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Washer keeps filling w/ water, only stops when changed to spin

Estate washing machine, top load, bought new Feb 2007.
When I start the washer:
1. water begins to pour in.
2. water level does not rise, but continues to flow.
3. will only stop trying to fill when changed to spin cycle, leaves some clothes damp, others dry, all covered in detergent.
*will not fill and agitate in regular or permanent press cycles

Please help! Baby due in 2 weeks!

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Your drain line is too low.
OR the drain line is restricting air where it enters the drain stand pipe.
Remove the drain line and hold it up high.
Turn the washer on to fill. It should fill then stop.
This example should explain what you must do to correct the drain line problem.

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