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After cycle is finished and clothes removed, I go back the next day and find water in the machine, about 3 inches.

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The inlet valve is leaking water into the machine. When the machine is switched off the valve should close to prevent water getting in but sometimes fine grit from the water gets into it, even through the mesh filter, and stops it from closing fully. This happens mostly when you use water from a well. There are only 2 options.

  1. Have a new inlet valve fitted. The inlet valve is the part at the back to which the hose supplying the water is attached. It would mean opening up the machine so unless you're good with machines it would be safer to get it done professionally.
  2. The other option is to switch off the water supply to the machine eacy time after using it. I know it's not ideal but the amount of water leaking in will probably get worse over time and may eventually be high enough to flow out the washing machine door when it's opened.
Note: Even if the inlet valve is replaced, if there's fine grit in the water it may happen again. Sorry I couldn't give you better news.

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