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The washer won't keep enough water in it to wash the clothes

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Make sure the outlet hose is positioned above the top of the washer, if the hose it to low it will continue to fill forever.

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This is what is called a 'high efficiency' washer, meaning that it is supposed to use a minimum amount of water to clean clothes as opposed to older washers that just filled up the tub to a fixed level. You also need to use special 'HE' (high efficiency) detergent in these machines (read labels carefully for amount to use also). Most major brands of detergent have "HE" liquid detergents available - look on the bottle for the HE logo. If this doesn't work, run through the troubleshooting steps in your owners manual and if that doesn't work, and the machine is under warranty, call for a warranty repair.

Posted on Apr 08, 2015

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