Question about Kenmore 44832 Front Load Washer
Hot water won't stop filling machine, how do I fix this?
I have the 44832202 model washer. It's about 4 years old. For the past few months, whenever filling the washer, the inlet valve allows only hot water to enter regardless of what water temperature selection is made or what wash cycle is chosen, even COLD/COLD. Also, once the hot water starts filling, it almost never stops on its own but causes a "F09" error for overfilling. When that happens, PAUSE must be pressed and the water pipe turned off. When the cycle is resumed, the valve can be reopened and water will not flow into the drum.
This does not seem to be happening during the rinse cycle. Cold water is usually what enters the machine during all rinses. I checked the inlet valve voltages during various stages of filling and found that the hot side solenoid has no voltage across the prongs no matter what wash temperature is selected. Meanwhile, the cold valve has 115 V. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the solenoids or if it originates in the Central Control Unit. I also checked the resistance across the leads to the hot side and found it to be open. On the cold side, there was a measurable resistance.
While I'm tempted to replace the valve first, I'm not sure if that is really the problem since it appears to be working fine during the rinse cycle. That suggests to me that perhaps it's the inputs to the valve that are messed up. Has anyone run across this before? I'd sure appreciate some help on this one before I spend around $300 for a new CCU.
If your washer is overfilling, check these:
Water-inlet valve Adefect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able toshut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. Ifthis occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. Intime, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you needto replace the valve.
Water-level switch Adefect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that itcan't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switchsenses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragmdevice with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and thebottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tubincreases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When thepressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts offthe water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You caneither clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-levelswitch.
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