While I was out (naturally) my wife was doing the wash and the washer
overflowed. She had a problem finding out how to stop it but finally did. We
still have wet carpet but the shop vac got up most of it.
First I know little about washers. I'll guess the timer is bad. If I'm
correct, is the timer accessible from the front of the machine it is a 6
year old Sears (can find model numbers if needed) Secondly, I would have
thought there would be some kind of safety switch to avoid such an overflow.
Should there be one?
My wife said she finally got it to stop by turning the dial. The cutoff
valves were nearly inoperable (tight) so I will loosen the packing nut where
they can be used to stop the water flow in the future.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Can you direct me to where I might purchase this book? I have all the
manuals that accompanied the washer and will see what they can do in helping
Been running all day today. (other than the time I spent sucking up
additional water. Pad sure holds a lot ; " )
Tomorrow will allow more time to deal with the washer.
Thanks to all who replied. It is greatly appreciated
What cycle was the washer in during the overflow? If it was the fill cycle,
then the water was over flowing from the top of the washer.
Of course since turning the dial stopped the problem that kind of suggests
that the fill valve is ruled out.
If it was the drain cycle it could be that the drain hose fell from the
pipe, or the drain line was plugged. It could also be a bad connection
inside like from the pump to the drain hose.
To open the cabinet there are a couple of screws holding the control panel
to the cabinet. The control panel hind of hinges back and there are a
couple of clips fastening the cabinet to the back / frame. You might also
have to unplug the control panel.
The top, front and sides come off by pulling it toward you and then sliding
the lower front sideways a bit and the cabinet comes off.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
Thanks to all who replied. Stopped at a local appliance repair shop today.
Best ballpark was high enough that I will be purchasing a new washer
tomorrow from HHGregg. Great prices on Whirlpools until Friday night.
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