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Water flows into machine when off

Kenmore Elite HE3 washing machine about 4 years old will sometimes fill with water after end of cyle and machine has turned off. Sometimes water does not continue to flow into the washer but when it does, it just keeps running and will overflow. Sometimes it is just a drip or sometimes its a steady flow. We are on a private well and the pressure is set at low-50 & high-70. According to the manual pressure range can be between 20-100 so this should not be causing the problem. We thought at first it might be sand getting stuck somewhere in the machine but we had a sand filter installed 6 months ago which did not solve the problem. Does anyone know if there is a pressure switch/valve that shuts off the water flow inside the machine which could be broken?

Posted by Dale Cullen on

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  • Dale Cullen Nov 10, 2006

    catriver

    The model number I got off the front of the machine is 110.42822201. I did some more research on the net and I had a feeling that was what was wrong. Nice to have it confirmed by a pro! Thanks.

  • Bling4You Mar 01, 2008

    HE3T Sears, Model #110.42924 - I just tossed a towel into the empty washer only to discover there was water in the washer! I've also noticed that the clothes don't seem to be wringing out nearly as well as they used to. Help!

  • wamcgeemd Mar 10, 2008

    HE3T washer....3 years old. Water continues to drip into drum after the cycle. So much so, that if **t cycled after a day or so..will actually overflow and drip out the closed front door!

    From what I read here (very..very helpful!!) appears that the inflow valve needs to be replaced. I'm a reasonable "handyman" though by ** means formally trained. Can a "do it your selfer" handle this problem??

    Thanks!!

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Carmel, I've seen this a number of times on the HE3, you are going to have to replace the water inlet valve. Since it's filling after the end of the wash the pressure switch is not going to detect the fill. The valve is not closing properly. If you post the model number I can give you the part number. It's an easy fix, remove the top and the valve is right there. If you need any assistance in changing it you can email me at [email protected] Catriver..post back.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2006

    Carmel, your part number is...8181694. Catriver.

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