All. After looking 2 to 3 hours on Internet and feeling quite ticked I thought maybe I should try blowing with a hose against the switch. 3 months ago I blew out the hose and the port on the water temp switch. Any help would be good, thanks For model number MVWC6ESWW1 I felt something go pop, which must have been a clog either in the hose or where it connects at the other end inside the washer. Good on Ya! We took it in to have it fixed by a professional. Did you ever find a solution? I found a refurbished timer for $37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QELKlLEZeI. And correct, there is no legitimate way to test the ATC without specialized test equipment (in the field; substitution is best. But was the washer lid opened AFTER the cycle started? (toronto on canada), as soon as the washer is commanded to start, it begins to fill as normal,but the agitator action starts immediately. But it is happening more often - the agitator fires up immediately. Finally, rotate the switch 45 degrees to align and insert tab to lock in place. Thanks to all for the info. I guess the new sensor is defective. Refer to comment two above this one. load level switch,(pressure switch) or timer But becareful when taking the black part off the control panel as I snapped the plastic but I don't change my water temperature often so shouldn't be an issue. at the end of the cycle the clothes were again very wet and water was holding in bottom of tub. Find part W10177795 behind the softener switch. removed top by shawns directions, dislocated the sensor tube blew through it several times (don't know if the fabric softener dispenser had anything to do with the problem but it was really a mess; so cleaned). Easy fix. I fixed mine by snugging a zip tie around hose(where it mounts onto fitting) to make the connection air tight. I will tell you if you think this is bad, you should see how things work in other countries they are worse. MVWC6ESWW1 Will not fill with water. A whirlpool. Do something about it. Just wanted people to know this same part when defective can cause your machine to overfill too. Like others on here, I simply order a new auto load sensor (W10292584) from Whirlpool (the little part in the control panel that corresponds to the fabric softener dial). Just my 2 cents and a few hours wasted. This mama of 5 (almost 6) is one happy lady! So, I took off the control panel, and saw moisture around the ground screw. Read on to find out about the parts you should examine and we also have repair videos do-it-yourself repair tips and helpful step-by-step videos. I have only had this machine 1 year, I guess I should have gone back with a regular top load washer, this auto sensing bit might not be worth it. I called when the oven was still under warranty (10-years ago) and the repairman couldn't find a reason. MVWC6ESWW1 Will not agitate. MVWC6ESWW1 Burning smell. ... Washer started agitating before water reached it's correct level. Once free from the control panel, remove the switch's rubber sensor tube and two electrical connectors. Spin also mustn't be working properly, because clothes are still heavily wet when cycle is complete, and 're-spinning' doesn't work. Anyway, I removed the switch, blew out the plastic tube, blew some compressed air in the port on the back of the switch, sprayed a little contact cleaner on the electical connectors, reassembled and the washer works fine now. I cleaned the greenish-yellow gunk (probably dielectric grease) off the wipers and the contact area on the pc board. You Guys are great for making the effort to post your findings for this problem. So the 'vinegar CLR water' went through the fabric softener cup for the cycle. Found this: Bad Auto load Detection switch. Is … Can't believe how easy the fix is! Agitates while filling? I put the hose clamp on the pressure switch tube and tried running the washer again, worked perfectly. I did this test and confirmed the problem did go away for a while (In my case for three washings). Seeing all of these posts here that describe the same problem makes me think much of the problem is with the hose clogging, probably down below where it connects somewhere. +1-888-873-3829. After about 20 seconds it stopped agitating and worked perfectly. Unfortunately, we can't determine which of those caused it to work. Then, I put the old timer back on and tried the replacement auto-sensing switch and that fixed the problem. Something told me to google repairs. Go figure. It popped off with a snap. Let it complete the cycle and it worked fine after that. ANSWER Lori, this is going to be a normal operation as the unit uses the agitation while filling with water to sense how much water is needed during a wash cycle.. After a couple more washings (w/out vinegar) it started to run correctly. Took the thing apart and fixed with two small zip ties on either end of the silicone tubing (seals the system): one coming off the "fabric softener select switch" and the other at the distal end of the tubing where it connects to the tub. So far, so good. No more whirlpool, sinkhole, money pit or whatever name they go by for me. OMG! This is the way information on the internet