Washing Machine Filling Overnight with Water When The power switched off

by / Saturday, 29 August 2020 / Published in Washer Dryers, Washing machines, Water Systems & Valves

One of the most common problems to occur with a washing machine is Filling Overnight with Water When The power switched off. This can normally be spotted easily when you see water in the drum.  In this tutorial, we will explain how to check the water valves and rectify the problem.

If you have never changed a water valve on a washing machine before, you may be wondering where to begin? Luckily for you, that’s where I come in. In this how-to guide, I will guide you through the fault finding and show you how to replace it on your washing machine.

Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please make sure that you have switched off or disconnected the machine from the mains supply before beginning the repair.

Step 2 - Find the Correct water valve For Your Model
To make sure you’re ordering the correct spare for your appliance, you will need the model number. This is usually found on the inside of the door on a plate.

Step 3 - Remove the Upper Lid
On most models to access the water valves, we will need to remove lid screws at back and on some, they may be hidden in the side


Step 4 - disconnect hoses and electrics
On most models, you have a wiring plug or loose terminals. always take some pictures before removing

Step 5 - replace the valve
some valves have screws holding them to the cabinet others are twist fit and some slot into place

 Step 11 - Reassemble The Appliance
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if you have spilled any water onto electrics make sure it has 100%. dried before turning the machine on

Before doing any work on the appliance, disconnect it from the electric supply!

water valves are easy to source just type your brand & model number into the search followed by the word water valve and you should find it, if not send us an email we will be glad to help you.

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