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No error codes, but machine overfills with cold pre-wash water even when the function is not selected. Two problems in one: overfilling and wrong function activating. What should I do?

My friend gave me an old LG washing machine because it was not filling with water properly slow or not at all. I purchased a level switch, cleaned the inlet valves and hoses, and that problem seemed to be resolved. No error codes were ever observed. Unfortunately, now that the water is flowing normally again, I see that water from the pre-wash hose fills the machine even when the function is not selected I had it on hot/cold, no pre-wash. By the time the hot water kicks in and pre-wash cold water stops, the machine is already overfilled. My friend says this was not happening before. So, not only the pre-wash cold water hose is letting water in when it shouldn't, but also the machine is not telling it to stop when the machine is overfilled. I tested both inlet valves with a multimeter and, electrically, they are working properly. Any ideas on what I need to do next? Thank you!

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If the washer is overflowing the pressure switch might be defective. The pressure switch is attached to a small tube which is attached to the outer wash tub. As the water level rises the air pressure in the tube increases, once the set water level is reached the pressure switch turns off power to the water inlet valve. Check to be sure the air tube to the pressure switch is clear before replacing the switch.
Check entire electrical circuitry for loose or damaged wires that connect to the main control board.

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