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Water leaking and dial spinning

Two problems water is coming out of the drawer for washing powder and the lettered part of the cycle selection dial is turning separtely from the dial so I don't know what programme I am selecting. Don't know if the problems are connected. Cheers

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Re: Water leaking and dial spinning

Unconnected faults. does water come out of drawer when filling? if so fault is a blockage in hose down to tub from drawer or drawer may need cleaning if fault happenns on rinse. fault on knob is broken inner knob and poss cam as well

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