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Noticed the water level switch was kind of in between levels.. would this cause my washer to not stop filling?

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It could.
The water level switch or pressure switch controls the amount of water entering the tub. It does this by pressure it recieves thru a hose. When the pressure reaches a certain level it trips the switch and signals a wash cycle. Here is a link if you still have troubles with over or underfilling testing and replacing a pressure switch

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