I have already called in a Warranty Service call on this issue, scheduled for Friday 22 November 2013. Please read if you are curious or have suggestions...
I replaced a 1 year old troublesome GE Adora Model # GHWN5250D0WS with a Hotpoint Model HTWP1400FWW. I tried to trouble shoot the machine on this forum. In the end, after yet another failure I replaced through my homeowner’w warranty. My new machine has already disappointed us by overflowing after working fine for two weeks. My wife had to turn off the water manually because it was still filling after she turned off the power.
What I did: I disconnected the power and wet-vacced all the water on the floor and the interior bottom case of the machine. I also removed some of the water from the machine so that I could run the drain and spin cycle after ensuring that all internal electrical components were dry. My son had set the load size on Extra Large, which after the clothes were wet, looked at best like a large load. I reset the load size to large and restarted the cycle. The machine operated as it should have with no overfilling except for a loud hum throughout the filling cycle.
Question # 1: Would setting the load size on a larger setting cause an overflow?
Question # 2: How often do new machines fail within two weeks of installation?
Question # 3: What would cause the machine to hum during the filling cycle?
Thanks to all in advance.