should work and you may have just saved me a lot of money and aggravation. Ultimately bought one off eBay for about the same price. Use a long thin screw driver to slip under the control module and push the spring clips. I went the route of everyone blowing into the tube, sensor, adding clamp,clean & lube contax,tapping knob of temp sensor. I noticed a few of the commenters showed their discontent of Whirlpool. That did not fix my problem. Worked OK for 1 month. Is it possible that hard water is contributing to the problem? I'm glad someone was helped by my vinegar suggestion. will let you know later!! Two small zip ties and I did not buy another part. Returned it and received a second one in worse condition. I ordered a new part for about $80 shipped and that did the trick!!! After they have been in service for a while you sometimes have to drain the water line so it can refill the air chamber with air. Cleaned switch and it worked great. Lori for Model Number MVWC6ESWW1. The original part costs were $65.62 and $39.60 respectively. Just another alternative to the hose clamp or zip tie used by other posters. Try it before spending the money on a sensor! I did two empty loads with perhaps 2 cups of vinegar, let it fill, let it sit for a couple of hours, and problem vanished. I want all who read this to write Whirlpool and copy and past my post, if nothing else, in your e-mail. So the repairman comes Tuesday. Sat unit back down gently. Put back together and magically it has started working right. My water softener bit the dust a year ago and replacing it is still on my "to do" list. Can someone please tell me what is wrong with my washer please? Recently, when I would start a load on Normal, it would start agitating and no water would be coming in, then sometimes I would start a load and it would fill with water, but not stop filling. This page took me to the right part at least! Then i tilted machine forward, wife held machine while i retrieved clips that fell out from releasing the panel. Took top off. washer works perfect now. MVWC6ESWW1 Will not stop filling with water. Thanks for saving me some money! This is such a stupid situation we are all in. Its too bad that this post cannot be added to the top of the list so that you will not have to read multiple years of post of people trying to figure out the best way to fix this problem. Also, just lifting the controls cover which houses everything by pushing on the latches may cause enough jarring to clear the stuck parts. my whirlpool washer was.doing the same thing. I too had the same issue. The agitation problem exists on all wash cycles except for the handwash option, but the filling problem at the end of spin cycle existed only for the normal wash cycle and not on any of the other 3 wash cycles. I'm sure a few of you took advantage of these re-bates, when you bought a new machine will now your paying the price. I put another load in, but we were back to agitating. disassemble instructions for Whirlpool washers according to the troubleshooting guide says to remove 2 end cap screws below the panel. I had a whirlpool that would start agitating immediately while it was filling. I am not a big fan of the auto-sensing either, but hopefully it will be many years before I have to purchase another one! Then do as Steve suggests above - blow out hose & circuit thingy attached to the fabric softener knob. We had a whirlpool stove that the oven wouldn't light. My washer is not filling with water at all and immediately starts agitating. Then gently remove the part turning slightly to either side and pull out. do you know how to test an auto load detection switch? it has a plastic tube atached to it. Thank you for the the vinegar tip. I called Whirlpool (800-253-1301) and ordered them, auto-sensing switch (part# W10292584 which is replacement of W10177795 which is discontinued) and timer control (part# W10177827) for $26.30 total at 75% off, plus $8.99 Fedex shipping and $2.12 PA sales tax for a grand total of $37.41. If I could do cartwheels I would have!! My mother in law has had same problem with her washer and this tube was the culprit. My repair guy told me to unplug it for 5 minutes. The agitator would run right away before it was filled with water, and it would leave the clothes overly wet when it was all finished. Tried to start and now nothing. Videos are on youtube for washer disassembly and tips for troubleshooting. This time I blew out the hose, and also the hose input on the part. Basically, if the pressure switch detects a higher water level vs. time than the flow meter registers for an empty tub, the 'timer' (where the calculation is actually done) will trigger a 'heavy load'. Same problem with Kenmore 800 model. Thank you to everyone who posted their fixes for this problem. :-( going to get a can of compressed air to try to blow into the sensor, and will also try to clamp the hose on tighter. A complete model overview for my MVWC6ESWW1 Maytag washer from PartSelect.com. What utube video do I watch for this problem? disconnect the switch. they have the last laugh because they make all the machines, they just put "Kenmore" name on the machine, if it's their