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Washing machine keeps filling with water even when washing machine off. can hear the water coming through the drawer at top and fills into drum. had to out cold water valve off

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You will need to replace the inlet valve inside the washing machine. It is stuck in the open position. It's a fairly easy to replace. you will just have to unscrew the top[ in the back and lift the lid to access.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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Water leaking from detergent drawer


The first thing to do is take note of what the washer is doing when water leaks out in order to help pinpoint the cause. Does it only leak when filling? Is it leaking during wash or rinses? Or is it leaking only when it goes into spin?

Only leaks when filling

  • Water pressure that's too strong. Some dispensers can't cope with high water pressure. Make sure the washer is level as one leaning forward can leak if combined with high water pressure. Try turning the tap on the washer down. Only suspect this if you know the water pressure is high and it looks like it's gushing in quite fast on fill
  • If there is an optional detergent flap fitted in the drawer for holding liquid detergent make sure it is removed or drawn into the up position if using powder otherwise it prevents detergent running down into the drum
  • A build up of grease and slime in the nozzles at the top of the dispenser where the water flows in causing water to spray at the front and run out when filling. Check this article -black jelly-like substance in soap dispenser and on soap drawer (In extreme cases I've had to replace the dispenser.)
  • A build up of undissolved detergent in the base of the soap dispenser under the drawer (depending on the design). Remove the soap drawer and check the bottom of the soap dispenser for a build up of detergent that could allow water to run over the lip of the dispenser
  • Blocked dispenser hose: Some washing machines can flood water out of the soap dispenser if the hose leading out of the dispenser into the tub gets blocked. Blockages can be something put into the drawer by a child or a chunk of undissolved detergent tablet. Indesit, and Candy, as well as some of the later Hoover washing machines suffered from this design flaw. The hose where the water is flushed down, was right at the front of the soap dispenser on these washing machines and it wasn't wide enough. Undissolved powder from a tablet or lumps of detergent through poor water pressure can block this hose solid causing water to back up. Unplug machine, remove lid and feel this hose carefully for obstructions.
  • Overfilling: If the washer starts to fill and never stops it will flood out of the drawer eventually - Washing machine overfills
Leaks out of drawer during the wash or rinse cycle
  • Too many suds? If you can see the door glass is white with foam up to the top it could be foaming out of the dispenser. Too much foam in the washing machine
  • Overfilling: If the washer starts washing but the water doesn't stop coming in it will eventually fill the drum so much it will start to pour out of the soap drawer and other places. If this is the fault you should be able to see the drum is so full of water it's making a different sound, maybe labouring under the load, and the door glass full to the top with water. You should also hear that water is still running into the machine and be able to detect it by opening the drawer. However, in most cases an over filling washing machine should trigger an error code long before it gets to this stage but if you suspect overfilling check this page - Washing machine overfills
  • Surging: There are (often intermittent) faults that can cause the motor to spin out of control on wash or rinses. Instead of turning slowly the fault causes the motor to surge into spin instead which throws the laundry and all the water about violently. Water can then be forced out of the soap dispenser drawer. This fault should be relatively rare these days but if you observe this behaviour call an engineer to diagnose the cause.
Leaks from drawer only when spinning
  • If it only comes out on spin it can be caused by a partial blockage preventing the water being pumped out fast enough resulting in excess water being thrown around on spin and backing up into the dispenser. This fault is similar to the surging fault described in the last list but different in that the problem only occurs when it's on a proper spin cycle and much of the water has been pumped away. Troubleshooting this fault is all about finding out why it isn't emptying the water properly which is usually due to a partial blockage. Follow the same troubleshooting as described for a washer not pumping any water out at all - Washing machine won't empty water
  • If water is being forced out of the drawer when the washer is spinning but it is on wash or rinse and shouldn't be spinning follow the procedure for surging in the previous section above

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Water keeps leaking into drum and filling it up after unit is off


solenoid valve is probably faulty, it is usualy located at the top of the machine close to the drawer

