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Kenmore 80 series washing machine-top load

I have akenmore washing machine with a 3 button water level.it has 3 levels small,med .large .When i put it to large load it does not fill up all the way .only halfway on a large load .What could my problem be

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You will need to replace the pressure switch, Take back off console to get to the switch, there are 3 wires brown, purple and pink, also a hose that attaches to the switch needs to be removed. Switch will cost about 30. dollars

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