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Whirlpool WTW57ESVW1 auto load sensing washer efficiency

Will adding pre-soaked wet clothing to my auto load sensing washer at start-up cause more water to be used during the machine's operation because it senses a heavier, and thus, it thinks a larger, load of clothing? I have a Whirlpool WTW57ESVW1 clothes washer.

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Hi Landell. I am after washer efficiency, that's why I bought this machine. I usually pre-soak my extra dirty and greasy clothes in Oxy-Clean before placing them in the wash. As per the manufacturer's instructions, they do not address the issue of how adding wet clothing effects washer efficiency. They only state that one shouldn't open the lid after starting a wash because this will cause the max amount of water to be used regardless of the size of the load. I ASSUMED that the machine sensed the weight of the clothes to determine the fill level. Wet/heavier clothing would result in more water use. I want to avoid that, so I am checking my assumption by writing about it on this message board. If the manufacturer doesn't want a consumer to have the information he needs to make good use of their product, then the manufacturer should know that this will effect their reputation and future sales.
by Manage My Life
June 12th, 2012
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Steve,



You did not tell me

why

you wanted to know what would happen if you added wet clothing. If it is efficiency you are after, I would recommend loading it as the manufacturer directs.



The information you are after now is proprietary. Whirlpool does not tell us exactly how their designs work. The only information I do have is for internal use and without permission from Whirlpool I am not at liberty to give that out.



If you need help with a repair please reply below and I will be happy to assist you.



Landell
by Manage My Life
June 12th, 2012
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Steve,



You did not tell me

why

you wanted to know what would happen if you added wet clothing. If it is efficiency you are after, I would recommend loading it as the manufacturer directs.



The information you are after now is proprietary. Whirlpool does not tell us exactly how their designs work. The only information I do have is for internal use and without permission from Whirlpool I am not at liberty to give that out.



If you need help with a repair please reply below and I will be happy to assist you.



Landell
by Manage My Life
June 12th, 2012
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Hi Landell. Thanks for your response. It seems as though I shouldn't add any pre-soaked clothing if i'm more concerned about efficency. However, this method seems counter-intuitive since the clothes get wet during the initial fill before the first brief wash motion/agitation. I read somewhere that the tube connected to part #W10248240 plays a role in setting the correct fill level by sensing a pressure differential as the clothes get wet. Can you find out if this is correct? If it is, then how does adding wet clothes affect the fill level? Thanks for any light you can shine on this.
by Manage My Life
June 11th, 2012
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Hi Steve,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

If you add wet clothing to the washer at the beginning of the cycle, it will most likely add more water but the manufacturer does not provide us with information on this. The way this washer senses load size is measuring the amp draw on the motor. This washer senses the load size, and composition through a series of fills and wash motion. It then adjusts the water level for the best cleaning and rinsing performance. It eliminates the guesswork. The water level is just right for every wash load size.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website;

Sears Home Services

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Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or purchase any parts needed for your appliance;

Sears Parts Direct

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I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell
by Manage My Life
June 11th, 2012
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This a a good question. The expert will review and respond. I did attach the owner's manual if you have not already checked there. The link is below.
by Manage My Life
June 9th, 2012
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