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Duet washer, water leaks out onto the floor, when not running.

We have been told to leave the door to the washer open after finishing a load of laundry to prevent it from smelling and collecting mold. But when we return to the laundry room we find water all over the floor below the washer. Why would it be leaking when it is not even turned on?????

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Warter seeping through valve remove power cord. them cut off water at wall remove 3 t20 screws from back of top panel slide panel toward rear to remove. remove hoses and electrical connections from valve remove 1 t15 srcew from back of rear panel to remove valve replace with part # 8181694 for about $50
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