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The washer will continue to fill without hitting the desired level, continues draining. I've pulled the top towards me and dropped the washer down to release the stuck valve or drain but it keeps happening. Can this be a DYI or do I need to call a profesional?

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It sounds like you may have a problem called "siphoning". Please click on the following link for more details:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

A tale tell sign of siphoning is the constant draining. Hopefully, this is a simple installation issue with the drain hose. Often, pulling the drain hose up from the standpipe will break any vacuum and stop the constant draining problem. I hope this helps you.

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