Throwing a load of laundry into your washing machine is a modern convenience many of us take for granted, but when that wonderful appliance decides to overflow the inconvenience can create some intense hair-pulling moments. Diagnosing why your washer has suddenly decided to flood your laundry room can ease your anxiety and speed up the repair process. The following 4 troubleshooting tips are common reasons why you are finding puddles on the floor near your appliance.
- A common malfunction that causes washer machines to overflow is a defective water inlet valve. The inlet valve is located on the outside of the washer machine, and it is what attaches your homes water line to the washer. At the beginning of a wash cycle, the inlet valve allows water to enter the appliance's tank and turns off once the water level sensor indicates the proper amount of water is achieved. If the valve is faulty, it will not react to the sensor's signal and will continue to fill the tank, resulting in an overflowing washing machine. The only way to repair this problem is by replacing the defective part.
- Poor water pressure running to your inlet valve is another reason why your washer could be overflowing. When the water pressure is too low, the valve may not close properly, which translates into a leak. The constant leak can cause your washer to overflow.
- Your washer machine has a timer control that does not allow it to begin spinning before it's tank is completely drained of water. When the timer is broken or needs to be reset, your appliance may start the spin cycle before the tank is empty causing water to splash out of your machine. If you suspect your washer is experiencing this malfunction, a call to a washer repair company can help you fix the problem.
- All washer machines have a pressure switch. The switch is activated when the air pressure in a tube located on the outside of the washer tub rises to a certain level. The buildup of pressure indicates when the water flow needs to be turned off. In cases where the tube is clogged, or there is a hole located in it, the air pressure will not reach the appropriate level to switch off the inlet valve. Unclogging the plastic tube or replacing it will stop your washer from overflowing.
If you're dealing with the headache of an overflowing washer, please contact us at SoBellas San Antonio Appliance Repair. We have served over 35,000 customers in the last 37 years, and we would be happy to assist you with your appliance repair needs.
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