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Kenmore washer overflowing
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:37:18 PM »
Kenmore 80 series washer keeps overflowing. If I on plug in the water stop so it's not the water valve. If I blow on the hose the pressure switch activates and starts agitating. It's a brand new hose and pressure switch. The nipple the hose hooked on will squirt water out so that doesn't seem plugged up either.

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 03:14:23 PM »
I blow through the tube to get sediment out the base of the tub. We have a lot of beach sand down here where I am. I connect the tubing securely and pump out the water. Then I do a retry.
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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 03:29:37 PM »
I tried that and it ended up blowing bubbles inside the tub so it was clear

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 03:33:36 PM »
There is nothing else to it. Water bottle/air chamber/tub nipple or hose or pressure switch. Could be bad pressure switch. ;)

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 03:34:41 PM »
I would suspect valve, hose or pressure switch. While filling, check that both solenoids stop water flow immediately. If one continues even for 1 or 2 extra seconds the valve may be faulty. Trim pressure hose, if could be sucking a little air.

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 03:44:15 PM »
If I blow on a 2 while connected to the pressure switch it shuts off quickly and startd agitating. When this mean that the pressure switch is good? I just bought the switch and the hose brand new today. By blowing in the tube in passing the pressure switch does that also test the valve? Can I just do a continuity test on the water valve solenoid?
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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 03:51:40 PM »
Resistance check on valve will tell you if your valve is in good shape electrically, but NOT mechanically.  O0

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 04:00:32 PM »
Are you on a well, if so your more likely to have a faulty valve due to sediment. Have you cleaned the screen on the valve and if so, did you put screen back in? If you have replace pressure switch and pressure hose, then the inlet valve would be the main suspect if it is continuing to over flow.

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 08:48:50 PM »
When you say you blow on the hose and get bubbles, that tells me there is water in the tub. The tub has to be empty when you hook up the tube or it will not sense properly. So, pump the water out, blow through the hose, then hook it up to the switch.

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 09:29:44 AM »
Check the tub for a hole near the tubing, the switch works on air pressure. If their is an air leak no pressure will build in the tubing and the switch won't work. Use a twist tie on each end of the tubing.
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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 09:39:05 AM »
Ok ill check the tub

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 01:39:59 PM »
And, like Bailey said, make sure the tub is empty when you put the pressure line back on
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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 03:51:13 PM »
When you say you blow on the hose and get bubbles, that tells me there is water in the tub. The tub has to be empty when you hook up the tube or it will not sense properly. So, pump the water out, blow through the hose, then hook it up to the switch.
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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 05:07:22 PM »
I drainedhave the washer and hooked switch back up and now it works thanks for all the help

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Re: Kenmore washer overflowing
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 05:23:02 PM »
Way ta git her did  :cheers:
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