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Why would the drain pump on an LG top load washer would run continuoulsy?

When the washer is plugged and press the On/off button, the washer starts immediately without any selections in the control pannel or water connection. Once connected to the water and I select the programs, the washer starts running but the drain pump runs continuoulsy. I disconnect the pump and the washer go to the washing cycle, I reconnect pump to drain the water, disconnect again the drain pump to rinse and finnaly reconnect to spin and drain. A technician came today and checked it, said both pump and pressure switch are fine and that the control pannel needs to be replace. Still, there was never an error code displayed?! Could that be really the problem? Where could we buy a replacement part? Thanks for your help!!!

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Yes, that does sound like it is the control panel, as that would cause the machine to do weird random things as you are describing. The part should be available at or my favorite, Just type in the model number of your machine and diagrams, parts and prices will appear. Good luck, Dennis Wayne

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