The other day, on a different thread, I commented that our Splendide has worked fine until recently troubled with a inop. dryer element. Well ,that has really changed!
My DW was washing a load the other day when I noticed moisture on the floor. Investigation revealed a small stream of water coming out the bottom of the washer door. Furhter investigation revealed the washer drum FULL of water. I shut it down and recycled to spin. After a few attempts, we finally got the water out of the drum. I ran a couple of rinse cycles to get rid of the soap in the clothes. We took the clothes out and noticed they were covered with lint and tree leaf segments. Inspection of the washer revealed large amounts of lint in the folds of the drum front seal. I guess it had been building up in there over the years.
What really got our attention was the fact that the water never shut off and was actually being forced out the dryer vent!
By now, the mother board was really mad at us. It took numerous attempts of proper recycling to get the washer back to where it worked normally (excluding the dryer element).
Since the incident, we have washed about a dozen loads with no problems. However, we keep a close eye on it.
I plan on taking the closet shelf back out(washer top access) and double check the pressure switch for a clogged pressure tube.