day. Same problem... last load had to be re-spun because it was too wet. After going through the remove switch, blow out the hose, etc. Make sure there are no restrictions first. I am upset that Whirlpool hasn't come to this site and offered their view of the situation as a customer service. I took off the switch, blew in the tube as well as the switch, wiped the contacts inside the switch with a Q-tip and reassembled it. The hammer effect tends to absorb the air and you will start getting the water hammer again. I simply removed the control panel and replaced the part as others have suggested on this forum. Thanks for the advice! Don't stand for this kind of appliance misbehavior. I let it sit over night. It filled then agitated norm then spun and emptied normal. THANK YOU!!! model: maytag centennial topload washer. Saw video on how to get to the sensor parts. I conclude that I will not buy any more Whirlpool appliances. The next morning, I started a cycle and still had the same problem. After reading many comments, I believe whirlpool should be. Thanks to this site I'm running again! put back together, ran empty load with vinegar, not fixed. It actually fixed my washer! I am reposting because people seem to be going to a lot of trouble for this issue. He unplugged the plastic tube, and blew air on it to clear the soap suds, then blew air on the switch itself. I used about 1-2 quarts and ran the washer with hot water. Note Joe's comment on the mounting tab for the switch. I have a Kenmore 800 (likely made by Whirlpool)with the water saving feature and had this issue. I have a Maytag MVWC6ESWW1 washer that appears to have the same problems identified above. That you won't buy any other product from them again. I bought a brand new water fill switch ($94.91) to be exact, and it is still doing the same thing! I supposed it could but typically I see hair or grease in the tube. There are a spring clips hidden on underneath both ends side of the control panel. I have a Whirlpool Washer, WTW58ESVW1. I did what the man said his son did and kept lifting the lid until it was filled to max capacity and let the empty washer run all the way through the cycle. ... For model number MVWC6ESWW1. Somebody stuck a pin in the opening to the tube connection and ruined it completely in one post. I have the Whirlpool WTW57ESVWO with the agitation at start and filling at end of spin. Here is what I did: washer agitated while starting to fill and there was no clog in line. My whirlpool was doing the same exact thing and it was the tempeture switch which on mine happen to be the "no softner added/softner added" knob. And it is doing some other goofy stuff that would say timer? It is very similar to what you are discussing here. Tried all these things, replaced timer to no avail. On this model, the sensor is in the left most switch (water temp). Blew in hose and port on switch. Just wanted to re-confirm to everyone that the fixes listed here work. 30 minutes reading, 15 minute fix. First let me thank everyone who has posted here. I posted above with the same problem, but being cheap I tried the opening and closing lid thing on a few loads followed by a handwash load and it started working fine. Well, same problem as everyone on this board regarding the temp sensor switch. When new, water would fill for a while, then agitate, then fill some more, then agitate, etc. I decided to start with the cheapest fix. need help bigtime i glued a pond liner over the top of my washer now so cat can not do it again. Pumped the water out. The first one I bought I raised two kids on washing two loads a day everyday. It also fills after the spin cycle when the extra rinse is selected. Seems to be working correctly again. Find all the parts you need for your Maytag Washing Machine MVWC6ESWW1 at RepairClinic.com. re-connected and worked. I finally put the old sensor back in and it now works again. Took off sensor, took sensor apart careful not to break. The machine begins to agitate while filling, and there is clearly not enough water for agitation to start, and it lloks more complicated than just a pressure switch. need help big time Im terrible broke after buying New washer and warentee ran out 2 days ago no joke cat urinated on the nobs ALL NOBS (switches) washer now when it goes into rinse mode starts agitating when it is 1/4 way filled it agitates 3-4 times slow then fast for about 20 seconds then stops until it fills to proper water level . … read more This latter problem existed only on the normal wash cycles, which is on the top half of the wash cycle knob, and not on any of the other three wash cycles; Quick Wash, Soak, Pre Wash. After doing some research on the internet I narrowed down the problem to two parts, auto-sensing switch or timer control. Thank you Steve in TN. No longer agitates at the beginning of cycle and no more water added at the end of spin. It's worth starting with the simplest/cheapest fix. probably the tube. Tapping the temp control always seems to fix temporarily. you can find videos on youtube on how to remove the control panel. And good luck. I also put in a new clutch assembly which probably wasn't a necessity but easy