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Kenmore he3 series washer keeps filling with water when not in use

How do i replace my inlet valve. is it simple enough for me to do?

my drum on the Kenmore He3 keeps filling with water when not in use

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    yes, my washer too is filling up with water. A constant stream of water is flowing into the drum from the rubber water inlet area. Is this a valve problem or what?

  • ckirk1968 Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. There is a constant trickle into the drum from the upper left water outlet on the inside. Water will gush out if I don't hit drain/spin prior to opening the door.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I also notice a puddle of clean water when I go to do the next load of wash. It appears to be trickling down the rubber membrane near the door. Should I leave the door closed or open while waiting for the next load?

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Remove the 3 screws at the back of the machine that hold the top on. pull back on the top and lift the top off. Remove the hose from the inlet valve and remove the screw that holds the inlet valve.

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