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Kenmore 90 series top loader washer water level.

My washer had been working fine until just a few days ago. I had run a small load using the the small water level adjustment. Now it seems to be stuck there even though I have moved the knob back to the large load capacity. What could be wrong with this and can this be an inexpensive easy fix?

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  • p5ohana98 Nov 15, 2008

    Kenmore 90 Series

    Model 110.26912690

    S/N 4635732



    Problem: With water level selected to "Large Load", the tub only fills up halfway. Could the water level selctor switch be the culprit?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the washer only hums when on but no water comes in. It has been in storage for 2 months, not climate controlled either. The reason it was in storage was a small house fire smoked up our house and we had to move only 6 days after buying the washer.

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There are easy checks before you replace the level selector body

remove the trim plates at both ends of the control panel to expose Phillips head screws 1 at each end. remove the screws
lift and swing the control panel up and over the back, it is hinged at the top.
The washer can be operated in this condition for testing

1 Rremove the air hose, and blow it out.
often water remains in the tube after changing levels, the water is not compressible so a small change in water level in the tank, makes too much difference in the sensor.
reconnect the tube and try a cycle ~1/3 chance of fixing it

If fail,
2 The spring inside Kenmore water level sensors that reacts to air pressure in the tube is not up to the job and stretches, not noticeable till changing water level settings moves the anchor point of the spring.
pull off water level knob from control panel front, from control panel back depress lock tab at right of level selector body rotate counter clockwise 45 deg and remove
adjacent to selector knob shaft is 1/8inch nut, turn clockwise to raise water level counter-clockwise to lower water level, test, adjust, test adjust ~1/2chance of fixing it

If fail
replace level selector body

Posted on May 26, 2008

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Yes its not hard to replace this switch.If you can remove the panel the switch is on while unplugged and insatll a new one ,making sure you attach the wires and the air hose onto your new switch.Should be easy repair.

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