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Zanussi washing mashine zwf 1220 w water overflou

Hi guys,
my washing mashine when starts the rinse cicle,has a much stronger water pression than usual causing water coming out fron the soap dispenser drawer,it has been happening with any program I have used.
I have changed the inlet water valve with a new one,but the problem has not been solved,
Any more suggestions?
I also cheked for any blockage everything looks fine.
Thank you
Roberto

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Why not just reduce the pressure at the inlet wall faucet. But dont reduce it too much or your clothes wont rinse well.............

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