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Hello, For some time, the "infinite water level" knob didn't seem like it was working correctly. The knob would turn/spin

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:08 PM
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Default Infinite Water Level Knob/Switch doesn't work
Model Number: MAV8551AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello,
For some time, the "infinite water level" knob didn't seem like it was working correctly. The knob would turn/spin past the two water level extremes when I'd try to change the water level from "super" to "mini" and vice-versa, but I was always able to eventually get it to where it needed to be for the particular size of load I was running.

Today, however, the knob came off in my hand, and the plastic is broken on the inside. When I try to adjust the water level switch manually by turning it with my fingers, it doesn't move very much, and is not able to turn far enough to the right to get the "super" water level anymore. It only fills up about half way. It's as if the switch is so hard to turn that it finally broke the knob off.

Any ideas as to why this has happened and what I should do to fix it? I'm thinking that I may need to replace the pressure sensor switch and the knob, of course. Everything else seems to be working well.

Thanks,
Robyn


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Old 04-03-2013, 04:40 PM
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Yep, go ahead and replace the switch. You can examine your knob to see if it is broken also Here is the part

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