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Water leaks into the washer all the time, i have hard water and i think the valve that allows water into the washer is not shuting off all the way. how do i replace it?

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I have had the valve get stuck and not close on either cold/hot side. You will have to replace the valve. You will have to pop off the top and its fairly easy to see where the valve is because the hose connections are tied directly into it.

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