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Water in drum after cycle

This looks a common problem. I had cleared the filter as it did have items in it. The pump was very loud and the water was not fully draining. Sometimes after the cycle, water will be in the drum. So it is not fully draining. I replaced the pump. Same drain problem, but the unit is now quieter. I think it may be the inlet valve (is it the same as 2-way valve)? My have printed the diagram from Sears. You have said it is fairly easy to replace. But Where is it? Do you access it from the back of the unit or from the same place as the pump, the lower entry? This would be helpful to know. I have heard people cleaning the valve first. I just need to find where it is and how to get to it.
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The valve is located inthe top left corner of unit, wehre the water inlet hoses are attached, youll need to remve the top of the unit and undo watersupply iin order to replace

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