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Kenmore front loader keeps filling water in drum and will not stop

Do these washers have a water level sensor? my basement floor was flooded after i put a load in this morning and i noticed that the dial had not moved past 'short' with respect to dialing in the length of the cycle. i put another load in and sat and watched the machine and it kept filling the water to a level above the top of the window on the front. i stopped it and tried to nudge the dial to where the drum would begin to agitate but it would not, i eventually spun the water out. it seems as if there is a water level sensor that is not functioning properly.

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  • jasonnosaj Jan 23, 2008

    the tube was OK, so i replaced the water level sensor. the water shuts off but now it seems that it may not be putting enough water into the washer. how much water should be in the washer during the wash cycle? i put my hand in there in the middle of the wash cycle and it was maybe 1 inch deep in the bottom of the drum. i guess i never paid much attention to how much water was in there before it malfunctioned so now i have no reference.

    when you replace the water level sensor, is there any kind of calibration that you need to do on it? any ideas to what would be causing the pressure switch to shut off before enough water is in the drum?

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Plug off the wall. Open up behind, you will find a thin tube going from the pump area to the control point. This is the water level tube; untie this tube from above & blow into it, it should be free, if not free remove the blockage, see that it is not twisted, insert carefully. Or replace. This shd fix your water level problem.

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