GE washing machine intermittently will overflow
washer nobs...maybe itll help
GE washing machine works great but intermittently it will not stop the water at the level selected and will overflow.
Im actually not sure of the model number as I am considering buying it off of someone.But I want to be sure the repairs are worth it.Answer
This is typically happens when the tube that runs from the water level switch to the tub gets partially clogged. Take the front off the machine and look to the bottom/left of the tub and you should see a tube connected to a box on the side if the tub. This tube will often get clogged with grease or lint right at the end that connects to the tub. Also the little nipple that tube connects to can get clogged. You can replace the tube or you can clean it out. You can clean it out with a small brush or sometimes I do it with a stiff wire such as a clothes hanger.
If the tube isn’t clogged the problem is going to be either the water valve or the water level switch. For this you will have to catch it in the act. When it is overflowing unplug the washer and if the water stops replace the water level control. If the water continues to run with the washer unplugged replace the water valve.
For what it is worth the water valve is more common than the water level switch but I see more clogged tubes than anything.
I just posted pictures on this page that will help with this problem. GE Washer Leaking
Check out the section titled "Leaking During Fill"