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Machine will not fill with water, it acts like water is in the tub by agitating when you turn it on. I have cleaned the water inlet valves and the water supply is good. Any suggestions?

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Your pressure switch stops the water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which goes down between the inner and outer tub. As the water level increases the air in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to "make the switch" stopping the water from filling. This tube can get clogged and the switch won't work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear.
Part 5 on this diagram is your pressure switch. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Maytag-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-PAV2300AWW/3048/0153200/M0606007/00001?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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Unit acts like it has received water then continues to cycle as if it hasn't, no water is pumped???


Symptom Check
Click on underlined items for further information Washer does not work and makes no noise Washer does not work but it does make noise No water is entering the wash tub
- or no hot water
- or no cold water The water fills the wash tub too slowly The tub does not fill with enough water
  • Test the water level switch
  • Check that the drain hose is positioned roughly as high as the top of the inner tub
The water overflows the wash tub Water drains out during the wash or rinse cycle
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
  • Test the timer control
Wrong temperature of water is used
  • Water supply hoses may be reversed
  • Hot or cold water supply valve may be turned off
  • Water supply hose may be kinked
  • Check water inlet valve
Water drains out while it is filling
  • Check the drain hose, it should be at least as high as the top of the wash tub, about 38 inches.
  • The drain hose must sit loosely in the house drain. Do not seal the air gap around the drain hose or a siphon will occur.
  • Check the drain control lever
  • Test the drain control coils
  • Check the cam bar
Water drips into the wash tub when the washer is off Water does not drain out of the wash tub Water is leaking onto the ground
  • Inspect the water supply connections
  • Inspect the drain hose
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Inspect outer tub for cracks or corrosion
  • Inspect the tub seal
  • Inspect the tub bearing
Agitator does not move Agitator movement is weak or moves in only one direction
  • Inspect the agitator
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
  • Inspect the pump coupling
Drum does not spin
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Clothes are too wet after spin cycle This may be a spin problem or a drain problem
Drain:
  • Make sure the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for a partial blockage
  • Inspect the water pump
Spin:
  • Test the lid switch
  • Test the timer control
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the water level switch
  • Inspect the motor coupler
  • Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  • Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  • Test the motor
  • Inspect the pulley
  • Test the transmission
Cycle does not advance
  • If the washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer does not advance, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance while the washer is in a spin cycle, the timer probably needs to be replaced
  • If the timer does not advance during the rinse cycle, check whether water has filled the tub, if not, it is likely cold water related. Check the cold water supply valve, check the supply hose for kinks, check the filter screen and check the water inlet valve
Burning or electrical smell
  • Unplug the washer
  • Locate the source of the odor then read the instructions in the related section
Foul or stale odor coming from washer or clothes
  • Check that the drain line is clear
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages
  • Check pump for blockages
  • Check for build up of soap in the outer tub
  • Check for article of clothing stuck in the outer tub
Noisy or vibrates too much
  • General tips
  • Balance the load
  • Level the machine
  • Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  • Inspect the coupling
  • Inspect the transmission
  • Adjust the drive belt tension
  • Check the motor bearings
  • Check the drum brakes
Goes out of balance too often Clothing is damaged
  • Inspect agitator for cracks or rough spots
  • Inspect for rust spots

Jul 11, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Washer will spin but not fill with water nor agitate....


Machine must have full tub to agitate, so lack of water is likely causing that. Step 1: Unplug machine. Next turn off the water supply at the taps behind the machine. With pliers loosen (about 1/2 turn each) both hose ends at the machine connection. If one or both hoses do not relax, but instead spray water continuously STOP retighten them and let me know. If hoses do relax finish removing them. Where they attach is the inlet water valve. There are screens at the ends of that valve that can become clogged with lime and other debris. If they are covered with crud clean them with a toothbrush. If not look at the supply hose ends and the hose itself. Lime will also build up in the hose ends and can severely affect water flow. Put the hose ends over a bucket or the tub of the machine and turn on water supply to check pressure coming from the hoses. If you've got good pressure and the screens are clean you likely will need a new inlet watervalve. Before purchasing one you should be sure and check the wire connections at the valve. Make sure you've unplugged the machine then wiggle the connectors around and make sure they are seated properly. Then try the operation again. If still no water the valve is surely bad. Let me know.

Jan 20, 2013 | Washing Machines

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WASHER DOES NOT AGITATE OR CYCLE AFTER WATER FILL


If your Top Load Washer is Over Flowing Check the Following it is possible that the Water Inlet Valve is faulty.
First check to see if water is entering the machine when it is shut off if it is,replace water inlet valve. If no water enters the machine when it is shut off the water inlet valve is not the problem.

Pressure Switch
The pressure switch controls the level of water in your washing machine. This does this by a small chamber on the side of the tub, this chamber fills with water wich in turns creates pressure in the chamber. There is a hose connected to this chamber that runs up to the switch. When the right amount of pressure is applied to the switch it stops the water flow. If the hose becomes clogged up, gets punctured or cracks and leaks the hose will need to be cleaned or replaced. If the hose looks good and has no holes check the pressure switch by checking it for continuity when blowing on the end of the hose. This will close the switch and simulate pressure. If you have no continuity when the switch is closed replace the pressure switch, this video will walk you thru replacing and testing.

Aug 23, 2012 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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My GE washing machine keeps over filling, flooding the room if we don't stop it. Where is the mechanism that measures and turns of water?


If the machine starts to agitate and the water does not shut off replace the water inlet valve. Now if the machine fills and does not agitate,then clean the pressure sensor tubing and the line coming off the tub. Hope this helps Tim

Mar 02, 2011 | Dryers

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Washer overfills water does not shut off.


All you gotta do is see if the pressure hose is secure and tight on the pressure switch and the tub ain't clogged with sediment. themobilian_666.jpgthemobilian_667.jpg

Jan 03, 2011 | Washing Machines

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The water will fill the tub, agitation will begin,


Hi,
Yes, you have it figured out...

The soleniod valve is bad.... here is a tip that will help...the problem you have is with the same part but the opposite problem...

Washing Machine Problems No Water
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3880845-washing_machine_problems_no_water

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May 05, 2010 | Washing Machines

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My washer fills with water but overflows, the water wont stop at proper level


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.

Feb 17, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Roper washing machine will only run one load every 12 hours!!


It's overfilling If your washer is overfilling, 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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Washing maching not filling with water


The problem is most likely the water fill sensor switch. If it is telling the machine that it is full, it will go right to agitate.

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Machine over filling even when set on min. simpson enduro 701


When the machine is overfilling , it means that there is a problem with the inlet valve (valve not closing) or with the water level switch, that should turn off the valve when water reaches level.

See the suggestion from It's overfilling at repairclinic:

It's overfilling If your washer is overfilling, 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.

Oct 06, 2008 | Washing Machines

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