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The machine runs a full cycle without problem until it's supposed to drain..It won't drain any water but just seems to reuse the water that's already in there. we got it from a friend who had no problems with it. I was told it was only 5yrs old. What could the problem be?

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The problem is the diverter valve needs cleaning out or replacing. Normally the switching device on top of the valve snaps and you have to replace the hole thing.

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