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  1. Tron

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    I have a Kenmore washing machine that will flood out the laundry room. The water wont shut off no matter what. What should I look for???

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. deercreek

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    repairclinic.com has helped me many times
     
  3. likes-to-shoot

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    Most washing machines uses air pressure to activate the water shut off switch. Check for cracked or broken rubber air line. It should be on the outside of the tub running from near the bottom to a swith in the control panel. If not the problem check the water level switch.
     
  4. Champion II

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    What likes-to-shoot said.....also could be dirt in water level switch HOSE or the ports it hooks to.
     
  5. cubancigar2000

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    Tron, there is a appliance repair guy on here who helped me with a Maytag prob. Hopefully he will help you out as you have helped others with auto probs
     
  6. quartering

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    great post. are we to assume that the tub is overflowing while filling?
     
  7. quartering

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    soon as she's finished ironing, i'll have her give you a call
     
  8. over the hill

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    I have a Whirlpool that has a sealed Poly pump.

    I'm on my third pump, others got too hot and melted. Water all over.

    Might check as well, as Kenmore is made by other mfgs.


    Regards....Gerald
     
  9. X Trap 2

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    If it is a 90 series your hose might have just slipped off the water pressure valve. Go to DavesRepair.com. It will guide you through the check process. Also SearsPartsDirect.com has pictures to look at.

    Place your fingers on the top of the end cap and pull the top toward you.Remove each end cap.It should pivot down and you should be able to then lift it off. You will now see a screw on each side. Remove them and then lift straight up being careful not to break the little plastic supports. When high enough to clear you can then lean it back toward the wall. Now look behind the knob where you adjust the water level and see if the hose has come off. I add a bread tie safety wire to mine to help keep it on. This is a terrible design. Been there and done that. Ray
     
  10. RLC323

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    Of course on the bright side that leak gives you the opportunity to mop the laundry room floor more often.
     
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    Just got done replacing the inlet valve on a Kenmore 70 series. Go to e-how.com
    fantastic site, loads of info.

    ctreay
     
  12. halfmile

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    This is a good site, have used it myself.

    HM
     
  13. Hauxfan

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    Tron, you might look for a stool to stand on to get out of the water. LOL

    Hauxfan!
     
  14. Borg

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    I had a machine (not a kenmore) where if the load size switch was not turned exactly on a load size (say slightly between large and extra large) the water would continue to run untily you saw it coming down the hall floor. If you made sure the switch was "clicked" in on a load size we had no problems. My just couldn't grasp the concept. Got a new washer.

    As several folks have pointed out the valve is activated by water pressure within a tube into the tank. Perhaps your switch is bad. I would suggest a repair man, unless you have time to dig deeper.
     
  15. racer

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    What's a washing machine? Dan
     
  16. Tron

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    Confession....This thing is 17 years old. Just not worth it. I thought that maybe there was a simple fix that I was overlooking. Bought a new one a few hours ago.

    Thanks all for the replys!!
     
  17. halfmile

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    I hope you bought a Whirlpool.

    So easy even a cave man can fix it.

    HM
     
  18. Pull & Mark

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    Thanks alot Tron!!! Today my washer died!!! My washer will not drain the water out of the drum!!! Mine is around 17 years old as well. Don't think it is worth tring to fix. its a old Sears Series 70 HD extra large capacity. Where did you find the best prices at??? Break-em all Jeff
     
  19. Tron

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    Sears had one very similar to the one I had on sale for around $400. It works great. I hope it holds up as good as the old one did.
     
  20. Bruce Specht

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    Tron, Go to the web site for CoreCentrics Solutions Inc. call and ask to speak to Jim Lewis he can most likely help. Core Centrics is the largest electronics remanufacture for appliances. They rebuild everything in appliance for Sears and all the major manufacturers.
     
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