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It sounds as though you have a fill valve that is leaking. There are 3 valves on the fill unit, 1 for hot water, 1 for cold water and 1 mix. Either the hot or cold valve in the mixing unit is leaking.
You can take a look at item 39 below, it is the water valve unit.
drum fills with water when not in use - fd13a43.gif There could be a piece of rust scale or dirt under the valve seat that is causing the leak or it is just worn out.
Good luck, let me know if I can do anything further.
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Filling valve defective or circuit board bad. 1st unplug unit,if still fills= valve..reccomend homedepot parts,24 hour service,direct to u to home,competetive,unless u hav somone in business,lots of markup on these parts

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Replace your water fill valve.It is leaking through.

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