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My Hoover First Edition keeps filling with water to the point of it pouring out of the door. It seems to be draining fine, but just keeps letting in short bursts of water, which don't seem to stop. Eventually, the weight of the water gets too much for the door and it pours out. I need to make a decision on whether it's fixable or if I need to buy a new machine as I can't be without a machine for more than a couple of days. Many thanks for your ideas.

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This seems quite likely to be a fault of the WATER LEVEL SENSOR. So since the pressure activated switch is not working even when the set water level is reached the water overflows.
Drain the water out of the washer and remove the level sensor which is located on the rim of the drum which has a tube feeding water to a pressure activated switch- the diaphragm could have punctured or failed on the switch.
You can bypass the switch by shorting to see if the machine starts and works , if so change the switch.

Posted on May 18, 2011

  • 654123a May 18, 2011

    Thanks for your solution, which makes perfect sense. Can you advise if the sensor is accessible from within the drum that the laundry is loaded into, or do we need to remove a panel to access it from behind?



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