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The water constantly draining. never allowing the cycle to start.

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This problem is commonly attributed to installation issues rather than a washer problem. I hope this saves you a service call. Check to make sure your washer isn't siphoning. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575830-how_to_prevent_washer_siphoning

This is most commonly caused by drain hose placement, or a standpipe that is insufficient in diameter. Read through the link provided and make sure the standpipe is of sufficient height and diameter to provide an air gap for the drain hose. Make sure the drain hose is not placed too far down in the standpipe. This creates a vacuum which causes the washer to siphon.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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