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I just purchased a Maytag load-sensing washer and I HATE IT. If you open the lid after it begins running, it will fill all the way up when the lid is closed, regardless of how few clothes are in the load. How can I disable the lid switch so this does not happen?

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Unfortunately legality no one can tell you how to bypass the lid switch, however I do sympathize with your feelings.This was their attempt to save water by having only a partial fill if you were doing a small load.by auto sensing the load. In my opinion this design Waste water because they took away the manual water level control and created an electronic nightmare.....You might just have to get use to adding all your clothes and detergent close the lid and no peeking Sorry I could not redesign this machine

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