How To Fix An Over Flowing Washer

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An over flowing washer can be annoying and very dangerous. If your washer is over flowing, there is most likely a problem with your washer. There can be various reasons why your washer might be overflowing.

Here are some of the problems and solutions we’ve came up with:

Water Inlet Valve:

A water inlet valve controls the flow of the water into the washer. If your washer continues to fill during its washing cycle, there might be a problem with the water inlet valve. Try unplugging the washer when it begins to overflow. If the water stops filling then it is not the water inlet valve but a problem that is related to the electrical circuit.

How to replace the water inlet valve:

You may need to replace the water inlet assembly if: 
1. Your washer overflows with water
2. Your washer is not filling with water
3. Your washer has no hot or cold water
4. Your washer is leaking water
5. Your washer fills and drains at the same time
6. Your washer stops mid cycle

Tools needed:

Tape

Channel locks

star-point screwdriver

1/4″ nut driver

Flat head screwdriver

 

Step by step on how to replace your water inlet valve:  

  1. Unplug washer and turn off water
  2. Disconnect hoses
  3. Remove small back panel
  4. Remove control back panel
  5. Unscrew two top panel screws
  6. Tape lid down
  7. Pull top panel forward, lift up, and push back to unlock
  8. Tip back top panel
  9. Squeeze control panel clips with pliers to release, holding control panel
  10. Close top panel and flip over control panel
  11. Disconnect wire harness from control board
  12. Unscrew star-point mounting screws to remove assembly
  13. Install new assembly by screwing in mounting screws
  14. Connect harness to control board
  15. Replace control panel- push down until it snaps into place
  16. Pull top panel forward until the panel drops, then push back
  17. Remove tape
  18. Replace top panel screws
  19. Replace control back panel
  20. Replace small back panel
  21. Reconnect hoses
  22. Plug washer in, turn on water, and give it a test run!

 

Washer Water Level Pressure Sensor Assembly:

 

This Water Level Pressure Sensor (also called a Pressure Switch or Water Level Sensor) monitors and controls the water levels in the washer for the wash cycle. If it is an electrical problem with your washer than it is most likely your Washer Water Level Pressure Sensor Assembly.

How to replace your Washer Water Level Pressure Sensor Assembly:

You may need to replace the washer pressure switch if:
1. The water in your tub is not filling up correctly.
2. Your washer is not starting.
3. It is broken, damaged, or worn out.

Tools Needed:

-Putty Knive(s)

-1/4 Inch Nutdriver

-Needlenose Pliers

-Channellocks

 

Step-by-step how-to instructions on replacing your pressure switch.

1.) Unplug your washer from its power source.

2.) Make sure the water is off for both hot and cold water.

3.) Set a towel down to make sure water doesn’t get all over the place.

4.) Using your channellocks, loosen up on the water hoses from the water inlet valve.

5.) Take out the three screws on the back panel that hold in the display assembly.

6.) Gently push up on the display assembly and slide it out.

7.) Disconnect all the wires that are connecting the control panel to the washing machine.

8.) Gain access to the inside of the washing machine by first taking off the front panel.

9.) Do this by using two putty knives, finding the clips that are holding the top of the washer to the front of the panel and just pull the door out and lift it off of the clips on the bottom.

10.) Remove the front cabinet panel.

11.) Remove the screws that allowing us to remove the door and the top panel of the washer.

12.) Lift up on the washer door.

13.) Remove the switch from the inside of the top panel.

14.) Lift up on the top panel and use your flat head screwdriver to push the clip to the door switch in and push the door switch out.

15.) Once the clip on the switch is out, the switch will become loose, pull up on it, turn it on its side and slip it through the hole in the door.

16.) Shut the door and lift up on the top panel, removing it.

17.) Remove the two pieces of foam padding.

18.) Using your quarter-inch nutdriver, take out the two clips that hold the back panel together.

19.) Once the screws are removed, slide up and pull out each of the clips.

20.) Disconnect the washer plug from the main power supply.

21.) Remove the screws that are holding the back panel to the washer.

22.) Remove the back panel.

23.) Take the air tube off for the pressure switch, lifting up on the bottom piece.

24.) Using pliers, push the switch through the back.

25.) Using your hands, disconnect the wires from the switch and remove the old switch.

26.) Grab your new OEM replacement pressure switch.

27.) Snap your new pressure switch back into place.

28.) Reconnect the air hose to the pressure switch.

29.) Plug the wires back into the pressure switch also.

30.) Re-attach and screw back in the back brackets.

31.) Slide the back panel back into place and screw back in all the screws that we took out previously.

32.) Re-attach the plug to the inside of the washer.

33.) Place the top and the switch that we had previously taken off from the inside of the washer back into position.

34.) Slide the top door assembly back onto the washing machine.

35.) Screw the top of the washer back into the side panels.

36.) Take your front panel and slide it back into place.

37.) Reattach all the wires going into the electronic control board.

38.) Slide the main display assembly back into place.

39.) Replace the screws that keep the display assembly secure to the washer.

40.) Reattach your water inlet hoses back into the water inlet valve.

41.) Plug your washer back into its power source.

 


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