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Maytag Washer Fills When Off


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#1 rlares

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:49 AM

Sensei,

My Maytag has dishonored me.  It must redeem itself.

With the washer cycle in the OFF position, the washer plugged in to the wall outlet and the hot and cold water valves turned on, the washer will sometimes fill itself.

The first time this happened, I found a load of clothes sitting in water and the washer dial in the OFF position so I simply ran the spin cycle to complete the load.  The next time I started to wash a load of clothes and found the tub partially full of water (maybe six inches of water standing in the tub).   I loaded clothes and washed them.  The very next day I started to wash another load and found that the tub was again partially full with about four inches of water.  So basically, I leave the washer plugged in and both hot and cold water turned on and the washer seems to fill by itself while in the OFF position.

This is a little disconcerting since I fear the tub could easilyt fill during the night or while we are out of the house, and not stop at four or six inches of water (and overflow).  I will start shutting off the water valves until I figure this one out.

The Maytag Washer Model number is LA8640. This is an extra large model and is almost fifteen years old and never experienced a problem.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Ray






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Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:09 AM

Your fill valve has something in it not letting it close all of the way. Replace the fill valve and keep the water turned off till this is replaced.
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