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Water is being used in the drying cycle

We are experienceing excess water usage, the machine is consistant on the washing cycle, it would appear that there is also water being used when on the drying cycle, can this be so.
we have check all sytems in the house for water loss, it comes back to the washing machine every time.
your comments would be greatly appriciated

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This is normal operation. Water is used by the condensor to liquidfy the steam from drying.

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