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I have a 4 year old Maytag Performa washing machine. Regardless

Of what load capacity it is set, it just keeps filling. At about half full the water runs out of the bottom of the machine

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Hi!!! You seem to have a bad water level switch..If you turn on the water and water just fills in and doesn't stop then you have a bad water level switch..If you just turn it on and water enters then you have a bad water valve..Good luck..

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