Machine leaks after my kid tried to run it with the water shut off
My kid tried to run the machine with the water valve shut off, after a half hour or so of the maching making strange noises down cellar he decided to investigate and found that the water to the machine was off and turned it on. Now when you try to run it and add water it leaks like a sieve. Any tips on fixing the problem would be greatly appreciated.. thanks, Mark
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If you unplug the power do if the water still run in then you need to replace water valve don't try to take it a part and clean it out it will just leak water in the tube. So just replace the water valve.
The bypass valve is letting by and needs to be replaced. You should be able to get one from your local agent and swapping it out is a simple enough task requirring only basic hand tools and some PTFE tape. Access to the valve is via the top cover and the valve is located logically close to where the water is leaking, just follow the pipes.
Hi just read your posting.When you say the water is leaking out of the top ,does that mean it is leaking on the floor or leaking into the bowl even when the machine is off.If it is leaking into the bowl then it is a faulty water valve.Turn off the cold tap and leave for an hour and see if the water stops and if it does stop then the problem is the cold valve.If it doesn"t stop the leak turn the hot off and leave for an hour and see if that stops the leak.By memory I think your water valves are a double unit and to change one you must change both.Please reply with additional information about where the water is leaking to and I can help you rectify this fault,
It's overfillingIf your washer is overfilling, check these:Water-inlet valveWater-level switchWater-inlet valveA defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that 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. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.Water-level switchA defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.
sounds like your water fill valve is bad,after awhile it gets sediment buildup inside and the valves get stuck,not a hard job to replace it,and as for as leaking ,it could be a hose,your main tub seal in between the drun and transmission could be leaking!
All washing machines have a solenoid valve for turning on and shutting off the water coming in, one for the hot water and one for cold. It sounds like one of them has a slow leak.
Try shutting off the cold water supply to the machine for a day and see if the tub fills with water. Next try shutting off the hot water supply and leaving the cold supply on. This will tell you which valve is leaking.
This solenoid valve is something you can buy from an appliance parts company. In some cases, someone handy may even be able to disassemble it and replace a washer that is leaking.
Until it is repaired, you can get by with shutting off the water supply when you are not using the machine or shutting off the supply that is leaking. For example, if it's the hot water supply valve that is leaking, just shut off the hot and do only cold water washing.