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GE floods

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Can you help me diagnose a persistent problem we're having with our GE washer?

It will work fine for months then all of a sudden it will flood the place. We clean up the water and then run through a wash cycle to see if we can tell where it's leaking but then it doesn't. So we continue to use it  and weeks or months later it will do the same thing. I thought maybe it was the water level switch but I disassembled it and it looks fine.  -Sean

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Your transmission/break system is letting the washer spin in agitate, so when you have it set on a high water level the water is going up over the top of the tub and down the overflow tube.   Probably will not overflow when set on a lower water setting since the water will not go over the top of the tub.  This can be erratic also, so will be hard to catch the washer doing this.  Watch the washer in the agitate cycle to see if you can catch it spinning in agitate. This tranny system has a 5 year warranty and this is a known problem with these newer washers.   If it is not the washer doing this you could have a house drain backing up.

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Hopefully you did not disassemble the water level switch, If not mistaken its factory sealed, the previous post is correct in the transmission failure, where the tub spins the opposite direction of the normal spin during agitate cycle, creating a whirlpool of water rising up and out the overflow, also check the air hose connection at the air dome on the left front lower side of the tub, some had a problem with gunk getting near the air outlet and restricting the air to the water level switch, and thus causing a overflow, souinds more lightly that the trans is the problem, usually with the water level failure the machine with just fill and flood the house without activating the motor as its still waiting to sense the proper level before it trips over to the motor side, if it seems to fill and begin to agitate at all the water levels properly, its the trans..............John

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