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The basket gets off center. So when it fills, the water spills out the back of the washer. What can I do to get it centered again?

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The water level pressuresensor is faulty and so the washer fills up beyond the limit.Due to the overload the washer gets out of control.So set the water level to the lowest level to see if its cut off.If not replace.

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