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We have a whirlpool front loading washer that over fills and

Customer Question

We have a whirlpool front loading washer that over fills and floods intermittently. It did it twice today out of 4 loads. It was on heavy duty cycle both times. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JCCARVER replied 5 years ago.
How do you shut the water off by pressing the timer in or shutting the water off at the wall?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
At the wall
Expert:  JCCARVER replied 5 years ago.

Overflow is usually caused by a “stuck-open” fill valve, with the cold water half of the valve 'sticking' open from sediment buildup inside the valve.

This can also be caused by the fill system control components: pressure switch, pressure tube, or pressure tube dome/port. So let’s take a look at these.

First of all, determine whether your overflow condition is mechanical or electrical. Start the washer filling, then turn the timer off by pushing the knob in. If the fill continues, pull the washer plug. If filling continues with the washer unplugged, you have a mechanical problem - nearly always a stuck valve ass’y. Replace the fill valve.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dear JHBlakely,
Please follow up with my 12/31/2011 accepted question.
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