Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries
OK You say that you have water going into the appliance, can you just advise where the water is going to?
OK when you press the lever on the front can you hear a buzzing from the back at all?
OK can you hear the buzz at the back?
OK what you need to do is take off the back panel that covers the motor, when you have done this come back to me
ie the panel that is near where the water goes in, its just a number of screws and then you should be able to remove the panel
Just confirm that the appliance is not out in the garage or similar