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Disconnect the machine from the power. Remove the top panel, usually there are a couple of screws on the back and the panel slides rearward to remove. The valve is about a 1/4 of the way down fixed to the frame and has a tube running down to the lower plumbing. If its not the incoming water valve playing up then get the level valve checked.

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