Whirlpool washer won't stop filling

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Old 03-25-03, 08:25 PM
bjking
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Whirlpool washer won't stop filling

Not sure on the model #, too heavy and tight in to pull out, but washer says "Heavy Duty - Extra Large Capacity Plus"

We bought this washer from Circuit City November of 1997, so it's 5 1/2 years old. I'm pretty sure from research that the water level switch is not working. Now my question is: What do I do to fix this? I have four kids, and my hubby is in Iraq, so I'm quite deperate for answers! The machine worked just fine a few days ago, and suddenly tody it overflowed on me... and my kithcen.

Here's the sequence of events:

I turn it on, it fills... and fills... and fills... and fills... I push the knob to turn it off, and it stops. I crank it forward a bit to try to get it to keep going, and pull to start, and it fills. Forward a bit more, and it fills. I keep doing this in very small increments. Finally just after the "Rinse" point, it stops filling when I pull the knob, and just sits there ticking. I inch forward, it keeps just ticking. At spin, the water starts again and it spins.

So do I call in the repair man? Is this something I can try to fix myself? If I can try, how do I do it? If not, how much should I expect to pay the repair man for fixing the problem?

Thanks so much!

Belinda King
http://belinda.stampinup.net
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Old 03-25-03, 09:08 PM
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Hi,

I turn it on, it fills... and fills... and fills... and fills... I push the knob to turn it off, and it stops.
If the water shuts off ok when you shut off at the timer, this sould tell us the fill valve sounds ok....definetly water level control relaited. The WLC could be fauly, the air hose for the WLC could have a pin hole in it, might have accually come right off if one of the last loads had an off-balance load.

November of 1997, so it's 5 1/2 years old
If a full size washer....these can help you get in to check it...

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html#remove
http://www.applianceaid.com/newlinks.html

How the WLC works...
http://www.applianceaid.com/generalwash.html#WLC

The WLC can be ohm tested with an ohm meter.

So do I call in the repair man? Is this something I can try to fix myself?
You probably can repair yourself if just the hose or switch itself...but if you cannot get the model# ( needed if parts are required ) or move the washer, might be best to have some come in and check it out for you.

jeff.
 
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Old 03-27-03, 08:20 AM
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Fixed it!

Thanks Jeff for your help!

With your reply and the links you provided, I decided it must be the water level control. I was resigned to calling the repair-man, but decided to look and see what I could first. I unscrewed the two screws holding on the control panel and found that the hose to the WLC had become disconnected. That was it! All I had to do was slide the hose back on and I was good to go.

Thanks again! Without your reply I wouldn't have thought it might be so simple.



Belinda King
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Old 03-27-03, 09:59 AM
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Hi,

Thankx for the update...glad you got somewhere with it

jeff.
 
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Old 01-31-07, 09:01 PM
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Thumbs up Hey thanks alot and for real!!!

I had this same problem but mine was because I had taken my washer apart to find out why it wouldn't pump the water out lol....so when I found that my washer had swallowed a sock lol I put it all back together and it wouldn't stop filling with water. Well that led me to do a search on the internet and found your conversation which led me to check and low and behold that was the problem....So thank you for your info and thank you for having the problem...lol...bet you never hear that lol


Anyways thanks guys
 
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Old 04-18-12, 10:44 AM
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Oodles of Thanks

After reading your conversation I thought okay 2 screws I can do this, and sure enough took out the screws popped up the panel and there was my hose, slid it back on to the thingy and my washer works great. so Thank you so much for the help and the replies made my fix easy for me.
Have a great day

Alanna
 
 

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