I put the machine on the wash cycle and it did fill with the lid open.
Should I see if it will fill for the rinse cycle with the lid open?
On the rinse cycle, the water did fill with the lid open, with the same force--but it stopped at a very low level. And the shirt I had put in to test it was turned inside out by the violent force of the agitation with so little water in the machine.
I got it today, and it was sold to me as new by Lowe's--so one day old as far as I am concerned.
I just did your experiment. I used a ruler to measure when the rinse cycle stopped filling. The water level on high is only 6 inches from the bottom of the tub.
Thanks, Bob. That is what I will do. I will call or go over to Lowe's tomorrow and tell them the washer is defective and that I want to exchange it. I appreciate your hanging in with me all these hours and answering my series of questions!