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Drain hose has a constant drip with the washer empty.

Machine runs through its cycle normally but the drain hose drips forever.

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Hi just read your posting.Now does the drain hose drip water when it is washing or when it is filling or all the time?Problem could be a stuck diverter.This component recirculates the wash water .Please look under the machine to the front right.You should see a red or black fan, this is your pump.On the black pipe which is the drain hose you should see a small component with 2 wires to it,this is the diverter.Please reply to confirm the style of pump and diverter and I can guide you throe the next stage of testing for this fault.Looking forward to your reply.

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