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The following day I have found water in the tub.Is it a bad valve? Also,it's quite a bit of water,more than 2 gallons.

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You either have a defective water inlet valve, or a defective pressure switch. An easy way to determine is to unplug the washer. If the washer stops filling, the pressure switch is faulty. If the washer continues to fill, you have an inlet valve problem.

To access both components, you simply remove the top panel of the washer. Locate the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then off. The water inlet valve will be located in the left rear of the washer, as viewed from the front (this is where the fill hoses connect to). The pressure switch will be located in the right rear of the washer, is round, usually brown in color and has several electrical connections.

The water inlet valve can become clogged with sediment causing the internal diaphragm of the valve to not seat properly. This can cause leak-by. If you live in an area that has hard water, or if you use well water this can be a common problem.

If you have to replace the valve, all you have to do is turn off the water supply and disconnect the fill hoses. Remove any dispenser hoses and the mounting screw(s) and the valve comes out. You can attempt to clean the valve by submerging it in a 50/50 solution of distilled vinegar and water to see if you can dissolve any sediment. Do not submerse the electrical connections, though. Allow to soak for 30 minutes, then rinse with hot water. This may or may not solve your problem. If you are going to go the route of removng the valve, it may be wise to simply replace it, rather that possibly repeating these steps twice. Just a thought...

The pressure switch comes out even easier. A couple of electrical connections and mounting screw(s) are the only thing that hold it in place.

Replacement parts can be purchased at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, pcappliancerepair.com, or repairclinic.com.

If you have any quesitons, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful

PS An easy way to remove excess water from the tub (so, you don't flood your floor) is to remove the drain hose from the stand pipe at the wall. Then, using a wet/dry shop vac, pull a vacuum on the drain line. This will drain anything in the wash tub.

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Hi!

To resolve the issue you are facing with, you need to check the following things--

Verify the unit is leveled and not unbalanced. Next check pump drain system – this could indicate a failure to drain or washer is not draining properly. Then check operating pressure switch and pressure switch hose. After that you need to check flow meter operation and then the CCU which is the most important part in the washer.

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