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Danby Washer filling when not in use

01 - Danby Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the washing machine. If the water inlet valve is defective, the wash may fill slowly or not fill at all. The water inlet valve requires at least 20 psi to function properly. First, check the water pressure to determine that it is adequate. If the water pressure is adequate, replace the water inlet valve.
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Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve
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02 - Low Water Pressure from House Supply
The water pressure to the water inlet valve might be too low. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to shut off properly. If the water inlet valve does not get enough pressure, the valve may not fully close after the power is shut off. As a result, water can leak into the washer when it's not in use. If the water pressure is low at all the faucets, you may need to call your local water supplier to determine if the water pressure is sufficient and correct if necessary.
03 - Clogged Screens in Fill Hose or Water Inlet Valve
All water valves have filter screens to prevent particles from clogging it up, or worse yet preventing the valve from closing. For added protection and easier access, some fill hoses may have screens added to the hose washers/gaskets where the fill hose connects to the home's hot or cold shut-off valve. The screens in the water valve and hoses should be checked and cleaned if necessary. Unplug the machine. Turn off the water supply valves. Get a bucket to catch the remaining water in the hoses. Unthread the hoses from your machine and check to see if there is a clog in the filter. A simple cleaning may do the trick to stop the washer from filling when not in use.

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