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Washer not filling up with water at beginning of cycle.

I have a Kenmore 80 Series washer and dryer and when it rains it pours. I recently encountered a problem with the water level switch, I would set the switch for a large load and it would disburse enough water for a small load, after awhile when I went to set the cycle for the load instead of filling up with water at the start it would instantly go into agitating stage. I would have to figit with the water level switch to get the water started at the beginning of the cycle. Do I need to replace just the water level switch or both switches? I am now at the point where I can not get the water to start at all. Can you help us out? Thanks.

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  • alexgbell04 Feb 26, 2009

    How do I do that exactly?

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Don't replace anything. You will need to clean out the tube which connects the water level switch to the tub. (or replace that tube)

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    Carl Schulzetenberg Feb 26, 2009

    I'd suggest to do this: Unplug machine. Open backsplash and remove end of hose from water level switch. Use a turkey baster with a short hose on it to connect to the hose on the washer and force hot bleach water through the hose. Re-attach hose to water level switch, close up backsplash, plug machine in, test, and re-rate free solution to a Fix-Ya.

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