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Kenmore series 90 bypassing water. doesn't fill instead water flows out the drain tube once it reaches a level just below small load.

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Raise the drain hose up till the arch is about level with the back control panel. Once you here the water stop draing restart your machine and it should return to normal operation

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Your wash machine doesn't know that the tub is full. Open up your console and look for a vinyl tube attached to your water level switch. Take the tube off of the switch and blow into the tube to clear out any blockages. Then, put the tube back on and test the wash machine. If the problem persists, then you need to replace your water level pressure switch AND the vinyl tube (just in case it has a small hole in it somewhere along the way).

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Check for a faulty water level/pressure switch. This is a diaphragm like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level rises, so does the pressure on the air in the plastic tube and when it reaches a certain leve it activates the switch to shut off the water. Make sure there is no obstruction in the tube and that it is not damaged in any way. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter and checking continuity. A lack of continuity will mean a bad switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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Check for a faulty water level switch. It's a diaphragm-like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, so does the pressure on the air in the tube and when it reaches a certain level, it activates the switch to shut off the water and signals the timer to start the appropriate cycle. Check for any obstructions in or damage to the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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Check the water level switch. It's a diaphragm-like device with a small plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, so does the pressure on the air in the plastic tube and when it reaches a certain level it activates the switch to shut off the water. Make sure there is no damage to or obstruction of the plastic tube. The switch can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty switch. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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The pressure switch is what determines at what point the water shuts off. It is located behind the load level selector knob on the control panel. Before assuming the pressure switch is defective, however, a common problem that does occur, is the small air hose that attaches to the switch comes loose and falls off. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r762094-washer_overflows

The air hose is what the pressure switch uses to sense the difference in pressure from the wash tub as the water level fills. If the hose comes off the pressure switch, the washer will continue to fill to the point that it overflows. I've seen this a lot. What appeared to be a major problem, turned out to be a 5 minute repair.

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If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as "siphoning". This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:
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* The standpipe should be a minimum of 34" from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
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* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

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Almost went and bought a switch until I widened by search for "kenmore washer 80 series overflow" and came up with this:
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