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Washing machine takes in water even when switched off and now leaks.

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Electric inlet valve isn't closing and needs to be replaced. Not an expensive part and easy to replace. No question about it, the valve is stuck. When not on cycle or switched off it must seal off water line completely. Unplug the machine, turn off the water line to it and call the repairman or replace the valve yourself if you're experienced in DIY.

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