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Leak into washer

There is a small water leak into the washer when the washer is not in use. The leak is coming from where the water comes in when the washer is in use.

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  • vcrossett Nov 22, 2008

    my husband already tried this and it continued to leak after turning the cold and hot water supplies off.

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The solenoid for the water intake is faulty. It may just have some crud stuck in it. You have two, one for hot and one for cold connected directly to the hoses on the back. You can shut off the cold water supply and see if it still leaks - if it does the hot water solenoid is faulty - if the leak stops then the cold water solenoid is bad.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • mpservices Nov 22, 2008

    You would have to turn the valve off for a short period of time - until the pressure bleeds off.

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