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Offline cklassen

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Kenmore Elite Washer
« on: October 15, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
I'm working on a Kenmore Elite FL Washer model #110.42832201. It on occasion will fill with water on it's own but it's only once and a while. Anyone come  across this and/or what could the problem be. How do you diagnosis something so intermittent?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 11:35:45 AM »
Sounds like water is leaking past the water inlet valve.
I would replace the water inlet valve, part # 8181694
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 11:55:40 AM »
Would that actually fill the tub enough to run out the door?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 12:01:00 PM »
Never seen one leak that bad. If you think the machine is some how powering the water inlet valve on it's own have them unplug the washer for a day or two and see if the washer still fills with water on it's own.

How is there water pressure?
Are they on city water or a well?
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 01:55:37 AM »
To check water valve,   turn machine on fill,  turn to cold water fill.   Unplug several times.  See if water shuts off immediately,  or if it keeps running a little.   Or a Lot.   Do the same with hot.   If it keeps running,  replace valve like AJ said.    Even if it doesn't,   I would replace valve, can't be much else.   Depending on you water quality,  valve could be plugged internally a little and be causing this.      I would highly doubt the machine is powering up itself and turning on valve,  but hey,  with this electronic equipment anything can happen.   
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 08:22:14 AM »
Please update us with what you ended up doing, thanks.
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 09:06:23 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I guess what I'm unsure of is if it is the valve why does it only do it occassionally(not even every month) and then why would it let in enough water to fill the tub enough to overflow. Any thoughts?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 09:09:17 AM »
Change in water pressure?
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Re: Kenmore Elite Washer
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 12:55:23 PM »
For some reason the diaphragm inside the valve does not always seat.I ordered a valve for a customers washer but before it came in they called and said "never mind its working now". I kept the valve and sure enough they called back. For peace of mind change the valve.

 

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