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shanecyn

08:36AM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 07/12/05
9 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Good (not really) morning. Started a wash load last night at bedtime and had to stop it during the first spin because it was off balance (klunk klunk klunk woke up the whole house...washing jeans)...restarted it back up and after I fell asleep, during the rinse cycle, apparently when it went to refill, it overflowed. this has never happened to it before. woke up this a.m. to find our entire hallway, part of the bedroom entryways and hall bath flooded... when i opened the washer, it was full to the brim...stuck in the rinse mode. it drained fine and finished as usual when i advanced the dial to spin. restarted a new load to see what would happen...and during the initial wash fill, same thing, water everywhere. looks to be coming from bottom of washer. Bought it new in 1999. Top load. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Christensens

DanO

09:32AM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** water everywhere. looks to be coming from bottom of washer. Any suggestions? **

Sure, open it up and see if it can be determine where the water is coming from. Maybe just a hose popped off during the off-balance period, maybe part of the water system got broken and needs to be replaced? It is difficult to say without actually looking into it.

** Bought it new in 1999. Top load. **

That doesn't help a lot to identify the particular washer you're dealing with. What is needed is its complete model number as written on your appliances identification tag.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Hotpoint+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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shanecyn

09:39AM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 07/12/05
9 lifetime posts
i'm DIY-challenged on washers :). what's the easiest place to start opening up the front? I'm HOPINGHOPING it's just that the off-balance part disconnected the fill valve or something...

manythanks!!

Thanks!

Christensens

shanecyn

05:45PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 07/12/05
9 lifetime posts
Removed front and top panel plus control panel. Fill valve tube is attached firmly at both ends. all wires and tubing seem to be where they belong. The end of the fill valve tube that attaches to the valve body looks like it's a little cloggy with "muck", cleaned it out partway but when refilling washer again, the same thing, washer just filled and filled way past where supposed to. Drained fully when I advanced cycle dial.

Any other ideas to try before calling in the pros? Thanks!

CC

Thanks!

Christensens

shanecyn

05:49PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 07/12/05
9 lifetime posts
VBXR1060V is the number i found....

Thanks!

Christensens

HandyBob

05:51PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
24 lifetime posts
I am not a pro, but it sounds like the unbalanced load caused the tube leading to your pressure switch to come loose. It is usually a thin, clear tube that attaches from within the console to the side of the tub. You will either have to lay the machine (carefully) on its front, or study how to remove the cabinet at one of the sites suggested.

HandyBob

05:56PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
24 lifetime posts
I also recall, that this tube can lose its "prime". You have to fill the washer with it unattached then reattach it or something like that.

shanecyn

05:57PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 07/12/05
9 lifetime posts
unfortunately...the fill valve tubing is firmly in place on both ends... i'm at a loss here... what's next?

Thanks!

Thanks!

Christensens

HandyBob

06:18PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
24 lifetime posts
We have to make sure we are talking about the same thing. The "fill valve" is located at the back of the machine. It's where the hot and cold water supply is connected. I think your "pressure switch" is not functioning. You really should have a manual to trouble-shoot this. When the machine is on fill mode the water will continue to flow from the fill valve until the water entering the tub increases the pressure in the hose. This in turn pushes open the circuit to the fill valve and shuts off the water. Either you're not building pressure in the hose (a leak, crack in the plastic dome on the tub etc. or the winding in the valve is fried, the wires came loose etc.

HandyBob

06:37PM | 07/13/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
24 lifetime posts
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