One of the most common ways for a washing machine to flood is when water builds up and floods through the soap dispenser draw, sometimes this can start as a trickle of water leaking down the front of the machine from the soap dispenser draw, then one day when your not expecting it, that trickle turns into to a almost uncontrollable flood of water.
So what can you do if this happens to you and better still what can you do to stop this from happening in the first place Washer Repair Los Angeles.
If you find your appliance flooding from the soap dispenser draw what you need to do is to switch the mains power off from the appliance main switch or the mains wall switch, whichever is most accessible, this will de-energize the electromagnet inside the water inlet valve causing the valve to shut and stop the water, it is possible but very unlikely but a similar type of flood could occur even with the electric already turned off, in this situation the water inlet valve would probably be faulty and need replacing, and in this case to stop the flow of water from the soap dispenser you would need to find and turn off the water on/off valve, it is normally located in a cupboard next to the appliance or behind the washing machine.
If the flooding started by itself when the machine was already off, you will probably need to call a appliance engineer to test and maybe replace the water inlet valve, if the flooding only occurs when YOU start the washing machine, then it is likely you have some kind of blockage in the machine and again because of the dangers involved I would recommend you call a engineer
While there is not a lot you can do to stop a water inlet valve from going faulty, there are to many other factors that are out off your control, there is a lot you can do to stop some of the other causes of water coming out of the soap dispenser draw.
If you keep the soap draw and housing clean of old soap, dirt and fungus this will allow the water coming into the machine to travel directly into the draw and stop small drips coming down the front of the washing machine also do not put soap tablets into the soap dispenser draw, tablets are usually deigned to go directly into the wash, if you put soap tablets into a soap dispenser draw there is a chance they will not dissolve properly and end up blocking the pipes inside your washer, also do not over fill the soap dispenser draw with whatever soap you do use, and last but not least, not all soaps are equal, if you find at the end of your wash there is still soap left in the dispenser draw, this is good indicator that you are using too much soap or the soap you are using is clumping up in the draw and not washing down into the wash properly, first try using a better brand of soap and if you are already using a good soap brand, try using less soap.