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Kenmore Elite Fronloader Water Problem

Hi, My Kenmore Elite Smartwash he3 is having some drain/leak issues... I can't tell yet which is the actual problem. The washer is working fine, it's just that sometimes after it's done washing and we take the cleaned clothes out of the washer, there is a small puddle of water in the drum. I thought originally that there might be a clog in the filter or drain hose... not the case! When I opened the filter assembly, all the water from the drum drained out (of course). I did this before I went to work this morning. When I got home, there was another puddle and I noticed water dripping (very slowly) from the interior (where the water fills during the cycle). I ran a test cycle to make sure there wasn't a pump problem (there wasn't) and as soon as it was done, I turned off the water. It has been an hour since then and there's no sign of water. Where's the leak coming from? Can I access it? Is it something else? Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can offer! Sincerely, StratDude

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Re: Kenmore Elite Fronloader Water Problem

The water inlet solenoid valve has debris stuck inside of it, thereby not allowing complete "off" mode. best to remove it and clean the water path thoroughly. valve is found by tracing the inlet water hose.

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