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Kenmore HE4T Washer Leak

Washer is about 18 months old. When it is not in use we leave the door open to keep it dried out. Occasionally, when other water is ran in the house, typically filling bathtub or other large volume things, the washer begins to fill drum and if the door is open water ends up everywhere. This has been a new problem in the past 3-4 months. Nothing has changed in the house re: plumging etc.. I think it has to be something with the seal or off mode on the washer that tells it not to flow water.

Any ideas??? Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • wcstillwell Oct 20, 2008

    We have the exact same problem - although not tied to other water in the house being on. Periodically the washing machine just fills up.

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There are 2 possible causes.
either
inlet valve leaking - turn water off and if water fill stops, it indicates valve leaking
valve being powered when machine off. this is very unlikely but to check, disconnect washer and see if problem stops
also, if drain is plumbed into a spigot on the sink trap, every time you empty the sink, some of the water will flow into the machine. to cure this, take the drain hose as high as possible under the sink in a swan neck

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