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Kenmore Series 80 Washer: Water fill seems low

When running the washer, the fill levels appear to be low. Is there a recommended fill level that should be reached (inches)?

At the "small load" setting there is 4" of water in an empty tub. At the "large load" setting, there is 7.5" in the tub.

Water level switch? Timer problem?

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