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Washing machine kenmore 80 series top load washing machine, ten years old. When clothes were loaded and machine filled with water, it overflowed the top and flooded my floor. It did not go in to the spin cycle.

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It has a little semi clear or black 1/4 of inch, long hose behind the control panel , who its attached one side to the level pressure switch and the other side to the tub. culd be only this three options clogged ,bented or unnatached this hose to one of the sides tub or switch easy fix

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00092478.jpgWater fill level switch

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00021892.jpgHose for water level pressure switch


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