Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
We have a Whirlpool "Duet" HT front loader Model# GHW9250MW2. The last load completed was taken out for drying after about 5 hours (it had been forgotten about), but as it turned out, was still wet. So we set it for "Drain and Spin" and after completion it was ready for the dryer. After a day of non-use, I went out to do another load, and discovered that the drum had water in it, to the point of nearly flowing over the door threshold. I checked for back flow from the drain, and it was clear. And then I noticed that where the water enters the washer, just inside the door, there was a very slight and nearly unnoticeable stream of water gliding down the rubber seal. My guess is that there is some sort of water control valve that has failed. Please advise. Thanks
Sounds like you have a water inlet valve that is leaking by. It is a solenoid controlled valve where the fill hoses hook up to. They sometimes become gunked up with rust or sediment and the diaphragms may not seat properly when the valve is in the closed position. This is particulary true if you live in an area with hard water or use well water. You can remove the valve and try cleaning (distilled white vinegar works well), or simply replace the valve (if you do not wish to repeat the process of removing the valve twice if cleaning does not work). If you wish to replace the valve follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the washer before servicing.
2. Turn off the water supply lines and remove the hoses from the washer.
3. Remove the washer top panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear. With the screws removed, the top panel will slide back then lift off.
4. The water inlet valve is mounted to the back panel of the washer on the left hand side (facing from the front). Disconnect the electrical connections and dispenser hose.
5. Remove the mounting screw(s) holding the valve assembly in place and remove.
6. Reinstall new valve assembly using the previous steps in reverse order.
A new assembly can be located at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and located item number 1 (part #8181694) under the "Dispenser Parts" heading. Another website that also carries the part is repairclinic.com (item number 906483). Both are good resources for obtaining parts, however Sears also offers helpful illustrations as well.
Good catch on the symptoms. This problem can also be caused by a drain problem, caused by a siphoning condition allowing drain water to back up into the washer. I have a write-up that explains siphoning under my "Tips and Tricks" section under my profile if you wish to read it. However, you did mention you noticed water trickling in near the door, which leads me to believe you have a water inlet problem. This is the only component between the dispenser and fill hoses that controls the water shutting off. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you resolve your problem.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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