How To Fix An Over Flowing Washer


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:

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Washer does not fill or fills slowly with water

If your washing machine doesn’t fill or fills slowly with water, it could be a problem with the washer fill hoses or water-inlet valve.

WH13X10024 GE Water Inlet Water Valves

WH13X10024 GE Water Inlet Water Valves. Washing Machine Part

A slow filling washer is usually caused by a clogged screen either on the end of your washer fill hose or on the water-inlet valve, a part inside your appliance. Sediment and minerals in water (especially well water) can clog up either one or both of these screens, blocking water from reaching your washing machine. This more commonly happens in the cold water hose, but sediment and mineral deposits can build upon the end of both hoses and on both screens.

First, turn off the water supply to your washer. Next, unscrew the water fill hoses from your washer. Check the end of each hose to see if there is a screen inside. If there is, use a tweezers to remove it and clean, or try using a cotton swab to clean the screen inside of the hose. If this is not possible, replace the inlet hoses with new ones. Consider upgrading to stainless steel braided hoses which are more resistant to bursting.

Next, check the back of the washer where the washer hoses connected and look at the fill valve screen. If the screen is clogged with dirt or sediment, replace with a new water-inlet valve.

To find the right part for your washing machine, locate it’s model number and use that when searching or ordering your part from For more washer repair help, visit the Washer Repair Help Section.