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Water keeps going and going and going!

Hi my washer keeps filling with water. If I have it in any cycle the water keeps flowing out and never shuts off. When I shut off the water on the laundry sink thats when it stops filling. Could it be the water level switch? Please help...Tim

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Re: Water keeps going and going and going!

The water is draining back to the ocean. The drain hose was not emptied properly from its last use. Put the machine in spin cycle (about 5 minutes) only to spin out the water from the outer tub completely and retry washer. If still problem, then visual check drain hose that it still has a "rising" section higher in altitude than the water level of inner tub (when working properly) before it makes a U-turn downward to send back to the ocean. You can also test the drain hose by putting machine in fill mode and crimping off the hose (fold hose over) to simulate a good drain hose. At this test, you should not "feel" water running through the hose if successfully crimped.

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