Washer Overflowing or Won’t Stop Filling

Washer Overflowing or Won’t Stop Filling A washing machine that is overflowing or won’t stop fill with water, might have a problem with the water inlet valve. Here’s how to tell.

Start a new washer cycle by turning the washer on and letting it fill with water. Now cut power to the washing machine. If water continues to fill the washer tub, then the water inlet valve may be faulty and should be replaced.  The water inlet valve can also be tested for continuity with a multimeter.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

What is the Water Inlet Valve?

The water inlet valve controls the flow of water coming from the fill hoses into the washing machine. Electronic solenoids control the valve allowing it to turn on or shut off the flow of water into the machine.

The water inlet valve is sent signals by the washer’s timer or control board and the water level switch or selector switch.

If the water stops filling the washer when the power is cut off, then there may be a problem with one of the above mentioned parts.

For water inlet valves, or other washer parts, visit http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

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