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Washing machine overflowing

When filling up machine it overflowed. We tried putting it on a lower level setting. This was ok for a few weeks however it overflowed again yesterday, flooding the laundry. Is this a valve, level switch problem or something else,

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    Thanks for great and very prompt advice

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Fill valve may be hanging open and can be very intermitant may be switch but ck valve first start water entering machine shut washer off and notice if valve takes extra time to shut off if it does would suspect valve problem

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