My machine seems to be filling with water even when it is switched off. For example, I finish a wash and remove the clothes. The clothes are relatively dry and the drum is completely empty of water. Then a few days later I notice that water is lodged in the bottom of the drum. If I open the overflow cap on the bottom of the machine the water comes out and eventually it is all drained off. I can only assume that the overflow container is filling with water and when it is too full the water goes into the drum. What I don't understand is where is the water coming from if the machine is switched off?
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Re: Drum filling with water when machine switched off
What you refer to as the overflow cap is the cover to the filter which you should remove regularly and check. however nothing to do with your problem.
the water could be coming from two sources:
first, if the drain is plumbed in under the sink, water can flow into the machine every time you empty the sink. the cure is to put the drain hose up as far as possible in a swan neck.
secondly, the intake water valves could be leaking and the only cure then is to replace them
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hi Jeremy. Why does my washing machine keep filling up with water when not in use?
Ensure that the waste pipe of the washing machine is higher at one point than the drum of the machine, this will prevent water running back into the machine. Normally this would fill the machine with dirty water. Or it could be a faulty water inlet valve, which will fill the machine with clean water.22 Sep 2007
Is the machine siphoning off water as it fills? If it is check the height of the drain hose and make sure it is above the height of the normal level of water that would be in te drum when washing, if the hose is to low the drum will siphon off the water on its own and continue to fill. If the machine is not siphoning off water while filling then you may have a blocked pressure hose or the pressure hose bottle may be blocked not allowing the pressure switch to activate. there may even be a small hole in the pressure switch hose. Check the thin pressure hose that goes from the bottom of the drum to the pressure switch.
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is symptomatic of a malfunctioning water control valve- the hot water one, if the washer is hot and cold fill, and the cold one if it is just cold fill! It's not closing correctly and closed is its 'default' and no power position.
Sorry but it needs replacing and a service call ;-0(
Washing machines stop filling when water pressure from the bottom of the tub goes up a plastic tube and into the water level switch. If the tube is obstructed with debris or anything foreign, the switch will fail to stop the water from overfilling. It is possible that the switch is defective, of course. Check the tube for obstructions, kinks, or a loose connection.
If it is the switch, have your make and model handy and look up the part here:
Hi there.i have a feeling that maybe the thin tube that runs from the water level pressure switch has come off the righthand side of the bowl & water is coming out of it.if thats the case the machine would never stop filling even at lowest setting.can you let me know what you find.
Thats strange, F10 means no cold fill.
Ok back to basics, you can check the pressure switch by taking off the tube and gently blowing into it and I mean gently, you should hear a click if its ok - make sure the other end is'nt blocked, blow it out with a cycle pump near the drum end
To javed_iqb904, does the drum actually fill or does it seem like that water is draining out as it's filling?
To neonllama19, if it fills with the tap on and the machine off, it sounds like a defective water valve. If it never stopped filling it sounds like a defective pressure switch or hose to the pressure switch is loose or diconnected.
The level of water in the drum is controlled by a pressure switch. This switch is attatched to the drum via an air tube which pushes air into the pressure switch as the machine fills with water. There could be a blockage in the pressure chamber attatched to the drum or the pressure switch is faulty.