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Didn't start washer, but there is water in the tub!!

I just loaded clothes into my Kenmore Elite front loader only to find several inches of water already in there! 
The last load emptied completely, and the washer has not been run since then. 
Does anyone have a suggestion as to my problem?  I'm a little wary to attempt to run the drain cycle for fear of overflowing.

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  • jrowlo Apr 22, 2009

    Same problem. If washer is not used for a couple of days, there will be water in the drum which must be drained out. Started about a month ago when putting cloths from washer to dryer only to find about 2" of water still in machine. Washer is about 5 years old

  • sharbum1 Apr 23, 2009

    I have had several instances where water started filling my washer and spilled out onto the floor. This was after I ran a load.
    It doesn't happen all the time but enough to be a problem.
    Any suggestions? Do I need to replace the drum?
    We've had ours for about 6 years now.



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I had similar problems. If there is no power, first try to unplug the washer for five minutes and then plug it back in. If there is still no power, unplug the washer, unscrew the back panel and make sure the white and black wires, coming from the power cord, did not come loose or are disconnected. If the door is locked shut, open the bottom panel. If you reach way up by where the door latches, there is a little tab you can pull down to open it. Also, you may want to check the filter. There is a big round cap, where the tub drains into before it reaches the pump. Unscrew it, but have a wet/dry vac ready to **** up any water remaining while you open it. Clean the filter and then screw it back in.

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