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Water overflow no problems until yesterday when the water just kept flowing regardless of size setting. I replaced the water sensor and thought it was OK but after 3 loads it overflowed again. I replaced the water shutoff valve (and solenoid) but this was not the problem either. Water is still overflowing.

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  • hoogy Aug 20, 2007

    I removed the clear hose to the water sensor and found a small cut right at the clamp.
    I cut off the last half inch of the hose (at the cut) and reinstalled it. Washer seems to work fine now.


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When u replaced the sensor was it the round one that has a clear pipe going to it if ti wasnt u will need to replace it if it was then take the clear pipe off and blow down the pipe this will reset the wayer pressure sensor and should stop the washer from overflowing m8

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

  • peter gittos
    peter gittos Aug 20, 2007

    that will of been your problem it will of been sucking air into it and stopping your pressure switch from reading the real pressure indide your drum has the water filled up it will have been getting air constantly should be ok now m8


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