enough, it was half worn out and slipping. Thanks so much for the tip! I usually only use that for towels, so I didn't notice it until today. That is why some people on here just blow into it and it may or may not fix it, and some people buy a 60 dollar part and it still may or may not work, just make sure the hose is connected and sealed and problem will resolve it's self. Did the whole silly thing over and its working fine again. I also stuck a pin in to the hole on the hose input on the part. Filled up washer with hot water added 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of CLR (Lime hard water dissolver). Had the same problem and I blew through the sensor tube and that worked for about a year. It could cause the type of problems you are having. That's how it is on the Whirlpool washer at least. This video gives you step by step instructions on how to diagnose the problem before buying any unnecessary parts. Genuine Product, Whirlpool manufactured the original product for your Maytag MVWC6ESWW1. I think I might replace the switch just to be on the safe side. A 5 MINUTE FIX. So far. Once you have reattached the washer body to the frame, reconnected the three electrical connectors and the control panel per the U-Tube video, your washer should be operating like before. Here's what I did that fixed the problem: Wow I was really worried about having to buy a new pressure switch or timer control,but luckly I have a B.A in electrical engineering and took it upon myself to look at the in side of the auto-sensing switch and you know what, after a year of owning this thing, the switch was still in perfect working order. washer model 110-29822801 turm selector switch to wash position,pull out,agitator begins immediately as water begins, (orginally water flowed quite a while before agitating started).. doesn't seem to get enough water. The hose is for sure less likely to leak any air when it is secured this way. Yes, I was able to fix it by replacing the timer which is the "fabric softner/No fabric softner" knob. I TOOK THE TOP OFF. Blew into the tube and the part it connects too and all works again. I am wondering if you can tell what the problem might be for this. Why? But it works. Thanks much! Maybe the products should be recalled or one free service call should be offered to customers to touble-shoot. I think that is the root of everyone's problem here, whirlpool saved 3 cents on a part and everyone is out there buying 60 dollar sensors because of it. My mom had the same problem with her Whirlpool: agitating while filling with water. washer worked fine all day, after washing a load of muddy clothes the clothes were still really wet after cycle was complete. I just wanted to post a note to say thanks for all the posts. We almost had a service person come out which would have cost $129 just for the diagnosis. I found the load level pressure bubble on the side of the washer tub(need to remove washer sides)that sends pressure signal to switch was full of water effecting correct signal. Have you tested the fill switch? Model # is WTW57ESVW0....and the washer is only about 17 months old. I just disconnected the clear tube, cut it to get a better connection and reattached the tube. I'm going to try the vinegar thing and see if it's the hard water.Just bought this thing from Lowes' last year!!! It began agitating at the start of a wash cycle, then spraying the clothes sopping wet at the end of the spin cycle. washer quit agitating at start, and quit filling at end of spin), but I now had a problem with my tub always filling to the max during subsequent washes (i.e. If the tube had a leak you could not get a pressure reading. Not sure what part you need? I had th he same problem everyone else did. HOORAY!!! It appears that I am fixed for at least the time being (water added at end of spin cycle Whirlpool WTW58ESVW1). Only when the handwash wash option (2nd knob from right)(not wash cycle) is used did it not agitate while filling. Let's hope it stays that way... BTW, I replaced the timer a few weeks ago and the washer worked better for a short time, but it was not the main problem. Just flipped it to max fill, ran water for about 10 minutes, moved the dial to spin to empty it and did it again in another washing mode. Works for awhile days maybe weeks but fails again. As for needing a clamp on the sensor hose, if it wasn't sealed it would overfill because no pressure would build up. I also tapped on the all the knobs with the rubber end of a screwdriver a few times and flipped the fabric softener switch on and off a few times. I did the vinegar tip. MVWC6ESWW1 Does not dispense fabric softener / detergent. But put my own twist on it. I have always bought Maytag washers. I had the exact same problem with my 30 month old Whirlpool WTW57ESVW from Lowes. A few years after we got it, this exact problem occurred. I opened and closed the lid several times. Washer stated agitating during the fill cycle and left about 2 inches of water after the spin cycle. I just blew out the hose this time. If it does it again ...blows the sensor tube and pull out your drein pipe a little more...make sure that you don t want it to jump