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?
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Re: Water flows into machine when off
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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1. Turn off the water supply to both hoses. 2. Remove hoses (one at a time so you don't get them confused) 3. On the washer side - look for a removeable screen inside wher you just removed the hose. 4. Using a small screwdriver - pop out the screen and reverse-flush it/clean it. It will likely be full of sediment and calcium deposits from your pipes. 5. Replace the inlet screens. 6. Re-fit the hose to the machine. 7. Turn on water supply valves. 8. re-try.
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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. It's an easy fix, remove the top and the valve is right there, te part number i think is 8181694
THE PROBLEM YOU HAVING IS A VERY COMMON ONE THAT WE EXPERINCE BACK HOME.YOU COULD HAVE ONE OF TWO THINGS THAT COULD BE CAUSING THAT PROBLEM.FIRSTLY YOUR PRESSURE METER WHICH CONTROLS THE WATER FLOW AND CUTS THE WATER OFF WHEN THE LEVEL IS CORRECT COULD BE FAULTY.SECONDLY THERE IS A PIPE WHICH IS CALLED THE SUMP HOSE COULD BE BLOCKED WITH OLD SOAP AND DIRT THAT COULD ALSO OBSTUCT THE AIR FLOW TO THE PRESSURE METER.HAVE THOSE TWO THINGS CHECKED OUT.GOOD LUCK
set the washer to fill. open the lid and depress the lid switch. might be in the rear of the cover or on the side. watch to see where the water level comes to. once the tub is filled, the water height switch operates the timer motor for the different cycles.