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Washing machine My washing machine will not quit filling with water. It over flowed and flooded my house. I can manually put it in spin cycle and it will drain and spin. What would cause this and how can I fix it.

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  • cluggy310 Aug 08, 2008

    I really don't know anything about washing machines. after I read your solution I went right to my washing machine and fixed the problem. The tube had come off the water level switch. Thank you very much. I had no idea that it was so simple. You saved me alot of head ache and money.



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Just my 2 cents: I unscrewed the back panel, front panel and lifted the lid. I bent the lid because I didn't take it apart correctly, so be careful. Also don't forget to disconnect the power. Well, I didn't see any problems with the hoses so I put it back together after cleaning some dust and dirt out. When I tested it, it worked. Go figure.

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It could be the water level switch or the pressure tube that goes from the water level switch to the side of the tub.

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