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Offline schleven

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bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:02:49 PM »
Howdy, a customer has a Maytag Bravos model #MVWB850YW0.
it is only about two years old.  They called me cause it was leaking.
I put it in test mode and during the bleach dispensor test, it overflowed the dispensor and spilled out over the side of the tub.
I took the dispensor out and cleaned it.  I tested it in the sink and it seemed to be working properly. siphoned fine. It handled the full force of the kitchen water pressure just fine.


I put it back on and tested the bleach dispensor. it only overflowed on warm.  seemed to be a lot of pressure going into the dispensor.


I turned down the pressure at the valves on the wall and it seemed to solve the problem.


I wonder if the valve on the washer should restrict the flow of water more.


Any one seen this?
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Re: bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 09:47:15 PM »
I've only ever seen them overflow due to a clog...  wonder what the supply water pressure to the unit is..

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Re: bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 10:40:09 PM »
It wasnt clogged. When i had it on warm water to the bleach dispenser, it looked like someone had turned on a garden hose. A lot of pressure coming in.
I am wondering if either the water valve, or the dispenser valce is supposed to lower the pressure.
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Re: bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 08:31:07 PM »
Take the hose off the wall & put a pressure gauge on it. if it is more than 100psi that is high pressure.
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Re: bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 09:34:12 PM »
The customer called me and said that the fabric dispensor was now filling and overflowing. I decided to replace the watervalve assembly part #w10326913.
It worked! After installing it, I turned the water back up to full and the dispensors did not overflow.
There was a very noticable difference i  how much water entered the dispensors.
Customer was happy!
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Offline hocky88

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Re: bravos washer overfilling bleach dispensor
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 02:10:49 PM »
Thats interesting...I just started working on a Whirlpool Cabrio and could have sworn that water was overflowing out of the fabric softener dispenser port during some of the diagnostic testing.  The unit still does not function correctly as it has an F51 code.  I will investigate that issue a little further and see if I can identify why water would overflow that port.

 

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