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Washer won't stop filling

The machine keeps filling with water regardless of the position of the water level switch. It seems to me that either the switch itself must be bad or that there is some sort of sensor that is disconnected or needs to be replaced. I found a wiring diagram on the back of the machine but doesn't tell me much. Removing the back to access the switch seems to be a task in itself. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.

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  • ttimm Nov 06, 2007

    kenmore 80 washer wont stop filling, I was told by an aftermarket parts reseller that it was either the vacuum line going to the water level switch or the switch itself...can you verify or add your input...thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    Washer won't stop filling to the point of overflowing to the floor.

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Have you tried cleaning the hose that connects to the switch. That was my problem. When I went to clean it there was actually a hole in it. So try that.

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