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 Posted: Mon Jun 19th, 2006 05:32 pm
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Over the past 6 months or so, my 3 yr old GE washer has overflowed 4 times.  Until last night it only happened when I had it set to cold/cold and it usually happened in the wash cycle (it just doesn't stop filling and I have to shut off the water and then I switch it over to a rinse cycle to drain the water out).  Last night it happened on warm/cold and it was during the rinse cycle.  Also, it is always HOT water that is overflowing, even when set on cold/cold. 

I am wondering how you know whether it's the fill valve or the water level control?  It doesn't happen the majority of the times I use it, but this is on the main floor and I don't want to use it anymore until I figure it out.

FYI-This model has the temperature control thing on it, so it will kick in some warm water even to the cold/cold cycle to get it to the right temperature.

Thanks!

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If it stops filling when the washer is turned off or un-plugged it is a problem in the fill circiut....if it keeps filling when turned off till the water is turned off at the faucet you have a fill valve sticking open...



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Thank you for your quick reply.  I am pressing  the Stop/Pause button and nothing is happening, it just keeps on filling.  I even (frantically) start trying to reset the load sizer, moving the dial to anything else because that usually stops everything until you press Start again and it just keeps on filling...  I have to turn off the water and then it will restart and drain etc.  So that tells me it's the fill valve?  If it is sticking open do I need to replace the whole thing or try cleaning it?

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If it keeps filliing when you unplug the washer, the fill valve is sticking open...replace the valve.



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