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    Rachelh1018 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 7, 2005, 03:43 PM
    Washing Machine Woahs
    I have a Kenmore washing machine that is very faulty. We never had any problems with it until we moved into our new place. The washing machine fills up, and doesn't recognize when to stop filling up and start agitating. I have to sit and watch it, and when I think it has enough water for the load, I have to turn the knob back to small load for it to work. The water still dumps in the machine when it is turned off. I have to stay close to it because it will start filling again and won't stop until I turn the water pipe off. Once I turn the water pipe off and back on, it will be okay until it rinses again. It also likes to dump water while it is spinning. I hate having to manually work the washing machine. Has this ever happened to anyone?
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    Nov 7, 2005, 04:16 PM
    The machine has a water level switch in it, a plastic tube comes up from between the inner and outer tubs to a sensitive switch in by the timer. Something has happened to the tubing or the switch. Check the tubing carefully. A small hole or being loose on the switch would cause just that problem. Likely any cheap tubing from the hardware store will work if the tubing is bad. Otherwise, it is the switch, or its connections to the timer.

    I guess it could be the selinoid valve the hoses screw to also. Water shouldn't flow when they don't have power. You should be able to feel or hear them open and close as you turn the dial.

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