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Kenmore elite 22952 keeps filling til overflows, no matter what level setting

I bought this used, and was assured it works perfect. No matter what level I set, it fills to overflowing, unless I turn it off. I was told the filling water pressure was too low. I fixed that, still overflows. Persons says must have happened since at my house, maybe rodents. Previous washer in same place for 10 years, no rodent problems. 2 cats live where washer/dryer is. I have not been able to run a single load. Level thing broken ? Dial has a reset choice. I have turned to reset, then chosen low level, or other, and it still just fills. Frustrated.

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Inside the case there is a water level switch. It is round, has 2 wires to a number of connectors and a tube that goes down to the drum. As the water goes in, the water level rises in the tube and causes the pressure to operate the switch and turn the water off. If the machine was tilted or laid flat with the transit bolts not being in place, it may have caused the pipe to come off. The usually look like this.
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Kenmore+110+Series+Washing+Machine+Water+Level+Sensor+Replacement/11037

or this

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/repair-guide/how-to-replace-the-water-level-pressure-switch-on-a-direct-drive-top-load-washer

They are easy enough to change, but expensive. Check the pipe hasn't come off first.

https://www.google.com/search?q=kenmore+elite+22952+water+level+sensor+replace

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