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I found the water level switch. It appears to have 5 adjustment screws. I would like ti raise the water

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:48 AM
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I found the water level switch. It appears to have 5 adjustment screws. I would like ti raise the water level for the wash and 1 rinse cycle.


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Old 04-03-2011, 08:28 AM
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The water level switch is not adjustable. The machine like almost all front loaders is designed to automatically allow the correct level of water into the cycle. If you want to control water you will need a water level adjustable top loader.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:46 AM
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thanks, sid. Then why does the switch have what look like sealed adj. screws?
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I will be honest with you, I do not know, have never had the issue come up before because the folks who buy these are interested in using less water, not more.

Don't recommend it, but if you decide to play around with it, less us know what you find out.
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I know, but here's the story. I went from a top loader to front because they do a better job (owned 4 laundromats) but, I reuse washer water to flush toilets and am not generating enough water. Besides, the laundry splashing through water works better than just splushing wet laundry around. Did you know they splush? Thx
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Well interesting, I assume you have your washer drain hooked into a toilet tank in some manner. You may well be the only person who wants their front loader to use more rather than less water.

I accept the fact that front loaders do a better job of cleaning, but in my opinion the difference is not sufficiently great to justify the expense of a front loader. Many of us techs do not recommend them because

1. They use microprocessor controls. Microprocessor controls hate moisture, heat and vibration, and a washer has . . .
2. The axis is perpendicular to the weight, resulting in support issues.
3. Mildew is not your friend, and its not even a houseplant.
4. The motor is DC, which means some more unreliable electronics to convert AC to DC.
5. Parts are very expense and diagnosis is usually "Keep replacing parts until the thing works".

Well, as I said, if you fool around with it let us know what happens.
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