Determine the size of the load of clothes you are washing, and check the type of water level knob you have. Maytag offers the pre-selector knob and the infinite selector knob. The pre-selector knob has five distinct settings, while the infinity knob can be positioned anywhere between the different water level settings.
Turn the pre-selector knob to one of these five settings: extra small, small, medium, large or extra large.
Turn the infinite selector knob to extra small, small, medium, large, extra large or any point in between these levels. If you are washing a load of clothes that is too big for a large load, but too small for an extra large load, position the selector knob between these two settings.
- Maytag's recommended water level settings are as follows: extra small for a washer that is 1/4 full of clothes, small for a washer that is 1/4 to 1/3 full, medium for a washer that is 1/3 to 1/2 full of clothes, large for a washer that is 1/2 to 3/4 full and extra large for a washer that is 3/4 to completely full of clothes.