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Drum Not filling with water completely

When I turn on my washer the drum does not fill up with enough water, or alternatively, when rinsing, it's not bringing in with enough water to fill up properly. Clothes are finished with a strong smell of detergent. I have to do a second rinse automatically.

I checked the water hoses and water is coming in fine. The inlet valve appears to work fine, as when I first turn in the washer, the water comes in with a lot of pressure. I checked the detergent bin and does not appear clogged. Although in some of those little holes, it looks like water is not coming out fully. But I'm not sure though.

Any ideas? Thank you.

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Water Level Pressure Switch

The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that is part of the water inlet valve circuit. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. If the switch is defective, it may not supply power to the water inlet valve. You can check the pressure switch for continuity with a multi-meter. You may need the wiring diagram for the washer to determine which terminals to check on the switch. Remove power from the appliance before performing this test.

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