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Washer only fills part way before agitation begins

I have a kenmore washer 110.26842691, and when I turn it on, it only fills part way before agitating, all else seems to run fine, but this one problem.I can hold the reset button to get more water in the tub, but I have to repeat that step for the rinse cycle also. Any suggestions before I call a repair man?

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The water level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. The switch is usually a diaphragm like device with a small clear plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level rises the pressure increases on the air in the tube. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water, and signals the timer to start the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you will probably need to replace the switch. Hope this helped.

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