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The amount of water or the water level during the washing cycle is very little. is there some way to adjust the water level, so that more water is allowed to go in before it starts the wash cycle

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  • ivanarybensk Jul 11, 2010

    I have a whirlpool AWO 9361 6th sense 6kg front load washing machine very similar to a AWO/D5926. How do I adjust the water level switch?????

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Your pressure switch stops the water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which goes down between the inner and outer tub. As the water level increases the air in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to make the switch stopping the water from filling. This tube can get clogged and the switch won't work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear. Remove screws or pry up the spring clips to open the top to access the tube.

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High-efficiency washers are designed to use just the right (very little) amount of water for washing and HE detergent must be used for the machine to work properly. The amount of water that fills the machine during any cycle is automatically controlled by the controls. Adjusting the water level, as if possible, for the wash cycle will result in sud error. Therefore, adjusting the water level for any cycle is not possible. It also prevents the overloading of the machine which will result in the same sud error.

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    Jahn27 Jul 11, 2010

    Your washer has intelligent electronic controls and there's no way you can alter the water level for any wash cycle except rigging the water level pressure sensor/switch which is a task next to impossible. Granting that you can devise a way to add water into the machine to make the water level higher than what the controls permit but without rigging the water level pressure sensor/switch, the machine will definitely not work then flash either a sud error or overflow fault code. Again, the only why to alter the water level is by rigging the water level pressure sensor/switch to allow higher water level.

    In case the water level is indeed below what is normal for a specific wash cycle, consider replacing the water level pressure sensor/switch and/or the water inlet valves.

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