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You have a faulty water vakve, not properly closingt all the way allowing water to trickle in.. you need to replace the valve, in the mean time turn off the water supply inbetween uses

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Depending on how old your washer is and the condition of your water supply, it could be rust stains either from the washer tub starting to rust out. When a washer tub starts to rust out, it usually starts around the hundreds of small holes in the tub, as the coating wears away exposing the steel underneath, which rusts when it comes in contact with the wash water.

The other probable cause could be your water supply. If your water doesn't contain any rust or sediment, (fill a medium clear glass jar from the kitchen sink and let it sit undisturbed for a couple of days and see what settles to the bottom of the jar), it might be that your hot water heater tank is starting to fail and the tank is rusting out.

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You Need to check the following--

The fill hoses : These are located behind the washer and are connected to the water mixing valve and faucets. Pin holes and cracks on the hoses may cause them to leak.

The water valve: The water mixing valve is located behind the washer. The fill hoses connect to the water mixing valve. Inside of the valve is that the water gets directed to the filling spout. Water leaks happens when the valve develop pin holes or cracks. Bad fill hoses or water valve could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.

The Filling spout: Is just a directing part, this part directs the water from the water valve to the tank. Pin holes and cracks is what make this part to leak.

The tank : The major cause for the tank to leak is through holes or cracks that the tank develops because of vibration or metal items hitting the tank during the spin cycle.

The tub seal : The tub seal is made of rubber, it is connected between the transmission post and the center of the tank. Leaks developed when the seal gets worn out and it looses the ability to make a good seal between the transmission and the tank. A crack tank or worn out tub seal could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.

The overflow tube : This tube is use to direct the water away from any electrical parts like the motor in case of an overflow cause by a bad water mixing valve or bad water level switch.

The pump : The pump job is to remove the water from the tank to the drain pipe. This pump has an electric motor and an impeller. When the pump motor is turning, any water that falls in to the impeller, is push out to the drain pipe.

Most leaks are cause by a worn out seal between the front pump housing and the rear one.

The drain hose : The drain hose is made of hard plastic and some times it develops pin holes and cracks leaks. Bad pump or drain hose could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.

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