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Water leaking into tub from inlet

Water is continually leaking into the tub from the inlets as a slow drip. This happens while the washer is off and continues forever unless the water supply is turned off.

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  • Tawny1 Nov 30, 2008

    I have a whirlpool Model LST9245AW0. I tightened the water feed valves as they were slightly leaking. Still having the problem of a slow drip into the washing machine tub. Am wondering if I should just get a new machine (it is 15 years old; however, it is has held up so well. Getting someone out to replace a part may cost 1/2 of what it would cost to get a new machine. Just worried about the long-term quality of a new machine since I understand my current old machine is like a workhorse.

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You need to replace the water valve. Look on line for parts for your model

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I have found some stuff for you to read and hope this helps you. Let me know how it goes.
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