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Stuck in drain cycle

When I push the on/off button on, the pump tries to drain even though there is no water in bottom of unit. It runs continuously. It is as if the sensor for the water level is telling the pump that there is water but there isn't. It starts without me even hitting one of the wash buttons. Help!!

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Re: Stuck in drain cycle

Continuous pump action is a sign that there is another fault with the machine, generally its a faulty heater element, test accordingly hope i have helped, if so please rate, me, be safe unplug when working on any appliance

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