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Drum not filling up with water, it's draining straight out.

When you start a cycle the water is entering the detergent tray and then just going straight through the machine and pumped into the waste pipe, which causes the program not to cycle and the machine just continually feeds water. I have to then turn the machine off, i've tried to run the machine on several programs but all with the same result. The spin program is working fine.

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That means that the drain pump is always on.
That can happen because of a faulty or stuck water level switch (the one with floating sensor), because of a faulty drain pump solenoid, or because of a faulty pump.




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