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Whirlpool washer overflow during wash cycle

Washer overflows while washing cloth.I push the off button an water starts to lower in tub. push start again then water level rises to point of overflow. Have replaced pressure switch today. I ran first load worked great. Ran second load , overflowed. any advise would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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  • jbl9134 Oct 17, 2008

    Thanks for the response, but I have checked the pressure hose for obstructions. Water seem to enter the tub while in the wash mode from under the tub.thanks

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What you can try is to get the machine empty and remove the hose that connects the pressure hose to the switch and blow air through it to make sure it is clear, then tap on the nozzle where the hose connects on the switch to make sure it is also clear.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    Well this is good, to be clear water enters while washing? This would point to a timer issue.

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