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Slow leak in our HE 3T Washer?

My wife and I have a Kenmore HE3T Washer that was working great up until a few weeks ago. I opened it up after not using it for a couple of days and water poured out. I ran the drain cycle and it worked fine. If we do several loads in a row, there is no issue. It is when we allow it to go unused for a few days that water starts to build up inside of it. There are no error codes showing up and it otherwise works fine. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Khorak, I've seen this on this model a bunch of times. The inlet valve is weeping water. You need to change it out. The top has 3 screws in the back and it will slide off toward the back. The valve sits on the left side, right up on top. Easy job, part number is 8181694. Catriver

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