out of the drain ... you can use 3 tye-raps to hold then in place if you are affraid...wrap one around the pipe ( not too tight ) the other on the drain (not too tight ) and link them together with the third...then tighten both on the pipe ... by the way I have to keep my wife happy ...she does the laundry... Watch this video on youtube "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc05y4lNWNA" It is exactly what you need to do if your Whirlpool or Kenmore 110 model Washer agitates while filling and wets down your clothes after the final spin cycle. I opened the panel - pulled off the clear hose - Blew into it - and it is working fine now. I put a load in, the water started, and the agitator started. Fixed it easily by placing two screws along the same outer edge on one side of the unit. Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Chat (offline) Sears Parts Direct. Another problem it had was it was filling at the end of the spin cycle leaving the washed clothes wet at the end of the wash. Never had a repair before on a Kenmore, until this year. My wahser is agitating before the water fill also. My husband use to do all of that kind of stuff but now I have to...thanks to the internet (and you guys, of course) I now can fix my washer myself,... change the oil in the snow blower, replace the spark plug in my weed eater...Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks! Hi, folks. agitat and filling wait for agitat to stop press stop turn all the way back to normal then start should be just filling to level then it should agitat allset. It's working. I went ahead and replaced the pressure switch about a year ago and it's starting to have the same problem. I noticed that the old switch was a W10248240 rev F and the new switch was a rev G. Hopefully this fix will last. I removed panel and cleaned tube attached to fabric softner dial. I took the control panel off removed the tube behind fabric softener panel blew into it, cut it 1/4 in and replaced panel. Can you tell what the problem is and how. We have a Kenmore 800. I followed the video to pry off the cover, disconnected the tube...blew into it...put it back, closed the cover, plugged it in and presto...it works...simple as that! it still agitated immediately while filling and it filled at the end of spin cycle but only on the normal wash cycle which is on the top half. I was having the same problems when I had the timer and switch/water-fill sensor professionally replaced while this washer was under warranty. Again, thanks for your threads (especially to Joe) in this blog, you all saved me a service call that would have exceeded the cost of the part I replace on my own. We also have installation guides, diagrams and manuals to help you along the way! Replaced burner w/igniter updated version. Washer runs like a champ again, no money needed. It's great not to have to re-invent the wheel! my washer also began agitating as soon as i began the cycle, while it was still filling with water - and then it would fill with some water again right before the spin cycle completed, leaving my clothes sopping. I finally ordered a new water level sensor (same part number as the old one)and installed it and started it up and got no water no agitation just a dead washer. Remember to pull the tab before you twist to take the little black electrical unit off, I just twisted mine and the tab broke easily. At first, I thought it was a "soapy" build-up, so I started running the extra rinse cycle and after several loads the problem cleared so I returned to one rinse (my water bill was sky-high the month I tried double-rinse). or defective for 80 bucks. I pulled off the hose and snipped off a quarter inch. Hope this was helpful to you and good luck. Agitates while filling, pressure hose was clear. Thanks to the person who suggested running a load or 2 of white vinegar - it worked! Of course right after warranty. The. hope this helps. I opened the board and blew on the hose and then used my air in the garage to clean the fabric sensor and put some oil on my connectors put it back together and thanks to this site and post it is fixed. My recommendation is don't buy whirlpool junk. I just fixed my washer at 0 expense. that fixed my washer. same problem as others noted. I then removed the power supply cables, disconnected the hose and electrical connectors to the sensor and then removed the sensor from the panel. In the fill up cycle it agitates, and in the spin cycle it tends to start filling water up. Then when it got to the end of it's cycle it would squirt just enough water on the clothes to leave them almost completely saturated. Out of nowhere, my washer started to agitate as soon as the washer is started regardless of which wash cycle was used. The switches ALL have this problem it seems and is a DESIGN issue. Hooked hose up and started a reg cycle. I am having some really weird issues with my washer. Thanks for watching. You can also browse the most common parts for MVWC6ESWW1. I kept running it different ways all day & googling. I went ahead and ordered the new replacement 'auto load sensing switch' (part #W10292584 that replaces part #10177795) from Whirlpool