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Kenmore series 80 washer only works on heavy duty cycle.

My washer overflowed (I had the level switch between tow settings).
Now it works , but only on the heavy duty cycle. When I try on the other duty cycles when it starts on the agitate proton of the cycle it starts to agitate and makes a groaning sound and then retries. I also noticed the lights dim in the laundry when it tries to agitate on anything but heavy duty.

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