My friend has an old Maytag washer and the other night it filled up on its in and just turned on and started running scaring her half to death. I am thinking the water inlet valve, but I can't understand why the washer is running on its on if it is switched off. Any ideas??
If its running (agitating, changing gears, etc) its not the water valve, its the master control switch. Its getting a ghost signal to begin the wash process, or its just faulty. I would suspect the latter.