My Kenmore has been working fine for over 1 year. Now, when the washer is idle and not in use, the tub fills with water and gone unnoticed overnight, flooded the laundry room and adjacent hallway. When we checked inside the washer, it was still half full of water. It drains normally and washes normally. Any ideas? Thanks
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if you are saying that the washer finishes the load of clothes and timer goes to off and water is filling the tub after this then you have a bad water valve on the back of the washer.disconnect the water lines and change out the valve
If it fills up to normal level on other settings then the water selector switch is bad.
Look at the back side of this switch and you should see a tube connected from the switch to the lower part of the tub. Take the tube loose at the switch and blow through to check for any blockage. Look at the tube for holes.
I suspect you have a water inlet valve problem. When the valves fail, they tend to either leak by, or do not open at all. The symptom you are describing is typical of an inlet valve that is not closing properly. The leak may be minute, but over time, it fills the tub and over flows. To access the water inlet valve, you will need to remove the washer top panel. Remove the three screws in the back that hold the top in place and slide the panel straight back and lift off. The water inlet valve will be located on the left hand side in the rear between the fill hoses and the dispenser (as viewed from the front of the washer). If you wish to perform this repair yourself, you can find the part at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your complete model number and the part can be located on the next page under the "Dispenser Parts" section as item number one (part #8181694). The replacement process is very simple. Just turn off the water source, remove the fill hoses, the dispenser hose and the mounting screws. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
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.