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my washer will not stop filling with water. i have had to turn off the water to it. what could be the problem?

mdel #110-29422801 kenmore 400 washer

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afritz afritz
I can understand how frustrating it can be when your washer does not stop filling. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I was able to locate a similar question to yours. I attached the link below for you to view while you are waiting on your response from an expert. I hope the link that I provided gets you one step closer to repairing your washer. Have a great day.
by afritz afritz Earned 46,230 community points in Kenmore
July 24th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the water entering would not shut off by pushing the timer knob in or by disconnecting the power cord the water inlet valve on the back of the washer has stuck open and it will need to be replaced.

In order toe access and replace the water inlet valve the washer cabinet must the taken off the base. I added a YouTube video showing how to remove cabinet. Once the cabinet has been removed you will see the water inlet assembly which includes the Vacuum break and thermistor located the center top area.

Note: Disconnect the power cord and disconnect the hot and cold water fill hoses from the back of the washer.

There might be one or two screws to remove on the back panel before the water valve and vacuum break can be removed from the front. The par number of the water inlet valve assembly is W10144820 which can be ordered from

Sears PartsDirect

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by Joey S Earned 113,901 community points in Kenmore
July 26th, 2011
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