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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
tidalwave If the water continues to flow even when the washer timer and the power to the washer are off then you are right and the water inlet valve has to be replaced. If it does it only when the washer is on then it could be different problems. In that case the first thing you have to check is the water level switch. This is the device which controls the water level. Remove the power first.Open the control panel and you will see the switch on the left side. There is the clear plastic hose connected to the switch. Make sure the hose is not loose. This is one of the most common cause of overflow. If it got loose, drain out all water from the washer before you reconnect the hose. If this is not the issue then you have to check the continuity across the water level switch therminals. When there is no water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 12 (gray and orange wires). Whet the tub has filled up with water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 14 (gray and light blue wires). If the continuity is wrong replace the water level switch. If you are going to do it, make sure there is no water in the tub before you will remove the clear plastic hose from the old switch. Good luck. Gendos. post back...
Posted on Jul 08, 2007
this could be either a bad pressure switch, located behind the control panel. it has a small usually black hose running down to the tub. more than likely since this is an older machine the hose has become worn in one spot and is leaking air. replace the hose and that shold do it. if not its the presasure switch.
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
I had the same problem with our "GE Profile SensorWash" ... It would not quit filling. I took out the top 4 screws on the top of the control panel which allowed it to tip down. I saw that the pressure switch contol was on the left - it had a clear(or white) tube about the diameter of a pencil connected to the back of it. If you follow that tube down, you'll see that it connects to the lower left of the plastic tub. I simply pulled the tube from where it connects to the tub, and using my mouth, repeatedly blew and sucked into the tube several times. I could hear the switch activate each time I did this. Maybe the switch was just stuck, but for ever what reason, the machine started performing like it should! I think if it happens again, I will just replace the switch itself.
John W. - Port Byron, Illinois
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
I had the same problem and went out to a website for Maytag washers. That website advised that the problem could be mechanical or electrical. In my case, the problem was a clogged tube and it took only ten or fifteen minutes to fix.
0. Unplug the machine.
1. Open up the front of the washer. Along the left hand side is a long transparent tube. The tube connects to a wallet size container on the side and near the bottom of the tub.
2. Inspect the transparent tube. It may be clogged where the tube meets the wallet sided container.
Note: When the tub is full, it creates pressure in that wallet size compartment which sends air up that tube to a pressure switch located within the panel at the top of the washer. The pressure switch flips and tells the machine - stop filling the tub with water. My machine had a visible clog in the bottom of the tube that carries the air from the bottom of the tub up to the pressure switch.
3. Disconnect the tube and clean. I used a pipecleaner to get most of the mold out. To completely clear the tube, remove the top panel and disconnect the tube from the pressure switch in the top panel and blow air down the tube.
4. Reconnect, test - and you should be good to go. If not, your pressure switch may be dead.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
there is a sensor that tell the valve when to turn on and how much water should go thru the machine, it is a selinoid valve in the water line with a wire commming out of it,, you will either need to replace this your self or have a tech come out and tend to it
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
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