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Washing Machine Auto load detection

Auto Load Detection in Newer Model Whirlpool (and some Kenmore) Top Loaders.

Newer model Whirlpool-built (includes Maytag brand and some Kenmores) top loading washers are using a new technology called "auto load detection." Whirlpool washers with model numbers like WTW57ESVW0 and Maytag washers with model numbers like MVWC6ESWW0 use this new system. Auto load detection senses the load of clothes in the tub and automatically provides the correct amount of water to get them washed. It works with a flow meter and an automatic temperature control (ATC) switch, both also new, to accomplish this ?miracle? of modern engineering. This is all done as an attempt to reduce the high amounts of water used by the older top-loading washers. Of course, if you, really where concerned about conserving water, you wouldn't be using one of these machines in the first place, you'd use a front loader or one of the high-efficiency top-loaders. As far as these go, this one has been pretty reliable. When something does go horribly wrong, one of the most common problems you'll see is that the washer will start agitating as soon as it starts filling with water when you start the machine. It may also start filling during the spin cycle with the end result of your clothes coming out sopping wet. How's that for water conservation! If you see this problem, the cause is almost always a bad water level (load sensor) switch. It is in the control console and looks like this...


Automatic temperature control and load size sensing switch.


Automatic temperature control sensing switch.

You should be aware that Whirlpool uses at least two variations of the auto load detection switch ( see above ) so be sure to look up the correct switch for your washer using your model number. Just get your model number and you'll be sure to get the right switch (or any other part you need).

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