Kenmore elite 22952 keeps filling til overflows, no matter what level setting
I bought this used, and was assured it works perfect. No matter what level I set, it fills to overflowing, unless I turn it off. I was told the filling water pressure was too low. I fixed that, still overflows. Persons says must have happened since at my house, maybe rodents. Previous washer in same place for 10 years, no rodent problems. 2 cats live where washer/dryer is. I have not been able to run a single load. Level thing broken ? Dial has a reset choice. I have turned to reset, then chosen low level, or other, and it still just fills. Frustrated.
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Re: kenmore elite 22952 keeps filling til overflows, no...
Inside the case there is a water level switch. It is round, has 2 wires to a number of connectors and a tube that goes down to the drum. As the water goes in, the water level rises in the tube and causes the pressure to operate the switch and turn the water off. If the machine was tilted or laid flat with the transit bolts not being in place, it may have caused the pipe to come off. The usually look like this. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Kenmore+110+Series+Washing+Machine+Water+Level+Sensor+Replacement/11037
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the water level sensor is clogged-it should be a small tube connected to the tub that is connected to the control that sets the water level makes sure that is clear-take it off and try to blow through it-compressed air would work nicely or run a wire through it-cheers Denny
I had exact same issue. I've called Sears Maintenance. They had to change 2 pieces in UI: Timer KUDS02SRB10 and CONSOLE Assy.
Cost 360$ pieces 130$ Job Charge 60$ taxes.
Now It works perfectly, but I bought 1100$ 3 years ago... Really expensive to keep it running.
you may need to replace the level selector switch itself... if it has a reset option ( usually near the large side of the button, w/it plugged in, turn the switch all the way to reset, unplug the machine and then plug it back in. ) this has been known to work on occasion....hope this helps
This machine has a water valve that works on vaccuum from the tub. You will see a small clear hose that runs from the side of the tub up to this valve. This valve is adjustable to change the water level in the tub to desired setting on some machines, but if it goes bad, it will not shut off, thus overflowing the tub. Find this valve and replace it if adjustment does not work.
If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as “siphoning”. This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:
* The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose. * The standpipe should be a minimum of 34” from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height. * DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions. * DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient. * The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.
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