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Haier xqg65-11su Keeps filling with water


I don\'t know this particular model but on many machines there is a diaphragm switch operated by a tube.As the water level rises in the machine the water also rises in the tube and the resulting pressure in the trapped air pushes on the diaphragm.If yours is like this look for a clear plastic tube running from the front or rear of the outer drum to a circular switch about 10cm diameter towards the top of the machine.If the pipe is blocked with soap powder or scum or the pipe has rubbed allowing the trapped air to escape the machine will continue to fill.If this is not the case by removing the pipe at the bottom and blowing into it you should hear the diaphragm click on and off as you release the pressure.Also check if the point where the pipe comes out of the drum is clear by pushing a piece of wire through the outlet.Don\'t forget the usual safety measures and unplug the machine before you start.

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Water keeps filling up the drum and inlet light flashes


either the inlet water valve is bad and needs to be replaced or the controller for it is not cutting off the electricty to it, If you are going to replace something, replace the water inlet solenoid valve.

Feb 10, 2014 | Miele Washing Machines

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I have Beco WM616 7W washing machine...when I start washing...water should filled in washing machine but it comes out from somewere..all programms working...just water comes from bottom..


Check all your hose connections. Sounds as if the drain hose has come loose or burst. (common fault in all machines).
Open soap drawer, and check that water is flowing into it.
If no water is flowing into it, looks like the water connection hose at rear is not secure.
If water is flowing into the drawer, but not staying in the drum, then check the drainage outlet hose is secure and undamaged.

Jan 21, 2013 | Washing Machines

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My LG washing machine, model WF-764STP is giving an HE error. The book says it is the water level sensor. Where do I find this and how do I repair it. Thank you


If you take the top of the unit, you will find it strapped to the side of the chasis about level with the top of the drum. Ots white and round, about the size if a child's palm. YouMAY find that removing the unit, blowing down the plastic feed pipe and then putting the unit back fixes your problem. My personal experience with these things though is that once they fail they call all sorts of problems. Very nice of your machine to warn you. It's not unusual for these things to fail in a manner that just tells the machine that there's not enough water and they just fill and fill and fill until water comes out of your soap drawer!

Needless to say therefore, if you do remove and refit, or even if you buy a new one to fit.... WATCH the machine for the first couple of loads and make sure that it's not under or over filling before you walk away and leave it to its own devices.

May 27, 2011 | LG Washing Machines

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My washer fills up, but not inside the machine. If I put the machine on spin, the water drains out. Why won't it fill inside the machine?


The water is going into the machine, but somewhere below the inside drum. I can hear it sloshing around if I move the inside drum. If I put it on the spin cycle, it does not spin, but the water comes out of the hose and into the sink.

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Washing machine help


If it fills up while just standing it is the filler valve , they are easy to replace

You need to take the back off the machine and with no power on listen to hear if water is trickling in, if it is then change the valve.

If it fills up while working then you need to do the same as above only this time take off the pipe which runs from a small tube shaped plastic moulding at the bottom of the outer tub to what looks like a small flying saucer which sits near the top

Blow into the tube and you should hear a clicking sound as you blow and release

If you can hear that the switch should be OK and I would then go back down to the Air Bell and make sure it does not have undissolved soap clogging it up inside

Jun 23, 2009 | Washing Machines

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WD62 drawer leak


remove drawer clean it make sure flap is free on drawer compartment

Nov 24, 2007 | Hotpoint WD62 Front Load Washer / Dryer

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He2 leaking from detergent dispensor


Plug off the wall, etc. Remove the rear cover. There is a thin tube coming from the control panel area to the base where the water exits, this should not be blocked, remove from top and blow to check, refit. Next clean out your outlet filter, it could be clogged, refit. This tube controls the water level. Another thing that could be the problem: Try to take the top of the machine off; there are three tubes coming into the dispenser box, these may hv come loose or something. Connect well.

Sep 12, 2007 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer

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