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Maytag washer PAV2300 water over flow

Fairly new washer, no problems until now. Regardless of load size selected tub fills to top, then over fills. Water continues to flow during agitate cycle. Water continues to flow after rinse cycle, Water continues to flow during spin cycle. Water flows after shut down. I closed water supply valves to save water. Seems solenoid may be stuck in open position. Do I need to replace water inlet valve ? This looks like the part from a short internet search. Thanks for any help.

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  • Hesty Heffew Jul 07, 2007

    Is there a water level sensor ? How does the machine know how much water is in the tub ?
    Might this be the problem, rather than a stuck open valve ?

  • 1972nova Jan 14, 2008

    I have a washer machine {model#pav2300} water over flows over and it will not agitate.Also when i get it to work some times it doesnt agitate properly if i pull the nob in and out it start to work properly

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    water overflow problem

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    We had the same sort of problem, overflow on the rnse cycle. The service man just trimmed and reconnected a hose, and things now seem to work fine.

    He also said that that model is not really built by Maytag, there have been all knds of problems with them, and it should be replaced soon. He said that a pd in the machine is wearing down, and cannot be reasonably replaced.

    Is any of this true ?

  • tim_123 Sep 07, 2008

    top load washer. tub overfills with water on initial cycle. washer will continue in cycle, wash clothes and drains water correctly. is there a sensor to detect water level to stop water filling the tub?

  • deanna269a Nov 27, 2008

    Washer keeps filling and filling. I manually have to stop it and go straight to the spin cycle. Then there are some days it works fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    not cut off the inlet water

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Water also leaks to the floor during the spin cycle if the load is not evenly balanced.



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Tidalwave If the water continues to flow even when the washer timer and the power to the washer are off then you are right and the water inlet valve has to be replaced. If it does it only when the washer is on then it could be different problems. In that case the first thing you have to check is the water level switch. This is the device which controls the water level. Remove the power first.Open the control panel and you will see the switch on the left side. There is the clear plastic hose connected to the switch. Make sure the hose is not loose. This is one of the most common cause of overflow. If it got loose, drain out all water from the washer before you reconnect the hose. If this is not the issue then you have to check the continuity across the water level switch therminals. When there is no water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 12 (gray and orange wires). Whet the tub has filled up with water you should measure the continuity across therminals 11 and 14 (gray and light blue wires). If the continuity is wrong replace the water level switch. If you are going to do it, make sure there is no water in the tub before you will remove the clear plastic hose from the old switch. Good luck. Gendos. post back...

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  • JCfanatic Aug 04, 2010

    Found the clear hose was actually being pinched by the back panel; rerouted hose and that took care the issue of overfilling. Thanks Gendos


  • mccann223 Jun 13, 2011

    Wow! What great info! You saved me the cost of a service call.... I really appreciate that, Thanks again!!




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The rubber hose was my problem. It broke at the tub. All I had to do was to remove the clamp, cut the bad part of the hose off and then replace the hose and clamp. All worked well after that.
Thanks for posting your solutions. You saved me a service call and the money it would of cost.
You guys are GREAT!

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My Oasis was overflowing, ONLY on cycles which add a lot of water, like sheets, bulky. The repair tech from Sears basically said I was wrong because it couldn't overflow because the machine fills by time. Ha! He ran the express cycle and it didn't overflow. He left, I turned it on and it overflowed. Well, I called and he said that the main computer board must be out, just a little over $200! Came here (where I should have come first) and opened the machine. I found a small rub hole in the tube, taped it shut, and voila! Machine works. Will order a new hose

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Gendos, you rock! In my case it was a rat! Dammed rodent chewed a hole in my rubber line. i repaired hose with a thick plastic straw and bingo! washing dirty clothes again! If i ever see you in Austin i'm buying you beer!

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  • cactus9 Feb 07, 2011

    I had a similar overflowing problem with my Maytag PAV5000AWW.
    The plastic hose at the back of the machine had dislodged from the sensor. Once I put it back in place it worked like a charm.
    That saved me an $81 service charge.


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