Washer slowly fills with water while not in use, what is wrong?
Recently I noticed my washer will slowly fill with water when not in use. the problem seems to be intermitant and I think it could be mineral build up in the supply valve? Any suggestions would help.
Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Here's the part and where to get it: http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail...
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They also carry a repair manual for it: http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail...
Yes, just select drain and spin and hit Start and it will drain the water out. As mentioned above, until you can replace the valve it would be a good idea to shut off both intake water faucets [hot and cold] so the washer doesn't overfill and spill out the front.
To mayer, who answered this question, A+ and Thank you!