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Kenmore HE3 seems to use way more than 10.5 gallons

Machine seems to be using more than 10.5 gallons per wash....at times is seems as though it is running our well dry....is there a water sensor to determine amount used??
Anyone else experiencing this issue??

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Well the water is meter by the unit ,,but i can give you the read outs,,large loads 12 - 14 gallons..medium loads 10 -11 1/2 gallons small loads 9..these are tech estim...it depend on clothing being wash,,,good luck onthejob

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