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Water keeps leaking into tub after cycle complete...there is a small "overflow" hole or something in left side of front opening in the rubber that has water leaking into the tub...won't stop.

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  • maverickster Oct 08, 2010

    Hey, thanks...and the washer is actually a KitchenAide Ensemble brand...and not the Frigidaire like I thought...but probably works the same...heck, probably made by the same people, only put different name on it...so your solution is probably the same for it. So, do you think a normal person can fix this or should I call in a service repair person? Thanks again.
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Water enters the washer through the water inlet valves to the soap dispenser on the left front of the machine and then enters the washer from there. If you are saying that after the wash cycle is complete and water is still entering the washer, the problem would be a defective water inlet valves. These valves should shut off the water completely if the washer is not calling for water. It requires electricity to open the valves. If you unplug your washer after it completes a wash cycle and water is still entering the washer, then these valves need to be replaced. It is the part where the water hoses connect to the back of the machine. Just remove the hoses from the machine, remove the back panel and you should be able to replace or have it replaced it easily. It should be easy to find at any appliance supply house. Hope this helps.

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  • Stephen Lam Oct 08, 2010

    Most likely the washer is made by the same people. It a relatively easy repair to do yourself. If you are able to move the washer, and use simple hand tools like a screw driver and pliers it should be easy to fix. If you you can't find a local source for the valve, you can try online with places like www.repairclinic.com. Let me know if you need any additional help.

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