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GE washer WPSQ4160T2WW

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#1 beagle

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

Grasshopper is drowning!   Please help!

Washer cycle started, left area, upon return....timer to off position and water overfilling tub!

Glub, glub.....

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

Please supply brand and model number and a bit more detail on what you've observed. Was the machine making any noise at all? Did you stop the water by turning the tap off?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

Sorry.  Thought I'd placed that information in the correct location.

GE washer.  WPSQ4160T2WW


Was not around to hear it.  Yes, he used the tap to stop the flow. 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:01 PM

With the tap on and water coming in, unplug your washer.  If water continues to come in even when unplugged, then you need a new water valve.  Try that and get back to us!

 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Thanks!   We'll give that a try.  Will be several days because the washer in question is in the family cabin hours from us.

If the water stops, what then I wonder?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

If the water stops when you unplug the washer then you need a new water valve.  Theoretically it can't work without power.  If it does then it means the valve has stuck open and you need to replace it.  If it stops when you unplug it then it means the valve is getting power all the time and not shutting off.  Could be the water level switch or something else.  One thing at a time.  1st eliminate or confirm whether the valve is good or bad.  Get back to us with the result of that test and we can proceed from there.

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

If the water stops when you unplug the washer then you need a new water valve.  Theoretically it can't work without power.  If it does then it means the valve has stuck open and you need to replace it.  If it stops when you unplug it then it means the valve is getting power all the time and not shutting off.  Could be the water level switch or something else.  One thing at a time.  1st eliminate or confirm whether the valve is good or bad.  Get back to us with the result of that test and we can proceed from there.

 

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I meant to say if the water doesn't stop when you unplug the washer, then you need a new water valve!

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

Final follow-up.  (It's a good thing   :wink: )

Dad went to the cabin.  Put old water valve back into the washer.   Turned on the water and the tub began filling.  Washer was still unplugged.

He had already purchased a new valve hoping this would be the culprit.  So, he replaced old with new and low and behold, it worked!

Thank you again for this site and for all of the wonderful appliantologists who provide such accurate guidance!

With humble gratitude,

Beagle   :thanks:



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

Cool! we love it when a plan comes together! Good job and thanks for the up-date.

 

 

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