If you’ve been confronted with a Kenmore washing machine that just won’t stop filling up with water you’ll know how frustrating it could be. It’s not just a waste of water and energy, it can also cause damage to your floors as well as your Kenmore washing machine itself.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the most common problems that can be caused by this and give step-by-step instructions on how to fix a Kenmore wash that will not stop filling with water. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or are a total novice, this article will provide the information you need to bring your Kenmore washing machine back to working in good working order. If you’re eager to repair that nagging Kenmore washer, then keep reading!
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet Valve of your Kenmore washing machines can be used to water the tub with hot, cold or warm water. The valve operates using solenoids powered by electricity that are controlled by the electronic control board, or timer and the water level control/water level selector switch or pressure switch. The water inlet valve might be the problem if your Kenmore washer is constantly filled during a cycle. To confirm that the valve is in error remove the Kenmore washer as soon as the symptom is observed. If the Kenmore washer continues to fill, it is likely that the water inlet valve is defective. If the washer doesn’t fill the problem could be related to the circuit electrical that is controlling the valve. How to check the water inlet valve in theKenmore washing machine with the multi-meter:
- Like all tests, ensure that you have shut off the power source to the Kenmore appliance prior to beginning. You will be working with electrical components.
- Locate and take off your water intake valve. It’s typically located directly behind the hose connections and you’ll need to remove the rear panel in order to access it.
- Check the valve’s visual appearance to find any signs of wear. The valve has screens inside it. Examine these screens for debris. take care as the screens can’t be replaced and if damaged, you’ll need to replace the entire valve.
- Use a multimeter to touch the terminals of the valve’s ports by using Rx1. The value you’ll receive differs from model to model, refer to your owner’s guide to figure out the type of readings your test should yield.
- You’ll need to replace the Kenmore water inlet valve If the valve has become damaged or your test results do not align with the recommendations.
Water Level Switch & Pressure Switch and Air Dome Tube
The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that determines the right level of water within the tub. The switch is usually located in the back of the control panel, and it will be fitted with a hose or an air dome tube which connects it to the tub. On Kenmore washers that have electronic controls the switch could be situated in the bottom of the sump, under the tub. When water begins to fill the tub, it compresses the air in the tube and push against the diaphragm in the switch. The valve for water inlet is controlled by the switch, which shuts off the valve when it reaches the appropriate level of water. The washer could overfill if it is damaged or leaky. If the switch is damaged, it can result in the machine overfilling. How do you check the water level in aKenmore washer:
- You will be working with electrical components, so be sure to disconnect the washing machine from the power source prior to beginning.
- Then, open your Kenmore appliance’s cabinet to locate and remove the switch for water level, as well as the air dome tube. When the air dome tube has been removed, put one end in the tank, and blow it into the other. A hose that’s not damaged won’t be able to release bubbles out of it.
- Make sure to inspect the hose and valve for cracks, wear, or damage.
- If there are any issues in the process of performing the checks mentioned above it is possible that you require Kenmore replacement water switch to regulate the level. A washing machine from Kenmore that doesn’t fill up with water can result in difficult and costly issues. You can save time and money by identifying the cause and taking the appropriate steps to correct them.
This article will help you solve the problem with your Kenmore washer, regardless whether the issue is with the water level switch or the inlet valve. It’s always a good idea to consult your washer’s user guide for specific troubleshooting tips and safety guidelines prior to attempting any repairs. If you’re not confident in your ability to resolve the problem on your own you should contact a professional to handle the repair. With just a bit of knowledge and the right technique, you can fix Kenmore washers that aren’t filling with water. Then, get back to your laundry.