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My drum of my washing machine fills with water when it is not in use. i have moved the outlet pipe many times but it keeps on doing it. should there be a cut off valve to stop the water returning?

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You probably have a bad water valve that the fill hoses attach too at the back of the washer, if the solenoid is stuck open the water won't stop unless you shut it off at the wall.

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If cold fill only , turn off cold and wait to see if any water comes in, if it does not, then replace cold valve.
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