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Water dripping into tub

Our 5-year old Atlantis MAV8551 top load washer has started to drip water into the tub when washer is not in operation. The faucets are normally left in the open position, turned off now between washings as a precaution. No water is leaking on the outside of the machine. Any ideas?

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  • kjkessler1 Sep 12, 2008

    My maytag is a LAT 2500 performa. It also drips water into the tub from the water inlet place when the washer is not in use. Is it the inflow valve?



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One of your water solenoid valves are either going bad or stuck open with a little sediment. Find out which is leaking by turning off one of the water lines to the washer. If after it is turned off it still leaks try turning the first water valve back on the turn the other water valve off. This will help you determine which solenoid valve is having the problem. Once identified it is easily replaced.

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