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Kenmore 90 series top load

Water fills up tub and won't stop all the way to the rim..

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Re: kenmore 90 series top load

Blocked pressure switch bottle.clean out bottle.Close.

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If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at,,, Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

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