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Water level to low

Is there an adjustment that can be made to raise the water level on these machines?

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HI thanks for your question. no . no water level to adjust . front loaders dont take that much water.

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The pressure sensor is faulty and needs a new/good secondhand one
You can get one from an old dead board,
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Needs service code 66


The pressure sensor is faulty and needs a new/good secondhand one
You can get one from an old dead board,
But it needs to be calibrated to that board.
To calibrate the new one set machine to fill to low water level,
The plastic hex with red on it needs to be turned up to raise & down to lower the water level.1/8inch of a turn will adjust water by 15 to 20mm.
66. (01000001) Pressure Transducer Error [Ptx Frequency > 90 kHz]
Note: this supersedes Fault code 65 from V41 Motor controller code onwards.
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above normal frequency values.
Primary Source: Motor Control module
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remove the left and right edge trims on the control panel
remove the phillips screws under the edge trims
raise control panel ~1 inch and flip over backwards.
  • ensure air tube is attached( water level sensor operates off air tube from bottom of drum to control body, (bottom is not loose or there would be water all over the floor))
  • Blow any water out of the air tube, it should be empty when the washer is empty, water remaining in the tube messes up the pressure sensing(usually makes water level lower so doubt this is the fault)
  • ensure wires are connected to control body.
Kenmore pressure switches are adjustable, the adjustment is hidden.
An internal spring stretches over time and does not react properly.
to test whether just the adjustment is required,

  1. remove the water level knob from the front side of console
  2. depress the lock tab at the right side of water level sensor body where it contacts the back side of the console and rotate counter clockwise 45degrees
  3. withdraw water level sensor body
  4. adjacent to shaft for the knob is 1/8inch bolt head, turn clockwise to raise, counter clockwise to lower water level.
  5. washer can be operated with the console open and the level body removed just dont shock yourself on the cable connectors
  6. test, adjust, test adjust. (water level switch may need to be flicked hi-med & back to test adjustment
  7. if no effect replace water level sensor body
The water level switch body contains a small spring that is not really up to the job and stretches over years,
do this repair, on call, no parts, takes 15 minutes,, 3-4 times a month

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remove edge decore trims from left and right side front of control panel
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depress lock tab on righ/underside of water level control body where it touches metal mount plate
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