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Maytag Washer When the washer is turned on, the water keeps running and will not shut off prior to the machine starting the wash cycle. All else works fine. Is there a water level sensor on the machine? If so where is it located and how difficult is it to replace? Thanks. doc

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    Water kept running on my Maytag Atlantis, same as doc's problem, I cated the hose leading to the sensor and blew it down then into the diaphram to here the contacts make contact. Cleaned the inside tube and water drum while it was apart and all is well again.



    tks for advice, it worked.. back to washing clothes without a water watch:-)


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There is a water level switch on the machine. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with this specific machine, but if you will open the rear panel you should find it easily. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch (easy to do it). Another direction to be checked is the water inlet valve (my recommendation is to start with it, and if it will not solve your problem to move to the level switch )- maybe it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. You can easyly open the valve and clean it (from scale or other dirt). Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before starting working on it!!!!!

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WATER IN WASHER WONT SHUT OFF

Hi and welcone to FixYa. I am Kelly. When water wont shut off no matter what you do the problem is inside of the water valve assy. Usually there is a small bit of debris in the diaphram center hole that is holding the water passage open.

Here is what you can try to do to clear if BEFORE replacing the eater Valve.

1. Get a bucket
2. Turn off both water supply hoses momentarily
3. Set the water temp to warm
4. Remove ONE hose from the wall connection and place the hose in a the bucket.
5. Turn on the remaning connected hose/
6. Start machine fill cycle and tap the hose connection at the water valve on the back of the machine with either a screw driver or hammer handle.

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REVERSE HOSE CONNECTIONS ON THE WALL CONNECTION.

7. Place the other hose in the bucket
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9. Again tap the hose connection at the water valve
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12. Start fill cycle
13. Rapidly select hot and cold wash water.
14. STOP fill cycle.
15. Remove each hose individually from the water valve one at a time.
16. Use a knive blade and remove the inlet screen from the water valve. Wash screen under slowly running water rubbing it clean with your fingers. Re install screen. Reconnect water hose.
17. Repeat step 16 for opposite hose and screen.
18. Turn on water supply.
19. Test for proper filling and water stopping by starting and stopping fill cycle.

If it works you got lucky. If you still have the problem you will need to change the water valve. Either one of these water valves will work on your machine:
http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-PAV2300-%3d%3dc292d509361

Thanks for using FixYa.

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