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Kenmore 70 series Washer- Water overflows

Washer keeps on pumping water, and it overflows. someone says i have to change water-level switch. Is it right? Can someone instruct me how to open to find and replace the switch if that's the problem?

Kenmore (sears) told me it's going to cost $65 service fee + installation.
Also, there will be labor fee along with parts cost.

We would like to fix it our own, so i would appreciate it if someone could help us how to fix step by step

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The most likely cause is a split or cracked hose to the water level knob on the front panel. To get to it, take a putty knife and slide it into the front corners between the lid and the front panel to pop open the spring clips. Flip the top back and follow the little rubber hose from the control panel down to the bottom of the tub. Loosen the spring hose clips and pull the hose off. Check carefully for cracks or splits and replace if needed, which it most likely does. If you found this helpful please don't forget to rate it. If it doesn't help, forget we ever had this discussion (just kidding).

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    By the way, a couple feet of hose should only cost a couple of bucks at the auto parts store.

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