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Re: water level

Advisable that you open your inlet pipe fully to the machine. You could also check if the inlet filters are blocked, clean.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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There does not seem to be enough water in machine to wash with

This problem could have a number of different causes. Unless it is a machine specifically designed to operate at reduces water levels, the likely cause is that the sensor that determines how much the machine fills up is somewhat blocked or going bad. The blockage would prevent accurate sensing of the water level. See the explanation below:
The level sensor uses a pressure switch to detect the water level in the tub.
Water level control switch
This switch controls how high the tub fills with water.
Water level control switch plumbing
The big end of the hose connects to the bottom of the tub, while the small end connects to the switch. As the water level in the tub rises, water rises in the hose also; but the air in the hose is trapped, so as the water rises, the air is compressed.
Inside the water level control switch
Inside the housing of this switch is a little piston. The pressure in the hose pushes the piston up. When it is raised far enough, it pops up and closes an electrical contact. This set point, where the contact is lost, is adjustable, and in the picture you can see the cam mechanism that is connected to the adjuster knob on the control panel of the washer. As the cam turns, it presses a spring against the cylinder, making it harder for the cylinder to pop up. This means that the water level will have to rise some more before the pressure in the hose will be high enough to trigger the switch.

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Lg intello WD1243FH low water level? My Lg will not fill with water properly. It only lets in enough water to get the clothes wet then stops filling. I tried filling it manually through the drawer but as...

Try adjusting the water lvl going into the washer. Adjust accordingly. If you have a meter, just the resistance of the valves. Unplug of course. It should read about 1.4k ohms ish. Could be higher or lower but roughly that.

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I would like the water level in the washer to be higher on the highest level setting. Currently, there is a 6 inch gap between the water level and the top of the tub, not enough to even cover the clothes...

You cannot adjust this. It is controled by the pressure switch. This level sounds about normal to me. But if you would like to check your switch there is a video at that will walk you thru this. It is a different model but it works the same way. There are other videos to help with disassembly. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model.

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Can you adjust the water level on the LG Tromm WM1814CW? The water level when washing and rinsing is so low that the clothes are barely wet when the washer has finished.

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You don't. Front load washers use only a very small amount of water. They fill a small amount, tumble a bit, resulting in water being absorbed into the clothes, which drops the water level in the tub. The washer senses this and adds more water, which repeats until water level stabilizes. The only way to get more water on wash cycles is to use delicate cycles, which use more water, resulting in a more gentle wash action. Remember that due to the low water consumption of front load washers, you should only use one tablespoon of HE detergent per cycle. (even less if you use 2x or 3x concentrate.) This is a FixYa solution. Your washer is working as designed.

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Kenmore is uniformly easy to work on, everything comes off from the front.
There are two 80 models,
on the most common, newer model, the edge trims on the console pop off, there is a phillips screw in each corner, remove the screw, slide the console forward, lift up and flip over.
on the older one the console is released by sliding a putty knife or other blunt blade under the corners of the console to uncatch a clip, lift up flip over
  • 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 is 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)
  • 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
  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 - 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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My FWT645RHSO front load washer does not fill with enough water.

Hello Twisted1,
If you have adjusted the level to reset and then to where you want it and it still won't fill to the level you want, I would suspect the level sensor in the washer itself. Most washers have to be switched to reset before setting a lower or higher water level. I hope it's as simple as the reset level switch for you.
Good Luck.

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