fix this problem? Water continues to overflow and I have a mess.

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Water level switch has a (pressure) hose that is about the same diameter of a drinking straw.Its attached to the water level switch and may of come off. To make 100% sure its not just the pressure hose thats come off,you need to check and see first.Remove the front console so you can look and see if the hose is firmly attached.If not attach it.If it is attached,try moving up to make a better contact.Fill washer one more time on small wash setting.If the water continues past the "small" fill level drain all the water out and replace the level pressure switch.It is leaking air causing the problem. 

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I have found some stuff for you to read and hope this helps you. Let me know how it goes.
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There are two main reasons due to which the water is overflowing out of washing machine---

1. 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.
2. 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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Check these:
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. Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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