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Kenmore Elite HE3 washer

My clothes, mostly the towels smell and feel dirty. The machine is two years old. Do not know if machine fills with the right amount of water or the problem.

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    It will not fill with water with door opened. Tried to depress the lid switch did not work.
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Set the washer to fill. open the lid and depress the lid switch. might be in the rear of the cover or on the side. watch to see where the water level comes to. once the tub is filled, the water height switch operates the timer motor for the different cycles.

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