I just moved into a new apt, hooked up the washer and decided to do a test run. But I did not realize that the door was not shut tight although I did hear the locking click right before the cycle began. By the time I noticed the water streaming out from the front door, there had already been about half tank of water taken in to the tub, not to mention the flooding on the floor. So I stopped the machine and cleaned up, ran a quick "rinse+spin" cycle, the water in the tub was drained out.
Now, here is the problem: When I started a real load today -- with door shut tight this time, before the machine started taking in water from the hoses, I could hear the sound of water slushing inside. My immediate thought was that there must have been water left from the accident two days ago! The water was not high enough to be visible in the tub but God knows how much still remained under.
I ran this cycle with "no spin" in hopes that the remaining water could be drained out as much as possible. Of course, the clothes were soaking wet after the wash, but I still do not know and cannot tell whether there is still excess amount of water left in the machine under the tub.
Winter is approaching soon (hate to mention it!), I am afraid that if the problem persists, the water left in the machine would freeze. Not just that, I am concerned that the humidity may help grow mold inside the machine.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or ideas as to what I could possible do to resolve the issue. Thank you all!