Our washing machine is 3+ years old and recently the washer has on several occasions filled itself fully or partially with water when the machine was idle. The machine otherwise functions normally and these incidents occur after the machine has not been in use for several days. On one occasion, the machine failed to keep the front door locked allowing it to open with resulting water spillage with a surprise machine full of water?
It's gotta be some sort of electronic malfunction I would assume to allow for random water filling when the machine is powered down and idle.
Anyone have a clue? Eaily repaired?
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Re: WHirlpool Duet Washer
Swede, you need to replace the water inlet valve. Part number 8181694. This is an easy fix. Just remove the 3 screws that are in back holding the top on. Slide the top back and you will see the valve. Couple of screws and a clamp and it will come right off. Catriver..post back.
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a bad water inlet valve try unplugging machine and see if it still does it? if it doesnt do it when unplugged then u have an electrical signal problem from eiither control board or timer if it keeps doing it when unplugged its ur water inlet valve
This washer will stop and start a number of times during fill as it is sensing how much water it needs. Also you must hook both water line up and have both on. Also you must use HE soap and very little of it.
I have the same problem. The only problem that I have is not knowing how much water will eventually go into the tub. It takes about 4 or 5 days to accumulate about a gallon. I called the Whirlpool service center and the woman said they recomend turning the water off after each use-I think this is ridiculous. If going away on vaca maybe. Rob
sounds like a faulty water inlet valve, not seating properly after closing the valve.replacing the valve is the only solution to this problem, in the meantime you can turn off your water supply in between doing loads.