Washer: Why does my washing machine overfill?
Few appliance mishaps are as dramatic as an overflowing washer. A leaking valve on the water inlet valve assembly can allow the washer to fill constantly even with the washer turned off. Unplug the washer and see if water still flows into the washer. If so, then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly.
A faulty water-level pressure switch can cause the washer to overfill during the cycle. The water level pressure switch is a component of the main electronic control board on some washers. Replace the water-level pressure switch or main electronic control board if the washer overfills during the cycle, but stops filling when you turn the washer off.
THESE REPAIRS MAY HELP SOLVE YOUR WASHER PROBLEM
Replace the washer water-level pressure switch
The water-level pressure switch detects the water level in the wash tub. If the water-level pressure switch is defective, the washer won't fill properly. It could not fill at all or it could overfill even to the point of overflowing. If the pressure switch doesn't accurately detect and control the water level in the washer, replace it.
Washer water-level pressure switch
When a top-load washer overfills with water, or when it won't fill at all, the water level pressure switch might have given out. This repair guide and video show how to replace the water level switch in 30 minutes or less.
Replace the washer water inlet valve assembly
The water inlet valve assembly is a set of water valves that control the flow of water into the washer. Replace the water valve assembly if the washer won't fill and start because a valve doesn't open, or if the washer overfills because the valve doesn't close.
Washer water inlet valve assembly
When a top-load washer won't fill, or it fills with water even when unplugged, chances are the water inlet valve is to blame. This repair guide and video show how to replace the water inlet valve in 30 minutes.
Is your top-load washer not filling with water, or is it filling even when it's unplugged? Suspect the water inlet valve. This DIY repair guide and video explain how to replace the water inlet valve in less than 30 minutes.
If your front-load washer won't fill with water, or if the washer fills with water even when it's unplugged, the problem could be the water inlet valve. This repair guide and video explain how to replace the washer water inlet valve in 30 minutes or less.
Replace the washer main control board
The main electronic control board, also called the mother board, governs the timing and execution of the washer component functions. It controls the fill valves, the drive motor and the drain pump.
Washer main control board
A failed top-load washer electronic control board can cause multiple problems, from no display lights to the washer not filling, spinning or draining. If you or a service technician determine that the electronic control is faulty, this repair guide and video show how to replace it.
A failed front-load washing machine control board has several symptoms, including the washer not starting, filling, spinning or draining. If you or a service technician determine that the machine control board has failed, this repair guide shows how to replace it.
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