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The unit overflows on an inconsistent basis. It

The unit overflows on an inconsistent basis. It seems to fill, shut off, go through the wash and drip-drain cycles fine and pump out all the water fine when it doesn't overflow. If/when it does overflow, it seems to do so early in the overall cycle. I've changed the overflow control switch but this didn't resolve the problem. What else might be causing this?

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Check the inlet water solenoid.

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