GE Washing Machine Overflowing [How To Fix]

Is your GE washing machine overflowing? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide will explain the causes of this issue and give you steps on how to fix them. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it…

GE Washing Machine Overflowing Suds — Solution

If suds overflow from your GE washing machine, it indicates that too much detergent is being used per wash. Using too much soap during wash cycles can also lead to water leakage.

When washing clothes, ensure that you do not fill the dispenser drawer past the MAX line. It is also advised that you only use HE ‘High Efficiency’ detergents. This type of detergent is made for washing machines and produces less foam than regular detergents.

GE Washing Machine Overflowing — Fixed

If your GE washing machine is overflowing, there are two things that could be the cause; a faulty water pressure switch and a faulty water inlet valve. Here’s how to find out which part you need to replace…

Step 1. Turn on your washing machine’s power and water supply and run a normal wash cycle.

Step 2. Ensure that you pay close attention to the washing machine during the fill stage. Once it starts to overfill, turn off the power supply. If it stops filling, the water pressure switch is at fault.

However, if the washing machine keeps filling even when the power isn’t off, the water inlet valve is defective. Here’s how to replace both parts in your GE washing machine…

Water Pressure Switch

Do the following to replace your GE washing machine’s water pressure switch…

Replacing GE Top Loader Washing Machine Water Pressure Switch

To replace a faulty water pressure switch in your GE top loader washing machine, here’s what you need to do…

Step 1. Do not attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the water and power supply first. This is to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hoses from the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Use your screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of the control panel and disconnect wires connected to it.

Step 4. Wedge a putty knife under the main top panel of your washing machine to release the clips holding the main front panel of your washing machine.

Step 5. Detach the panel from the washing machine and set it aside.

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Step 6. Remove the screws holding the main top panel of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 7. Pull the main top panel forward slightly and lift it up.

Step 8. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze and release the wire retainer from the frame.

Step 9. Open the lid of your washing machine and squeeze the tab on the lid switch to release it.

Step 10. Turn the lid switch sideways and push it through the opening.

Step 11. Lift the main top panel off the washing machine and set it aside.

Step 12. Use your screwdriver to take out the screws holding the control panel bracket, rear panel, and trim.

Step 13. Use a pair of pliers to detach the tube connected top the water pressure switch.

Step 14. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the water pressure switch tab under the control panel bracket to release the switch.

Step 15. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the water pressure switch.

Step 16. Get your new water pressure switch out of its pack.

Step 17. Snap the new water pressure switch into the control panel bracket.

Step 18. Connect the wires to the new water pressure switch.

Step 19. Connect the air pressure tube to the new water pressure switch.

Step 20. Put the control panel trim back in place and apply the screws to secure.

Step 21. Secure the rear panel to the trim by applying the screws.

Step 22. Apply the screws on the control panel bracket.

Step 23. Insert the lid switch through the hole in the main top panel and snap it back in place.

Step 24. Snap the lid switch wire retainer into the frame.

Step 25. Slide the main top panel back in place and apply the screws at the front to secure it.

Step 26. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 27. Reconnect the wire connectors to the control panel and snap the panel back in place. Apply the screws at the back to secure it.

Step 28. Connect the water inlet hoses back to the washing machine.

Step 29. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply and try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works properly.

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Replacing GE Front Loader Washing Machine Water Pressure Switch

To replace a faulty water pressure switch in your GE front loader washing machine, here’s what you need to do…

Step 1. Do not attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the water and power supply first. This will help prevent water leakage and electrocution.

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Step 2. Remove the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel with a screwdriver.

Step 3. Slide the panel back a few inches and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 4. The water pressure switch is mounted on the left side of the cabinet frame. Disconnect the two electrical connectors attached to the switch.

Step 5. Turn the water pressure switch slightly and detach it from the washing machine’s cabinet.

Step 6. Press the clamp on the hose connected to the water pressure switch and slide it out of place.

Step 7. Disconnect the air pressure hose from the water pressure switch and take the switch assembly out of your washing machine.

Step 8. Get your new water pressure switch out of its pack and connect it to the hose.

Step 9. Secure the hose to the water pressure switch by sliding the retaining clamp in place.

Step 10. Snap the new water pressure switch in place on the washing machine’s cabinet.

Step 11. Connect the two electrical connectors to their appropriate terminals on the new water pressure switch.

Step 12. Slide the top panel of your washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 13. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works as it should.

Water Inlet Valve

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve in your GE washing machine…

Replacing GE Top Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your GE top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Before attempting any repairs, make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine and disconnect the water inlet hoses (make sure to keep a rag handy in case some water spills).

Step 3. Use your screwdriver to remove the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the control panel.

Step 4. Slide the control panel sideways and detach it from your washing machine.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be mounted on the control panel bracket. Disconnect the solenoid wires from the valve.

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the hose connected to the water inlet valve and slide it out of place.

Step 7. Use your screwdriver to take out the mounting screws holding the water inlet valve assembly to your washing machine.

Step 8. Pull the water inlet valve assembly out of your washing machine.

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Step 9. Get your new water inlet valve assembly out of its pack.

Step 10. Install the new water inlet valve assembly in your washing machine and secure it by applying the mounting screws

Step 11. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve and secure it by sliding the retaining clamp in place.

Step 12. Connect the each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve.

Step 13. Put the control panel back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 14. Connect the water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 15. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then try running a wash cycle to see if everything works normally.

Replacing GE Front Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your GE front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Avoid water leakage and electrocution by turning off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine and disconnect the water inlet hoses (keep a rag nearby in case some water leaks out).

Step 3. Remove the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 4. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 5. Disconnect the solenoid wires connected to the water inlet valve inside the washing machine’s cabinet (make sure you take note of the positioning of each wire).

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp holding the hose to the water inlet valve and slide it out of place.

Step 7. Disconnect the hose from the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 8. Take out the two mounting screws holding the water inlet valve to the back of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 9. Pull the water inlet valve assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 10. Get your new water inlet valve assembly out of its pack.

Step 11. Install the new water inlet valve assembly in your washing machine and secure it by applying the two Philips screws at the back of the washing machine.

Step 12. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve assembly and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it.

Step 13. Attach each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve assembly.

Step 14. Connect the water inlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the new water inlet valve assembly (in order to avoid any form of water leakage, make sure to properly secure the connections).

Step 15. Slide the top panel of your washing machine back on and apply the Philips screws at the back to secure it.

Step 16. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works normally.

Note: Click here to learn how your washing machine’s water inlet valve works.