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My HE3 washer fills up with about 3 inches of water on its own when it is not in a washer cycle

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Fill valve is not sealing correctly when it is switched off

If your machine is hot & cold fill, try turning off the cold water at the inlet and see if the machine still fills up if it does then it is a faulty hot valve if it does not then it is the cold one

They are easy to change and easy to buy from dealers or third party suppliers

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