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    Washing machine is overfilling. Becomes a fish tank.



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The solution is to fix the water level sensor, which is a little different in every model
Generically it is a tube from the bottom of the tub to a pressure sensor in the control console. Often the tube comes off the sensor.
As a first check, open the console and make sure the sensor tube is attached.
If this isnt the solution add make and model to your question and try again

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The washing machine is overfilling the water?

A defect in the water-inlet valve .The water inlet valve is the device which allows the water in the machine when the machine is turned on.but if the valve is faulty then it will not stop water to the machine even when its turned the washing machine overfills with water.
The valve is located at the back of the washer, and it will have water hoses hooked up to the back of it. Shut off the supply of water to your washer. Disconnect both hoses at the back of the washer. Before removing or checking the need to replace the valve if its faulty. If the water -inlet valve is checked OK.Then the other possibility to check out is the Water-level switch.The Water-level switch is the part that senses the water in the tub.if the water reaches to its required command the water supply to stop.But if the switch is faulty then it will not sense the water and water keeps on filling and at last water overfills due to Water-level switch not working properly. The Water-level switch is located at the bottom of the outer tub in the washing machine. This will help.Thanks.

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What eroor8 in weat point washing machine

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Overfilling is caused when either the water inlet valve or water level switch is bad. When any of these parts goes bad it won't shut off the water and so cause overfilling. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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Sep 30, 2009 | Washing Machines

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1 of two problems happened.
1) either the water level sensor went bad. Which tells the water inlet valve when to shut off and the machine to start operating.
2) The water inlet valve has failed. This comes from the water hose and fills the washing machine.

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Washing machine overfills with water at start up after two years in use.

If the washing machine operates and cycles correctly, and only problem is overfills, then you have a bad water level switch or a bad membrane sensor (water level sensor).

If instead the machine get stuck on filling, and does not stop even if you advance timer, then the inlet valve is stuck on open, or the control board is faulty.

If machine is only two years old, call manufacturer and complain, even id limited warranty is one year, they may cover the part cost the same if they decide this was a factory defect (if it is inlet valve) coming up after two years.

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Washing machine overfilling

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Sep 29, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Suspecting the water level switch is the first step since this device controls starting operations. There is also a possiblity that the water level pressure hose has come off the tub. Make sure this plastic line is attached before replacing the level switch.

Jan 13, 2008 | Washing Machines

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