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My Kenmore frontload washer Model 417 sometimes sticks in the fill cycle and will not advance.It will stay that way for hours just running water.If I advance the knob just a bit it will continue as normal.It does not always do this.Seems to happen most when I use the light load setting but has happened in others.It is a small problem but has cost me a shirt and countless gallons of water.I would appreciate any help you may have.

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Your water level sensor, or perhaps the selector switch itself, is faulting on you.

Next time it sticks on a medium load, see if you can move it to a light load. If it sticks on a light load, goto medium load. In both cases, if the washer comes back to life (starts to agitate or resumes filling), then your selector switch is out.

If rotating the selector switch doesn't seem to do anything, then your pressure switch / level switch is faulty.

Selector switch and pressure switch are both located in the compartment where the controls are mounted.

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