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Washer continue to overfill

Washer continues to fill up and doesn,t cut off,have manually turn off washer as water starts to pour out of detergeant draw

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  • bstanton11 Jun 29, 2008

    I have a LG WM3677HW combo washer/dryer, and when I turn it on to wash, the detergent drawer overflows with water.  Can you direct me on what to look for?

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    washer overfills GE

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    Washer overfills.....

  • goude Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with my kenmore 22622100. It fills above the tub and runs on the floor. This has happened twice in the last year. Any ideas ?



  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    maytag mav9600

  • irniel Mar 05, 2009

    maytag mav9600 overfills

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This is a symptom of a pressure switch malfunction. More than likely, the air hose that attaches to the pressure has come loose and fallen off. If you post back with your brand and model number I can give you advice on how to locate your pressure switch. This is usually a very simple repair, that does not repair any special tools, repairman, or money. That is...as long as the pressure itself isn't bad. You need to do a visual inspection first to make sure.

PS For future reference: Posting your brand and model number makes this problem diagnosis process much quicker as all washers are not the same.

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On Spin cycle it continues filling up with water and when it starts spinning the water pours out of the top of machine. Also with Power failure or overload it continues to fill up with water and never...


We are talking about a FAV6800A or FAV9800A machine correct?

You will need the Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

If so it sounds like you have a stuck Water Valve or a Pressure Switch malfunction that never signals the Control Board of wash tub water level. And or a possible drain pump/drain line clog. I don't think you have a Drain Line issue because you don't report an ND error code for no drain.

Are you up for troubleshooting to DIY the repair?


If you unplug the washer does water continue to flow which requires you to shut the water valve to the washer? If water doesn’t flow I would next step you through how to check that the Pressure Switch is signaling the Control Board to turn off the 120VAC to the water inlet solenoids on proper water level fill.

Before we go any further let’s hear back from you.

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Does not stop filling with water


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Washer keeps filling w/ water, only stops when changed to spin


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OR the drain line is restricting air where it enters the drain stand pipe.
Remove the drain line and hold it up high.
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Can I use color safe bleach in my new cabrio, and if so where do I put it?


According to the manual on pages 12 & 13.

1.
Place a load of sorted clothes into the washer. See “Laundry
Tips.”
■ Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items. Items should move easily through the wash
water.
■ Load only to the top of the basket as shown. Overloading
can cause poor cleaning. Items need to move easily
through the wash water.
2. Pour measured powdered or liquid High Efficiency detergent
into the detergent dispenser. Always use the detergent
dispenser, and do not put detergent directly onto clothes in
the washer.
3. Add color-safe bleach (powdered or liquid) to this dispenser,
if needed. Be sure to match powdered color-safe bleach with
powdered detergent or match liquid color-safe bleach with
liquid detergent.
4. Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the liquid chlorine
bleach dispenser, if needed. Bleach is diluted and
automatically dispensed at the proper time during the wash
cycle.
■ Do not overfill. Do not dilute. Do not use more than 1 cup
(250 mL) for a full load. Use less with a smaller load size.
■ Follow the garment and the chlorine bleach
manufacturer’s directions for proper use.
■ To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout. Do not
let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the washer basket.
■ At the end of the cycle, a small amount of water may be
left in the dispenser. This is normal.
NOTE: Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser.

5. Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the fabric softener
dispenser, if desired.
■ Do not overfill. The dispenser holds 3 oz (94 mL), or a
capful of fabric softener.
■ The fabric softener is dispensed in the final rinse. If Extra
Rinse is selected, the fabric softener will be dispensed
during the Extra Rinse.
■ Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes.
■ At the end of the cycle, a small amount of water may be
left in the dispenser. This is normal.
NOTE: Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser.
6. Close the washer lid.
7. Press POWER. This turns on the washer display.
8. Select a Wash Cycle. See “Cycles.”
9. Select the desired Modifiers. See “Modifiers.”
10. Select an Option, if desired. See “Options.”
11. Select Delay Wash, if desired. See “Delay Wash” in the
“Modifiers” section.
12. Press START. The wash cycle begins, and the display shows
the estimated remaining time. The lid will lock.
NOTE: If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of pressing
Power, the washer automatically shuts off.


The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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This is an indication of a pressure switch malfunction. Post back with your washer brand name and model number and I can tell you how to check it.

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