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GE Washer overfills intermittently


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#1 jweschman

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:29 PM

Purchased in '99... when I didn't know any better.  Model WPSR3100 WW W

First time it overfilled was about a month ago.  Luckily, we were home the first time and caught it before the water spread very far.  When it overfilled, I tried first to shut it off by pushing in the timer knob, but the water didn't shut off (kept flowing into the tub, then out the overflow onto the floor).  I then closed the supply valve at the wall.  A few minutes later, when I re-opened the supply valve at the wall (with timer knob still pushed to "off" position), no water flowed into the tub.

Haven't been brave enough to leave the machine unattended since... and in ~20 cycles or so, it's overfilled 2 other times.  Same behavior... water doesn't shut off when the timer knob is pushed in, shut off at wall, and the behaves normally when I turn the water back on.

Have had my meter sitting next to the washer for 2 weeks now, hoping to catch it in the act (to check and see if there's voltage at the inlet valve when it's overfilling), but it's been playing hard to get (no overfilling in that time).

Even so, I'm guessing that the water inlet valve is failing to operate intermittently???  If I push in the timer knob while the machine is filling, power to the inlet valve is cut instantaneously, but the water doesn't shut off right away.  The hot will generally shut off in a little less than a second... the cold in about 2 seconds.

OR, could it be the timer, or the water level sensor??  I checked, and there's no obstruction in the water level sense tube.  When it doesn't overfill, the water fill level seems to be consistent when set to "super" size.

Much thanks!

 



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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:36 PM

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Washer keeps filling.

Unplugged--still trickle, trickle.

Replace inlet valve.
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#3 Jedi Appliance Guy

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:57 PM

You need a WH13X86 inlet valve.  Copy and paste this part number below.

#4 jweschman

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 03:32 AM

Much thanks for the help gents.... er, I mean "masters".

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