customer service at 1-866-698-2538. Agitates while filling? opened the panel up, blew through the hose, cut off 1/2" and let her rip. Check/remove the air line from the tub to switch. I replaced the switch. Fix lasted for about a month and then it happened again. Followed instructions on here and put a clamp on hose. I followed the steps posted and its working just fine now. Apparently it was a hard water issue. Thanks for the posts. Plugged the hose back into the sensor, and I'll be darned, miracles do happen, it now works. Then we noticed that if the agitator started immediately there would be water left behind at the end of the cycle. Which is one of the "fixes" that worked. Took the sensor out...blew it out with compressor and boom. Pull the control panel up while doing this. I GOOGLE searched my whirlpool washer & the problem I was having & this blog popped up. My Whirlpool washer does the same thing. I would have to turn the timer to make it start agitating. Unclip the thin clip on the right side. My agitator was starting before the water and the spin cycle wasn't finishing, i simply stopped the cycle during spin by using the knob , not opening it, and restarted the spin cycle. Fixed for $2.39. It should answer all of your questions. When it was full, I then switched the dial over the normal wash, and the agitator started moving. NO PERM FIX!!!! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: the sensor switch, timer, lid switch, drain pump, drain hose, and water inlet valve. I fixed ours by blowing the hose free of obstructions and wrapping a piece of wire two loops around the hose at the hose fitting, then twisting the wire tight with a pair of needle nose pliers. Same principle. Ordered a new timer, thinking it was the problem.. Had it in my hand but decided to search the internet before switching the timer out. My 7 year old Whirlpool auto load sensing washing machine [W57ESVW] also started to agitate when filling. All Models Parts. At the end, the close were still soaked, but I had hope. I bought another timer for it also, but it was a used one.I had the inlet valves tested and they were fine. I know that the problem is the tube but I can not find out how to disassemble the case top and back. Thanks to everyone for their tips. I tried the easy fix of running an empty load first, seems to have worked so far. But at less their is some smart people who is using the Web to educate yourselves, and I'm very proud of you! That killed the part, and nothing happened on any cycle that required water. THANKS STEVE!! Make sure that tube isn’t clogged, cut or broken. Reconnect assembly. I will fix it!!! A good reference is www.searspartsdirect.com and search for your model number. Reattach the tube and two electrical connectors to the new switch, and insert the new switch into the control panel with the tab 45 degrees off-center. I blew on the hose and trimmed it for good measure and put a tiny zip-tie on the hose. I watched the Youtube video on how to access the controls, then followed the great directions on how to remove the load sensing switch (pull back on tab and rotate 45 deg.). do you think it will dry out and stop this ? This situation (washer agitating while it fills) has happened to me twice, and both times it was remedied by allowing the washer to fill to capacity and go through its full cycle. Washer started like it was supposed to and hasn't had a problem. Thanks, Bill. Today however, I started a load...the water filled like it was suppose to, agitated, and spun, but once it got to the rinse cycle, it started agitating with no water. Joe's solution saved us an $88 repair man bill - we paid $54 for it and found the part on amazon.com. The service people came and like some have mentioned on this site, it was the small black box on the left side which is the water pressure sensing switch. I noticed white film in the dish washer also - also removed by placing a bowl of distilled white vinegar in the dish washer. I went ahead and ran about a cup of white vinegar through the tube from the top (sensor side) of the tube anyway and let it soak overnight. This washer was just past the warranty. So all of this may be normal. & reading about the fabric softener & temperature buttons I just finally hauled off & HIT my open hand on the FABIC SOFTENER button. ( Kenmore 800 pc.of.poo.). Thanks for all the tips in this informative blog. Thanks. The machine was out of sync and I needed to figure out how to get it back in sync. I work for a GE dealer so I don?t get updates on the new Whirlpool products but on new GE washers with auto load sensing they start to move the agitator before and when it is filling. I cost $65 and only took a few minutes to replace. Remember the mercury column from science class. I bought a Whirpool washer ( model WTW57ESVW1) from Lowes in 2009. Lol, - Answered by a verified Appliance Technician. If it messes up again, at least I know how to change the water level sensor next! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!! Re-connected the tubing and secured it with a lock tie. Re-installed switch and he works perfectly. 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