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Water level How much water should be in the tub during a normal load? I used to notice water level would come up part way in the door window. Now it seems that there is barely enough water to get the clothes wet, and no water at all standing in the inner tub. Also, sometimes there is still a small amount of detergent in the dispenser when the rinse cycle starts so it is not even running enough water to completely wash all of the detergent out of the dispenser. How does the washer sense the amount of water needed for a load?

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Re: water level

The level of water in the drum is controlled by a pressure switch. This switch is attatched to the drum via an air tube which pushes air into the pressure switch as the machine fills with water. There could be a blockage in the pressure chamber attatched to the drum or the pressure switch is faulty.

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