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My Kenmore series 80 top loading washer drains prematurely. Model # 82380100. Is it the fill level pressure switch or the controller? It is a recent development. I have owned the washer for over 25 years. My wall drain is 32 inches off of the floor, and is functioning properly. It seems to do the premature draining the most often on the Regular wash cycle. The tub will fill, the agitation will run for a few minutes, then the agitation will stop, the tub will begin draining. It may drain for 5 to 10 seconds then stop draining and resume the agitation with a lower water level. Occasionally it will do this and pump enough water out that it trips the pressure switch and the tub will begin filling to the water level set at the start of the wash cycle. The wash cycle will then resume. It may do it again before the wash cycle completes or it may finish the wash cycle with no interruptions. I have not noticed the premature draining during the Permanent Press or Delicate wash cycles.

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    mmksp Dec 02, 2012

    I want to add that it does not drain prematurely during the rinse cycle, only during the wash cycle

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer won't stop filling during initial wash cycle

Iam not a expert but I have had that problem you have a presure switch some times called a leveling switch. This telling the washer when to stop filling.On the leveling switch there is a plastic rubber hose this will let you know this is the leveling switch. That would be my guess. Hope this helps have a blessed day.

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