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Water level low

Washer will only fill to 2/3 level when set to maximum. After it fills to the 2/3 level, the level reset button can be held to fill washer to the correct level.

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  • Dennis Babcock
    Dennis Babcock Jan 02, 2009

    the hose seems all right so I have a switch ordered from partselect.com

    Thanks


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Check pressure switch hose,,,if good replace pressure switch

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    onthethejob1 Jan 02, 2009

    any problem ,,im onthejob

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