Laundry machine is overflowing
There is nothing more annoying than soaking wet clothes and the damage that overflowing water can do to your home. There are many common causes of a washing machine overflowing. Make sure you get the issue fixed as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home.
- Water pressure: If your water pressure is too low, the water inlet valve in your washing machine won’t be able to sense the water and signal the flow to stop when it is full. If the water is not signalled to shut off, the water will continue to flow and your washing machine will overflow. If you need to check your water pressure from your pipes to your washing machine, the pressure should be at a minimum of 20 PSI. If it is lower than 20 PSI, the water inlet valve will not be able to signal the stop of water flow to the machine.
- Pressure switch is broken: the pressure switch is the mechanism that halts the flow of water into the inlet valve. If this pressure switch is broken, it will not be able to stop the water from flowing into the inlet valve, and the water will continue to flow into the machine until it overflows.
- Water inlet valve is broken: as mentioned above, the water inlet valve is what delivers the water into the machine. If this is broken and cannot signal the flow of water to stop when it is at the desired level, the water will continue to flow into the machine and it will overflow. You can check to see if there is an issue with your water inlet valve by unplugging the washing machine while it is filling. If the water continues to flow into the machine while it is unplugged, your water inlet valve is broken and you will need to repair it asap.
Your washing machine overflowing is no joke and not something to take lightly. This issue can cause a lot of damage to your home and wallet if the damage is extensive enough. If you notice your washing machine is starting to overflow, call us right away and we will have a washer repair experts solve the problem as quickly as possible.