Buy New Washer

Is it possible for a brand new washer to come with water in it or is it used i went to sears today to buy a new washer, and got a whirlpool top load, 3.5 cu ft for 400.Awhile ago my husband went to set it up and noticed that it has about a 12 foot of water in it.Does this mean its used or is this normal in new washers.You buy it and.