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Washer Overfilling? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know

Washer Overfilling? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know


When laundry day rolls around, you toss all those dirty clothes into the washer and set the cycle. A few moments later, you start to hear a splashing sound and see water overflowing from the machine like a river. Once your initial panic dies down, calmly turn the water off from the shut-off valve. Then, use these fixes from our friends at Sears PartsDirect to help remedy the problem.

Overfilled Washer

Potential Fixes


Replace the Water Level Pressure Switch

The water-level pressure switch monitors the water level within the wash tub. If the switch is broken, the tub may overfill or possibly not fill at all. Check the water level during the wash cycle, and replace the switch if the water level is faulty.


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Learn more about replacing the water level switch
from Sears PartsDirect.

Washer Water-Level Pressure Switch

Washer Water Inlet Valve Assembly

Replace the Water Inlet Valve Assembly

The water inlet valve is an electrically operated valve that controls the fill of a washing machine. Your washer will overfill if it isn't closing during the wash cycle. Replacing the valve should help keep the water level under control.


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Learn how to replace the valve on a front-load washer
and a top-load washer from Sears PartsDirect.

Replace the Main Electronic Control Board

The main electronic control board is key to your entire machine. This motherboard controls every single function of your washer, including the agitator and spin basket. When the component gets damaged or has lost a connection, you'll need to replace it to keep the machine running.


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Learn how to replace the electronic control board in a top-load or front-load washer from Sears PartsDirect.

Washer Electronic Control Board