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Drum filling with water when machine switched off

Hi, My machine seems to be filling with water even when it is switched off. For example, I finish a wash and remove the clothes. The clothes are relatively dry and the drum is completely empty of water. Then a few days later I notice that water is lodged in the bottom of the drum. If I open the overflow cap on the bottom of the machine the water comes out and eventually it is all drained off. I can only assume that the overflow container is filling with water and when it is too full the water goes into the drum. What I don't understand is where is the water coming from if the machine is switched off? Any solutions welcom Tim

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  • Kenny Norful Jan 07, 2008


    I replaced the both water supply hoses because one was leaking behind the connection. After one washing cycle water continued to slowly leak into the drum while the machine was off. One note I replaced the water supply hoses with ones that are suppose to sut-off the water supply if a leak is detected.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    My Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer also fills with water when it is not in use. Over a 3-day time period the drum gets to over halfway full. I have to start the washer to drain the water before opening the door . . . learned that the hard way when I was surprised by the water pouring out. Why is this happening. We've had the washer about 3 years and this just started 2 weeks ago. I've been turning the water off manually after completing a load to prevent it from happening.



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What you refer to as the overflow cap is the cover to the filter which you should remove regularly and check. however nothing to do with your problem. the water could be coming from two sources: first, if the drain is plumbed in under the sink, water can flow into the machine every time you empty the sink. the cure is to put the drain hose up as far as possible in a swan neck. secondly, the intake water valves could be leaking and the only cure then is to replace them

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