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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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  • ddbuild Sep 25, 2007

    the anti flood sensor had triggered the pump. I emptied the water out of the overflow pan and bingo the pump stopped because it didn't think there was an overflow issue anymore. I was able to splash out some of the water and stuff a small rag into the pan which sucked out the rest of the water.



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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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