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??

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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.

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