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My LG front-load washing machine does not completely wet the clothes in the speed cycle. I set to heavy soil and three extra rinses. How do I get more water?

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U did no give model number but some LG washers have an extra water button on the front panel. But I am guessing ur water level sensor is not working properly. There is a small tube that runs from near bottom of tub to a sensor near the top. If tub is off sensor or blocked, water will no fill properly. Take the top off, two screws in back, and rake a look. Top slides back about two inches then lifts up and off.

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When I was looking for a new washer, I looked at front loaders and was told that they are not really for dirty clothes, it is more for sprucing up an outfit or shirt. They are supposed to be energy efficient read this less water and shorter wash cycle.
I would go for a top load heavy duty, stainless steel tub.
You are just wasting money trying to get this one to wash over and over again. good luck.

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