Why Won’t My Washer Shut Off?

In most homes, a broken washing machine means disaster, which is the reason why we have written this post to help you repair a washing machine that will not stop filling up with water. While a washer repair might seem discouraging, most of our customers have said to us it is really pretty easy! To get you up and running, we have created a list of the most typical parts which cause the washing machine to not stop filling with water.

Water Inlet valve

This valve on your washer is utilized to fill the tub with hot, warm, or cold water for the rinse and wash cycles. The valve is run by electric solenoids which are controlled by the electronic control board or timer and water level selector/water level control switch or the pressure switch. If your washing machine continuously fills during the cycle, the valve might be at fault. To check that the valve may be at fault, unplug your washer as the symptom happens. If the washing machine continuously fills, the valve is defective. If your washing machine stops filling, the issue is associated with the electrical circuit controlling the valve.

The water level switch involves a pressure-activated switch that’s utilized to figure out the proper water level inside the tub. Normally, it’s situated behind a control panel and is going to have a tube or hose which attaches it to the tub. On washing machines which utilize an electric control, the switch might be situated at the sump space under the tub. When the water fills up inside the tub it’ll compress all of the air within the tube, as well as push against a diaphragm that is within the switch. It controls the valve and turns the valve off at the right level of water. If the tube is plugged or is leaking, not enough pressure might be made to activate it and it might overfill. If it has a defect it also may cause the washer to overfill.

In order to figure out if the switch is bad, you first should eliminate the hose as an issue. Search for indications of worn areas or cracks on the hose. Remove the air dome hose then submerge in water. Seal one part and blow air into the additional part and search for bubbles. Also, verify if there is an obstruction in the air dome hose. If the air dome hose seems okay, the water level pressure switch might be defective. Evaluate the switch for indications of a mechanical defect or any debris that is plugging the hole inside the inlet nipple. In order to test the switch contacts for continuity using a multi-meter, you’ll need to apply the right quantity of air pressure to the tube then search for the switch to go open circuit at that level. The easiest method of doing this includes starting the washing machine and allowing it to fill to the regular level then removing the power cord. Find the pressure switch then remove the wires from the right terminals then conduct the continuity test. There ought to be infinite resistance or “open circuit” as the level of water is correct. If it isn’t, the switch is defective.

For more information on why your washer won’t shut off contact the best washer repair services of Mike’s Quality Services today!