The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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Why is there water in the tub two days after I washed?

One day I do some wash, and everything is fine. The next day (or two) later, when I go to do wash, I see about 4 inches of water in the tub. The wash cycle runs fine again, and everything seems normal, but 24-48 hours later the 4 inches of water is there again.

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Sharon, sounds like the machine may have a faulty/ leaking solenoid fill valve. To check if this is the case, turn off water supply when tub empty, check the tub next day. If no water present then it is probably the solenoid. Call a good appliance Tech. have them diagnose and estimate repair. Good luck.

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Cause 1

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 sufficient water pressure to function properly. First, check the water pressure to determine that it is adequate. If the water pressure is adequate, try cleaning the screens inside the water inlet valve hose connection ports. If the washer still fills slowly, replace the water inlet valve.

Cause 2

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

The home water pressure might be too low. The water inlet valve requires at least 20 psi to function properly. Check the water pressure to the valve to determine if it is sufficient.

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mayer, thanks for the input.


This was happening to us too and we needed to clean the drain filter basket. There were pens, coins and fishing hoochies in the drain filter basket that was causing the water to stay in the machine. It was really easy and seemed to fix the problem. This Youtube video helped a lot!


Thanks for input Jessi, real world experiences are always welcomed.


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