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I have a whirlpool top load washer model #WTW5860SW0 which I purchased in Sept 2006. My water load level knob is not working properly. I can only get an xs water load on any level I move the knob to. Also, the knob can turn completely around....I don't hear the "clicking" noise as I did when I moved it to each separate water levels.

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The water level switch is bad replace it www.apwagner.com for part number

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No problem as yet. Just purchased a whirlpool front load top of the line. The instructions are very good except I can't find any instructions regarding adjusting the water level for smaller and la


For the Whirlpool WFW96HEAC front-load washer, the water level adjustment is made by the washer based on the size of the load. If only 3-4 items are in the tub, it will do a small load. If you fill the tub completely, it will do a large load. (Note: if the clothes are packed into the tub, they can't tumble and won't get cleaned.) Loading the tub with clothes until it is 1/2 or 3/4 full are the other load sizes.

Please add a comment with the model of your washer, I'll be glad to give additional help. I hope this helps.

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I have a Whirlpool ZUltimate Care II Washer, Model 3XLSQ7533JQ2. Washer keeps filling in the medium and the super wash level and will not go into the agitation cycle. Works on small load level only.


Hello,

SInce the washer works ok on the small load size yet overflows on all others the problem is going to be with the water level switch and it should be replaced to remedy that problem.

The part number for that water level switch is W10339229 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at
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apdepot.com
partselect.com
apwagner.com
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What is the acuwash sensor


Washer temperature sensors and water level settings
The temperature of your washer's water varies with your laundry care needs. Standard washer models typically feature three temperature settings: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, and Cold/Cold—and higher-end models often offer as many as six or seven temperature settings. Temperature plays a key role in the effectiveness of your detergent—pairing the right detergent with the right setting for your fabrics and soil is important, as this will help reduce damage, prevent detergent residue, and provide the best wash across fabric types. For the best fabric care, look for washing machines with automatic temperature control (ATC). A sensor will control water temperature and ensure cold washes are above 60 degrees (F) to dissolve detergents, and warm washes do not exceed 93 degrees (F) to help prevent shrinking and bleeding.

The amount of water you use for each load also affects washer performance. Doing laundry is a bit like a science project. You need to make sure you are using the right volume of water, with the proper amount of detergent based on the dirt level of the laundry being cleaned. Too much of one component can result in a less-than-perfect outcome. Standard washing machines allow you to select water levels for different size loads, but some models offer more water-level options. Washers with automatic water levels use sensors to determine load size and adjust water level for best cleaning and rinsing performance. You will generally find these options in higher-priced top-loading washers. A benefit of front-loading washing machines is that most come with this automatic water-leveling feature.

Whirlpool® AccuWash™ temperature control sensor provides a temperature-controlled wash.

this is an article from the whirpool website, u can get a manual printed or downloaded by going to whirlpool.com and going to owners center and typing in ur model number.......

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Washer didnt fill when turned on, but filled when holding "reset"


sounds like your water level switch is bad OR the small hose that goes from the waterlevel switch to the bottom of the tank has a hole in it.Try replacing this small hose first.you can go to an auto parts store and match it up.it's usually about 3' long and about 1/4" inside diameter and about 99cents a foot.

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Whirlpoole gold top loader stop working


Try pushing down on lid switch. common problem for these models.

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Hi. My water level knob is very hard to turn and the water level is not correct when filling the washer. Any thoughts?


if it has been quite some time since you turned the knob it is possible that it is starting to sieze up, you may have to replace the switch behind the knob

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Where IS the water level switch on my Whirlpool Ultimate Care II?


The pressure (water level) switch is located inside the console connected to the water level selector knob (first knob from the left).

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My washer doesn't get enough water in it to wash properally.There isn't a water level knob on the washer.Its a frontloading whirlpool.


There is most likely nothing wrong with the washer. Front load washers will only fill about 2 inches of water in the tub. As the load starts to tumble, water is absorbed into the clothes, causing the water level to drop. The machine senses this and adds more water. The process continues until the water level stabilizes. (thus no need for a water level switch) Your clothes should get wet, but you will little if any water. If you use a gentle cycle you will get slightly more water, as the washers tumble at the same speed for all cycles, but give a more gentile wash if there is more water in the drum.
Also,..... remember because you have so little water in a front load washer (compared to most all top loader models) you want to use only 1 to 2 (max) tablespoons of HE detergent per load!

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I'm assuming you have a top load Whirlpool washer with buttons and knobs, instead of electronic controls.
There are some things that will cause a washer to overfill. The only one that will cause it to underfill is the pressure switch (water level switch.)
Some older machines (15 yrs+) have a ***** on the back of the pressure switch to adjust for the fullest load. If that ***** has moved, that would explain the lower levels. If the pressure switch is plastic (nearly all newer models,) the switch is not adjustable and should be replaced.

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It will not fill with water


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